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Friday Night Highlights: Franklin Pushes Oak Grove to Louisiana Semis, Sanders, Stillwater Make Title Game

A highlight reel play from Franklin pushed his squad into the next round.

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A pair of Oklahoma State commits’ senior seasons are still going.

Here is a look at how Kam Franklin and JaKobe Sanders weekends went.

Kam Franklin / DB / Oak Grove (10-3) / Louisiana

Kam Franklin and the Oak Grove Tigers continued their magical run this past weekend by knocking off then-10-1 Kentwood 20-14 to advance to the semifinals of the Division IV Non-Select Louisiana Playoffs.

Tackle stats weren’t on MaxPreps, but Franklin did force a fumble, recover said fumble and return said fumble for a touchdown — an obvious big play in a game decided by only six points.

Listed at 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, Franklin is the No. 706 player in the 2023 class. He picked OSU over offers from Arkansas, Ole Miss, TCU, LSU, Tennessee and others.

Oak Grove plays 11-2 Haynesville in the semis. The two teams met on Oct. 7, where Haynesville won 28-21.


JaKobe Sanders / OL / Stillwater (12-0) / Oklahoma

After beating the bricks off nearly everyone they’ve played this season, the Pioneers proved mortal this past weekend but still escaped their 6A-II semifinal against Deer Creek with a 33-28 win.

Stillwater stormed out to a 30-0 lead before bit by bit Deer Creek chipped away at it. The Antlers had a Hail Mary attempt as time expired, but it was intercepted in the end zone.

Sanders, a 6-foot-3, 305-pound center, is the No. 1,223 player in the 2023 class.

The Pioneers play 11-1 Choctaw in the state title game. The Yellowjackets’ only loss of the year came in the season’s opening weekend, a 38-34 defeat to 5A Del City.

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