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Oliver Healthy and Wolves Working on Getting the Ball to Shettron

In a weird by product of a COVID-19 pandemic football season, Edmond Santa Fe welcomed captain and Oklahoma State commitment Collin Oliver back for Monday Night Football.

EDMOND -- The neighborhoods around Wolves Stadium on the Santa Fe High School campus in Edmond are used to the sounds of whistles and fans cheering on Monday night, but they heard it much louder this past Monday as the Santa Fe Wolves hosted 15th Street rival Edmond Memorial for an Edlam edition of Monday Night Football. Sure, the Kansas City Chiefs were beating the Baltimore Ravens on ESPN at the same time, but this game means just as much to the folks in Edmond. Santa Fe won it going away 46-20.

For Oklahoma State commitment and the latest hybrid defensive end and linebacker defender from Santa Fe to cast his lot with the Cowboys this game was even more important.

"I'm feeling good," Collin Oliver said as he walked on the field ahead of the coin toss. "I'm healthy again and good to go."

The 6-2 1/2, 220-pound Oliver committed to the Cowboys back in May and will sign in December as a member of the Class of 2021. Oliver said it was his desire to follow former Wolves Calvin Bundage and Trace Ford, who are now creating havoc for opposing quarterbacks on the edges of the current Oklahoma State defense. Oliver went down early this season in a loss at Stillwater with a hamstring injury and he has played sparingly, but he is good to go again. It showed early against Memorial as the Wolves defense dominated. Edmond seldom tried Oliver's side and most opponents don't. You could see the way he moved in pass rush, pursuit, and pass coverage that he was 100 percent physically. When he is 100 percent, he is really good as he has bests in track of 6'-2" in the high jump, 21'-1/2" in the long jump, and to show strength a 42'-9 1/2" toss in the shot put. 

Oliver had 88 tackles, nine tackle-for-loss, five sacks, three fumbles forced, and a fumble recovered going into the game. He added a few tackles despite the Bulldogs attempt to keep out of their offense all night by going away from him. Other teams will be more bold.

The Wolves also have wide receiver Talyn Shettron in the class of 2022. According to ESPN, he is the top-rated receiver in that class nationally and the top prospect in Oklahoma. Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and Texas are high on his list. The 6-3, 185-pound Shettron caught a couple of quick passes on the sideline, but was seeing double and triple bracket coverage all night from the Bulldogs. 

Shettron has 16 receptions for close to 270-yards and five touchdowns this season. 

Santa Fe is 2-2 on the season and 1-0 in district play with a quick turnaround in playing at Westmoore on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. The Monday night game was the result of Edmond Memorial missing some 17 players up until Saturday because of COVID-19 quarantine. The game on Saturday has been moved back to help both teams. High schools playing are fortunate because many, such as Oklahoma City, Millwood, and Putnam City schools are not currently playing football or any sports.