Five from Friday: Smallwood wins title 

December, 3, 2012
Every week through football season, SoonerNation writer Bob Przybylo will reveal five things he learned while out on the road watching the best in the Midlands area play football.

Jordan Smallwood
Bob Przybylo/ESPN.comJordan Smallwood had two touchdowns as his team won the Class 6A state title.
1. OU commit Jordan Smallwood (Jenks, Okla./Jenks) goes out a champion. There was no drama in the Oklahoma Class 6A state championship game as Jenks rolled to a 55-20 victory against Norman (Okla.) North. But that didn’t mean there wasn’t any emotion as Jenks won its first state title in five years. Smallwood had four catches for 50 yards and two touchdowns, including one signature 27-yard grab on fourth down where stiff armed a defender down by the sideline and back pedaled into the end zone. Smallwood said he dreamed of what it would feel like if he had won a state title. Following the game, he said it was better than anything he could have ever imagined.

2. The best 2014 in-state prospect might be Jenks safety Steven Parker. He wasn’t the most ballyhooed recruit entering the season, but Parker has played his way into the discussion. It was another brilliant performance by Parker, who has offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Alabama. He had eight tackles and an interception and once again was the unquestioned quarterback of the defense as it shut down Norman North all night. Parker is a strong OU lean at this point, twice admitting he has been close to committing to the Sooners. OU is struggling to win some top 2013 battles, but if the Sooners can nab Parker, not a bad sign for 2014.
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