The Moore American

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November 6, 2013

Former Southmoore wide receivers reunite at OBU

MOORE — In 2009, one of them most explosive high school football teams in Oklahoma belonged to Southmoore. Even though the program was only in its second year of existence, it had become a must-see event whenever it rolled into opposing stadiums.

With Kendal Thompson at quarterback, Austin Haywood as the dynamic tight end and Andrew Long in the backfield, they created excitement in class 6A. But it was the playmakers the SaberCats had at wideout that made the unit a truly dangerous squad.

Nyko Symonds led the SaberCats with 37 catches for 874 yards. Right behind him was Derek Serowski, who had 29 receptions and 580 yards. Both were second on the team with seven touchdown catches.

When the season ended, Symonds and Serowski went their separate ways. However, four years after their senior years at Southmoore, even though they have taken different paths, Symonds and Serowski find themselves on the same team again as members of the upstart Oklahoma Baptist program.

“I think it’s special,” Serowski said. “I’ve done it once before with him at Southmoore. It was a special deal there. And to be able to bring it to a college level, I think it’s more special because traditions are truly being started here. In high school, you transferred in because of housing districts. Now here, everyone is recruited from all over. Being able to lead this team and make traditions, is all the more important.”

Neither Serowski nor Symonds had planned on ever being at OBU when they left high school. In fact, the Bison football program was still two years away from being revived when they graduated.

Symonds walked on at Oklahoma where he joined SaberCats Haywood (2010), Thompson (2011) and Julian Wilson (2010). He became the holder on the field goal team and earned a varsity letter with the Sooners.

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