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Selfless Parsons Is A Leader For Pioneers
Some people get the idea that football players can be selfish when it comes to players that handle the ball.

Every weekend when football is played, fans hear about a disgruntled wide receiver not being thrown to or a running back not getting enough carries. Not a lot of those people actually put the team before themselves.

Then there are guys like Stillwater Pioneer Spencer Parsons. The senior wide receiver/ linebacker/ defensive back is not thinking about himself when asked about the upcoming year.

"I would love a district title," Parsons said. "I mean those guys like Broken Arrow and Jenks look freaking good this year. It would be fun to just play them."

Parsons has lived in Stillwater his whole life and has a sister that goes to OSU. He has aspirations at college in a variety of fields he has not quite figured out which to pursue. Of course, if he has the chance he would love to play at the next level.

Parsons is listed 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 170 pounds. He has sure hands and is not afraid to hit people on defense. He showed off those hands in a 35 yard touchdown catch between two defenders in the opening game against McAlester.

But what head coach Tucker Barnard likes most about Parsons is not any one physical skill.

"He's becoming one our leaders," Barnard said. "He pulled the guys in after this loss [after 22-28 loss at Midwest City] and had some really good words for them. He's developing into that."

This quality was echoed by fellow receiver, junior Brandon Prather.

"He's a good leader," Prather said. "He has some of the best talks. He gets you hyped really fast."
9-24-13 by Jordan Neal