Deion Sanders Literally Begs Oklahoma to Play Football Against Prime Prep

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Prime Prep's football team defeated Brett Shipp. Now, it needs a new opponent.
The football team at Prime Prep Academy, Deion Sanders' charter school, has been struggling to find opponents after a UIL committee barred it from competing against district opponents.That pretty much wiped out their schedule, save for a game against Parish Episcopal at which they endured a 50-6 shellacking and another versus Bishop Dunne, which they lost by a somewhat more respectable margin.

Sanders then apparently contacted former Cowboys coach Barry Switzer for help lining up opponents in Oklahoma. On Friday, they traveled to Oklahoma City for a match-up against Millwood High School. They lost. Now, according to NewsOK.com, Sanders is looking for more.

"We're willing to come back," Sanders told the site. "I think the whole month of October is open. We're not stacking the deck, you can see that. We're 0-3. We're just trying to get these guys games to allow them to do what they're gifted to do. Anybody, if you're out there, please give our babies a game. We just want these kids to play and have a good time."

Sanders isn't giving his team quite enough credit. Their gritty performance against WFAA's Brett Shipp deserves to be counted as a win, right?

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EdD.
EdD.

Of all the concerns folks had about Prime Prep, did anybody have "their football team will be terrible" on their list? I guess "It's On!" only works when Deion is throwing fairy dust at TVs.

Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger

In that tape, the looked to be a pretty undersized group, even by high school standards.

gmit
gmit

The preservation of racism and stereotypes abounds

Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

Football Über Alles  

(do they also travel to Oklahoma for math and english class)

Chuck_Schick
Chuck_Schick

I think the Shipp game was just a scrimmage.

DirtyP1
DirtyP1

 @Cliffhanger

Just goes to show, you can have all the athletes in the world. If you don't have anyone to play offensive or defensive line, you're screwed. If I was Deion, I'd work on making my campus, how would you say, more "racially diverse"? That way he'll have someone to block for his babies.

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