It was a good first week of high school football across the state with a lot of top Oklahoma targets in action. Sooners Illustrated was able to see a couple of games with a bevy of recognizable names to watch.
Southlake Carroll (Texas) High at Tulsa (Okla.) Union
Carroll WR Zach Farrar
Nobody improved his stock more than Farrar. Currently a three-star prospect, Farrar came alive in the second half to help turn things around for the Dragons. Trailing 23-7 at halftime, it was the big-play potential by Farrar that got things rolling as he finished with five catches for 107 yards and a touchdown with most of his work happening in the second half.
Carroll DB Obi Eboh
Regarded as one of the top cornerbacks in the nation, and it’s crystal clear as to why that is. Union was smart enough to never look in his direction, but Eboh still had a pass breakup and was more than willing to help out in run support. Unfortunately for OU fans, despite the OU coaches being in attendance, Eboh committed to Texas the following day.
2017 Carroll S Robert Barnes
The OU legacy showed why he’s ranked No. 170 in the nation for the 2017 class. Barnes was everywhere this night, tracking the ball seemingly the entire game. Watching him, it wouldn’t shock me if he had at least 15 tackles in the game. His size, length, quickness were all on display, and he made OU fans extra happy with his commitment Monday afternoon.
2017 Union CB Tre Brown
Farrar was a great matchup for the much smaller Brown. The Scout 300 cornerback fared well in the first half, but Farrar was able to adjust and use his size to his advantage in the second half. Brown is no doubt one of the better corners in the state, but it was a learning experience for him against a big receiver who knew how to use his size.
Edmond Memorial at Moore Southmoore
2018 Southmoore QB Casey Thompson
Thompson started his season throwing for three touchdowns and running for one more, but it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Thompson, after his first touchdown pass, was picked off on back-to-back possessions in the first half. It did speak to his poise with his ability to bounce back from that start and get things rolling again in a 35-3 victory.
2017 Southmoore ATH Quindon Lewis
The difference maker for the SaberCats. When Lewis is at receiver, the team is completely different. Problem is he’s going to need his rest, too, as he’s also the starting cornerback. Lewis was dynamic in the passing game with four catches for 79 yards and two touchdowns, a perfect audition for the Sooners who see him more now as a receiver instead of defensive back.
2018 Southmoore OL Brey Walker
The most talked about prospect in the state showed why in his first game as a sophomore. Walker was able to dominate the line of scrimmage just like somebody his size is expected to do. It will be very interesting to watch Walker against some of the bigger defensive lines in the state as Walker didn’t have an equal on this night.