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Cienega standout Bryce Marks to play Football for Northwestern Oklahoma State

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Bryce Marks, a tight end and defensive end for Cienega, announced his commitment to play for the Rangers Northwestern Oklahoma State University located in Alva, Oklahoma.

“I would also like to thank my friends and family but especially my parents and my sister,” Marks wrote on a social media post. “Without the constant push from them I wouldn’t be as far as I am today, they’ve helped me with every little thing that I’ve needed and I’m more appreciative then they’ll ever know.”

Marks finished his senior season with 33 tackles and three sacks while helping the Bobcats reach a 9-3 record.

His sister, Reilly Marks, transferred to Salpointe from Cienega where she helped lead the soccer team to a 23-2 record and a state runner-up finish. She went on to play for New Mexico State. A devastating knee injury was followed by a trip back home when doctors said she would never be able to play again. She defied the odds and played for Pima, earning ACCAC Conference Player of the Week honors along the way. Joining her brother, Reilly will be playing soccer for Northwestern Oklahoma State.

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