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October 25, 2012

Tigers could get outside help

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NORMAN —

“Our goals have stayed steady all season,” coach Steve Barrett said. “We need to win out to make the playoffs, and there’s no one on the schedule we can’t play with.”

CCS facing first-year team: CCS will host Oklahoma City Legion, an independent team, this week in just the seventh game in OKC Legion program history.

Legion is comprised mainly of home-schooled children, but they don’t consider themselves a homeschool team. Rather, the program actively looks to play against OSSAA schools in an effort to give its players an opportunity to be noticed.

“No one notices if you play eight-man football, which is what most homeschool teams are,” Legion coach Darin Miller said. “Instead, we play full 11-man football and we give kids who don’t go to an OSSAA-member school a chance to play against the kind of competition where they could be noticed by scouts.”

In just its first year of existence, Legion has played against teams from Class 3A power Millwood to Class 5A member Shawnee. They are 3-3 on the season.

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