By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
Seven Sand Springs High School students signed letters-of-intent Wednesday morning in the Ed Dubie Field House, bringing the grand total of college-bound athletes from the Class of 2017 to fourteen.
Sand Springs has two softball players, two cross-country runners, two baseball players, one basketball player, three football players, one volleyball player, and two soccer players all headed to the next level.
Offensive Lineman Lincoln Adams accepted a football scholarship to Oklahoma Baptist University, as did running back/linebacker Dalton Morgan. Both were regular starters in the first-ever class of Sandites to make the playoffs four-straight years. Sand Springs went 28-19 during their career and were the 2015 6A-II State Runners-Up. Offensive linemen don't really have stats, but if they did then Adams' would be impressive. He was a regular play-maker throughout the season, and one of the biggest contributors to the best Sandite run-game in years. He was the District-II Offensive Lineman of the Year and All-State and All-VYPE second-team pick.
Morgan carried 42 times this season for 247 yards and one touchdown, and also threw a 29-yard touchdown pass on a trick play. As a receiver he had 9 catches for 65 yards and two touchdowns. He broke the 100-yard mark in a rivalry win against Sapulpa on 11 carries. As a linebacker he had 44 career tackles with one sack and two fumble recoveries. He also made the All Frontier Valley Conference Academic team. OBU is an NCAA-Division II school, playing in the Great American Conference. They are coached by Chris Jensen and went 2-9 this past season.