Hansen off to solid start

OU quarterback commit Justice Hansen has been involved in some fun, tight games this season. That trend should continue Thursday.

There's never a dull moment right now for Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe. Led by Oklahoma quarterback commit Justice Hansen, the Wolves have won three games in a row, but it hasn't been easy.

Edmond Santa Fe needed overtime to defeat Edmond North two weeks ago. Last week at Moore (Okla.) Southmoore, Hansen pulled off a ridiculous 57-yard completion in the fourth quarter to lead the way to a 35-24 victory.

Now 3-1 and 1-0 in district, Thursday night won't be any easier for the Wolves with a rejuvenated Mustang (Okla.) High club coming to the University of Central Oklahoma.

Mustang lost its first game in overtime but has also rattled off three consecutive victories. And now is unveiling a new wrinkle in sophomore quarterback Chandler Garrett.

Already 6-foot-5, the sky is the limit right now for Garrett. Mustang coach Jeremy Dombek said Garrett wasn't ready to be the starter when the season began. He's ready now.

Garrett threw for four touchdowns last week and is giving the opposition a lot to think about going forward.

Hansen has produced solid numbers that have been hampered by uneven play by his inexperienced wide receivers. As the group continues to improve, Hansen's numbers should only go up.

Regardless, he has been every bit as good and deserving of his four-star Scout 300 ranking this season. Hansen is 45-of-87 for 701 yards with six touchdowns and an interception.

Always a threat on the ground, Hansen has stepped it up in that area. He has rushed 55 times for 333 yards and eight scores, averaging 6.1 yards per carry and 111 yards per game.

Hansen is averaging more than 330 yards of total offense per game.

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