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February 4, 2013

Handley headed to East Central

ENID, Okla. — Enid’s record-setting tailback, Seth “Popeye” Handley, has made his decision on playing football at the next level and is expected to sign a letter of intent Wednesday to attend Ada-based East Central University on a football scholarship.

The Plainsmen senior rushed for 1,240 yards and 10 touchdowns this past season on his way to being named All-State by the Oklahoma Coaches Association. His rushing total for the 2012 season was the fifth-highest in school history and he finished fourth all-time with more than 2,200 yards rushing in his career.

His  31 receptions for 427 yards also led the team.

Handley owns four of the top 10 spots on Enid’s all-time single-game rushing list.

This past season, he rushed for 336 yards against Stillwater (second all-time), 243 yards (fifth all-time) against Choctaw in the season-opening win, and 213 yards (10th all-time) against Guthrie.

 He previously set the all-time single-game mark with 377 yards against Bixby in 2011.

East Central, a member of the NCAA Division II Great American Conference, finished with a 6-5 record last season (4-4, GAC) under head coach Tim McCarty. The Tigers finished the 2012 season with a three-game winning streak, including a 37-27 win over No. 20 Ouachita Baptist.

Also expected to sign Wednesday from Enid is Plainsmen defensive tackle Logan Miller. The 300-pounder earned All-District honors and was named to the coaches’ 6A All-Star team. He recorded 59 tackles  in 2012 and led the team in quarterback sacks.

Miller is expected to sign with Northwestern Oklahoma State, which finished its first season in 2012 as a provisional member of the Great American Conference after moving up from NAIA to NCAA Division II. The Rangers finished 4-7 last season, winning four straight games to end the season.

A third member of the 2012 Plainsmen team also may be signing a letter of intent Wednesday, as well.

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