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September 12, 2013

Cade Harkins wins the one-on-ones

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With Wood back at quarterback, Harkins is sure to see more touches this year. In Week 1 at Stillwater, he led his team with six catches for 82 yards and a touchdown.

“To win State is the ultimate goal,” Harkins said of this season. He added that to win a championship, it’ll take “everybody working hard, playing as a team and not underestimating any opponent.”

Harkins said he’s tried to model his playing style on Brandon Stokely, a two-time Super Bowl champion currently playing for the Baltimore Ravens.

“He’s just good, fast, ran good routes, always caught the ball,” Harkins said of Stokely.

“I like running all routes. I think that’s one of my strong suits, too, is route-running.”

This will be Harkins’ last year with teammates he’s known for years, so doing whatever he can to help win a state championship is his main focus. He said he’d like to continue playing football in college, most likely at a Division II such as the University of Central Arkansas in Conway or Pittsburg State University in Kansas.

“He’s definitely a kid that can play at the next level,” Buffs coach Bryan Pratt said. “Very smart, works hard, and does the little things that it takes to be successful. I think someone will end up taking him.

“It’s a plus for us to have mature kids like Cade who just want to win.”

If he can’t play football in college, Harkins said he’ll most likely join the military, which would make college much more affordable. He’s looked into joining both the Army’s “High School to Flight School” program and the Marines.

“I’ve had family that have been in the military,” he said.

Though an Oklahoma Sooners fan, Harkins said he’d prefer to attend an out-of-state school, just to try something different. Having grown up watching his parents run their three funeral homes, Harkins might major in business.

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