EDMOND, OK — On Saturday afternoon, the Carl Albert Titans won their second consecutive state title.
Led by Oklahoma quarterback commit Kevin Sperry, Carl Albert finished the 2023 season with a perfect 13-0 record.
The Titans took down previously undefeated Del City with Brent Venables, Seth Littrell, Ted Roof, Joe Jon Finley, DeMarco Murray and Jay Valai all in attendance.
Sperry moved to the Sooner State over the summer after committing to OU in March. The junior signal caller seemingly developed a great relationship with former Oklahoma offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby, who recently left Norman to become Mississippi State’s next head coach.
In the midst of Lebby’s departure, fans began to worry that some of the Sooners’ offensive recruits may look to back off of their pledges. Since Lebby served as OU’s QB coach, some observers began to wonder if Michael Hawkins, Brendan Zurbrugg or Sperry would reconsider their commitment to Oklahoma.
To fill the team’s offensive coordinator vacancy, Venables and company promoted Littrell and Finley to co-offensive coordinator positions with Littrell set to call plays.
Since the move, Hawkins and a handful of other OU commits have expressed on social media that they are locked in with the Sooners.
While Sperry had not yet made a social media post about the offensive coordinator change, he reaffirmed his commitment to Oklahoma following Carl Albert’s 35-14 victory over Del City.
“I’m locked in with Oklahoma,” Sperry told reporters. “Nothing but happy for Coach Lebby. Locked in with Oklahoma definitely. Their culture is different, Coach Venables, I love him, and Coach Littrell and Coach Finley too.”
In addition to his talent, keeping Sperry on board is huge for OU’s recruiting efforts in the 2025 cycle as the talented quarterback has helped the Sooners’ coaching staff recruit other prospects in the class.
Sperry went on to say that he has already started to form a good relationship with Littrell, who has been an offensive coordinator at North Carolina, Indiana and Arizona.
“He has a great history,” Sperry said. “We have definitely talked a lot more since he got that job. Nothing but happy for him, excited for the future.”
After finishing 3-7 last season at Rock Hill (TX), Sperry was able to immediately find success in Midwest City, leading Carl Albert to its second consecutive state title as a junior.
Sperry is a 4-star recruit, rated the No. 165 overall player and the No. 13 QB prospect in the 2025 class, according to Rivals. The 6-foot-1 signal caller is teammates with fellow OU commits Xavier Robinson, Trynae Washington and Marcus James, who all had impressive outings in the state title game on Saturday.