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District 6A-3

1. Norman North Timberwolves 

2. Edmond North Huskies 

3. Midwest City Bombers 

4. Yukon  Millers

5. Putnam City North Panthers

6. Lawton Eisenhower Eagles

7. Moore  Lions

8. US Grant  Generals 

 

 

Edmond North

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OFFENSE

Lots of new faces are in place at Edmond North, including head coach Scott Berger who moves over from the offensive coordinator position at Putnam North, where he spent the past 29 years. Berger will implement an up-tempo spread offense and plans on giving his quarterback a large part in the play calling process. Junior Stephen McClearnan (5-10, 165) and senior Brandon Moore (6-0, 155) are in competition to take snaps for Berger in the new offense. Their blind side should be safe with the return of Blake Snow (6-2, 250) at the all-important left tackle spot. Snow is the dean of an offensive line that could see as many as four underclassmen in starting roles. Shane Taylor (6-0, 285) worked his way into a starting position last year and figures to be back in that role somewhere in the trenches. Junior Austin Steward (5-9, 225) is a potential contributor, most likely at left guard. Whenever the ball goes in the air, it is likely that Luke Rossi (5-11, 175) will be running underneath it. Rossi caught 30 passes for 634 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior alone. His average of 21.1 yards per catch was one of the best in the metro. Running back Ezel McIntee (6-0, 205) battled several injuries as a junior. He could be ready for a breakout season now that he is healthy. McIntee averaged more than seven yards per carry and scored six touchdowns in limited duty. Many Huskies could be playing on both sides of the ball, depending on certain offensive sets. Defensive studs Lindell Tate, Andrew Dixon, Lance Dixon and Joel Dixon are all candidates for spot duty. Tate will spell McIntee from time to time with all of the Dixon’s available at fullback or possibly even tight end.

DEFENSE

Outstanding defense has been the standard at Edmond North the past few years. Only four of the Huskies 12 opponents were able to score 17 points or more in 2012. Once again the foundation is in place to be stingy on defense. The Dixon triplets are now seniors and after dominating on the wrestling mat, are looking to inflict even more pain and suffering on the football field. Andrew Dixon  (6-0, 205) is the leading returning tackler for the Huskies. He made 49 stops including six sacks and two interceptions. His brothers weren’t too far behind with Joel Dixon (6-0, 205) adding 42 and Lance Dixon (6-0, 205) 32. The brothers’ ability to gain leverage and quickness makes them very difficult to block. Lindell Tate (5-11, 195) can fly. He can play multiple positions on defense but will probably be used most at linebacker where senior Scott Courtney (6-2, 215) also has seen significant playing time. Courtney made 44 stops a year ago while Tate had 36 tackles and two interceptions. Jake Hobbs (5-11, 195) adds veteran influence in the secondary. Berger has hired former Norman North head coach Dale Brown to coordinate the defense. The Huskies will operate out of a 4-3 base and won’t be afraid to blitz the opposition. Edmond North has posted 33 wins the past four years. Looks like more of the same this time around with the Huskies right in the middle of the district championship race.

Coach: 

SCOTT BERGER

Enrollment: 

2445

Schedule:

Sept. 6 – at Edmond Memorial

Sept. 13 – at Choctaw

Sept. 20 – vs. Edmond Santa Fe

Sept. 27 – at PC North

Oct. 4 – vs. Lawton Ike

Oct. 11 – at Yukon

Oct. 17 – vs. Norman North

Oct. 25 – vs. Moore

Nov. 1 – at Midwest City

Nov. 8 – vs. US Grant 

Last 5 Years:
2012 – 10-2

2011 – 9-3

2010 – 6-6

2009 – 8-3

2008 – 4-6 

 

 

Lawton Ike

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OFFENSE

Six starters return on the offensive side of the football. Head coach Boone Copeland will oversee a transition away from the triple option to the spread. The impetus for the change is a wealth of skill players, especially at receiver. Julio Santiago (5-7,145) is a three-year veteran who runs precise routes and has the ability to find his way into open spaces. Andy Green (6-1, 170) stars on the outside with Jarvis Jackson moving from running back into the slot. Senior Malik Antoine (6-2, 225) steps in at tight end after missing most of last year with a knee injury. The Eagles may skew a little heavy to the pass on play selection. Copeland has a pair of quarterbacks that are fully capable of making plays. Junior Bentley Bross (6-2, 165) battled injuries at times last fall, missing a pair of games. He will get most of the action under center while sophomore Terrance Young (6-2, 180) is the short yardage specialist. Young earned some valuable experience against Norman North a year ago, completing 9 of his 13 passes for 91 yards. The blocking efforts are led by three-year starter Mike Moana (6-2, 245) at left tackle. He has played all the positions on the offensive line and already has offers from Houston and Utah State. He is a weight room warrior and that tenacity translates well to the gridiron. Copeland will use as many as six players on both sides of the ball.

DEFENSE

Moana is perhaps more valuable to the defensive line. His ability to pressure the quarterback and disrupt plays will be one of the strengths of the Eagles’ defense. More pressure comes off the edge from senior Dakota Young (6-0, 230) at end. He’s a solid technician who has been a part of the rotation for the past three seasons. Young logged five sacks and 64 total tackles in 2012. Antoine is another one of the players that could play on both sides of the ball. He is very much in the picture at middle linebacker where he will be flanked by Tom Saldana and Matt Lopez. Depth and experience are present in the secondary. Santiago, Mealique Solorzano (5-10, 155) and Kendric Daniels (5-9, 155) will rotate at cornerback. Solorzano has his best game against arch-rival Lawton Mac with nine tackles and an interception. Deshaun Boyd returns at strong safety with Nick Meaux (5-9, 165) at free safety. Boyd came on strong toward the end of the season, making 11 tackles against Norman North in the season finale. Meaux made 42 tackles in only five games with a fumble recovery. The Eagles are in good shape on special teams with returning punter Craig Fain and three-year letterman Brandon Schmidt at kicker. Schmidt didn’t miss as a sophomore and has range past 40 yards. He converted three of five field goal attempts last year and was 23 of 24 on extra points. Copeland believes his defense will be much improved this fall. The Eagles gave up 34 or more points in 6 of 10 games last year.

Coach: 

BOONE COPELAND

Enrollment: 

1339

Schedule:

Sept. 6 – vs. Lawton

Sept. 13 – vs. Altus

Sept. 20 – at Lawton Mac

Sept. 27 – vs. Yukon

Oct. 4 – at Edmond North

Oct. 11 – vs. Moore

Oct. 17 – at Midwest City

Oct. 25 – at US Grant

Nov. 1 – at PC North

Nov. 8 – at Norman North

Last 5 Years:
2012 – 2-8

2011 – 4-7

2010 – 9-3

2009 – 4-7

2008 –3-7

 

 

Midwest City

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OFFENSE

Midwest City isn’t used to a season with three wins, but that’s what they faced in 2012. Head coach Durrell Hall is excited with the senior leadership and what his team has shown in spring practice and in summer workouts. “We’ve got to get our swag back. We played a lot of young kids last year and now that they have a couple of years of experience it should make all the difference. I’m proud of their effort and the seniors and juniors are owning it and working hard,” said Hall.

Two players are battling it out for the starting quarterback job. Junior Aaron McKinney (6-3, 185) and sophomore Brendan Brown (6-4, 192) are both capable of leading the Bombers this season. McKinney is a dual threat players, while Brown has a strong arm and a three sport star. “It’s a good problem to have,” said Hall. If offensive fireworks are your passion then look to running back Roscoe Gatewood (5-10, 185, Jr.). Gatewood has the speed to break plays for touchdowns. Also look for Alik Sezer (So.) to get some carries this season. Sezer has shown a lot of promise in spring practice. The offensive line could be the strength of the team with several players returning. Trevin Carson (5-11, 255, Jr.) at center will anchor this talented bunch. Tackles Sheldon Estes (6-4, 315, Jr.) and Beau Butler (Sr.) are two of the top tackles in Class 6A. Drew Hildebrand (Jr.) and Cullen Nail (Jr.) round out the offensive line at guard. Another salty player to look for upfront is junior Korey Walker. Tight end Devin McLelland (Sr.) can block or run routes in the multi set offense. “We’re going to run several different sets. Multi sets, some I and some single-back gun. We’re going to mix it up,” said Hall.

DEFENSE

VYPE Top 100 player Bryan Hartfield (6-0, 190, Sr.) is back to lead this talented group of players on defense. Hartfield is a difference maker for the Bombers and expects his team to work hard and play even harder. Joining Hartfield at linebacker are Cameron Carson (Jr.) and Tyquae Russell (6-1, 195, Sr.). All three backers are tough to contain and work well in traffic. The defensive line is starting to live up to expectations as Brandon Jones (5-11, 280), DJ Johnson (5-10, 273) and Ja-von Pettit (6-0, 285) are focused on making life miserable for opposing offensive linemen and quarterbacks. “All three of our defensive linemen are back. These guys are hungry and we’re excited to see what they can do,” said Hall. The secondary is solid with Will Sunderland (6-3, 185, Jr.) and Gatewood at the safety spots. Both players hit hard and do not shy away from contact. The corners have improved with Demeko Wright (5-8, 150, Jr.) and Eli Wilson (5-11, 185, Jr.) begging quarterbacks to test their abilities. The defense may be the key for the Bombers and it’s something the players embrace. Hartfield, Carson, Russell, Gatewood and the rest of the Bombers remember what it was like to go 3-7 last year and they are not having that at Midwest City.

Big games against Norman North and Yukon loom heavy on the schedule. “We know what we’ve got and out guys are excited for the competition. We won’t shy away from anyone on the schedule,” said Hall.

Coach: 

DURRELL HALL

Enrollment: 

1522

Schedule:

Sept. 6 – vs. Edmond Santa Fe

Sept. 13 – vs. Stillwater

Sept. 20 – at Del City 

Sept. 27 – at Norman North 

Oct .4 – vs. US Grant 

Oct. 11 – at Putnam City North

Oct. 17 – vs. Lawton Ike 

Oct. 25 – at Yukon

Nov. 1 – vs. Edmond North 

Nov. 8 – at Moore

Last 5 Years:

2012 – 3-7

2011 – 11-1

2010 – 10-1

2009 – 9-3

2008 – 12-1

 

 

Moore

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OFFENSE

In 2012, the Lions equaled their win total of two from 2011. Considering the previous two year combined win total was 0, second year head coach Todd Watters feels like the trend is moving upward and onward. Senior Ryan Lujan (5-8, 180) returns to carry the football. Lujan rushed for more than 800 yards at a 5.5 yards per carry clip. While Lujan won’t overpower anyone, he has durability and can fit through small spaces and never fumbles. The battle is on at quarterback between a pair of players that were utilized at different positions a year ago. Senior Jordan Bernhardy (6-1, 160) had six catches for 114 yards as a split end in 2011 while junior Jordan Norris (5-9, 155) rushed for 171 yards and made four catches out of the slot. Those two must fight off a pair of promising sophomores for the right to take snaps for the Lions. That leaves Carlton Robertson (6-0, 180) and Westmoore transfer Trevon Stanley (6-0, 175) to catch passes at split end. Senior Canaan Cook (6-1, 225) had the most knockdown blocks of any of the linemen a year ago. He provides leadership to an offensive line that will be looking for some new faces to fill in.

DEFENSE

Seniors Will Sprayberry (5-10, 185) and Evan Sprayberry (6-1, 185) aren’t twins but they may be brothers in tackling. The cousins were everywhere on defense for Moore in 2012. Will’s average of 12.6 tackles per game was as good as any metro OKC player. And he made all those plays hampered a torn labrum and rotator cuff for most of the season. He is very physical and has instincts that are hard to top at outside linebacker. Evan also plays outside linebacker and led the Lions in sacks with three and forced fumbles with two. He is relentless in his pursuit of the football. The presence of junior big guys Kendrick Cravens (6-3, 240) and Tyeson Eals (6-1, 220) will allow returning defensive tackle Austin Barrick (5-10, 220) to move to end. Barrick led the team in blocked passes. Tyler Buckles (5-9, 190) was shut down due to a torn ACL against Putnam North in game five. He is a hard hitter that loves to play the game and accumulated the 4th most returning tackles during that short time span. Watters is looking for his team to be more physical and less mistake prone in 2013. The team’s attitude is positive heading into the season and the Lions are ready to roar past their recent tough times on the gridiron.

Coach: 

TODD WATTERS

Enrollment: 

2153

Schedule:

Sept. 6 – at Westmoore

Sept. 13 – at Norman

Sept. 20 – vs. Southmoore

Sept. 27 – at US Grant

Oct. 4 – vs. PC North

Oct. 11 – at Lawton Ike

Oct. 17 – vs. Yukon

Oct. 25 – at Edmond North

Nov. 1 – vs. Norman North

Nov. 8 – vs. Midwest City

Last 5 Years:
2012 – 2-8
2011 – 2-8

2010 – 0-10

2009 – 0-10

2008 – 1-9

Did You Know?
Jackie Stafford is the only quarterback from Moore named to the Oklahoman All-State Team. Stafford was a senior in 1986.

 

 

 

Norman North

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OFFENSE

Head coach Wade Standley’s second year brought about major improvement and a first-ever state finals appearance by Norman North. Even though the Timberwolves weren’t able to escape the wrath of Jenks in the final, the stage is set for another big year. “Our goal is to always play for championships,” said Standley, who has seen participation pick up from 61 in his first season to more than 100 this fall. “We had a tremendous year but we want to continue to raise the bar higher.” The arrival of senior quarterback David Cornwell (6-5, 230) from Jones certainly doesn’t hurt. Cornwell’s eligibility was finally cleared by the OSSAA in June and the sky appears to be the limit for the Alabama commit. “He fits our system almost perfectly,” said Standley. “We will continue to do many of the things we’ve done in the pass with a good mixture of the run and the pass. Even thought the Timberwolves graduated 16 starters, several talented players are present to make a deep run once again. Z’Quan Hogan (6-1, 190) is only a sophomore but that didn’t keep him from getting lots of time last fall. He goes 4.4 in the 40-yard dash and looks nothing like your typical sophomore. Expect his rushing numbers to be prodigious by season’s end. Senior Tyler Sipe (6-3, 210) was a jack-of-all-trades in 2012. He has the versatility to move just about anywhere on offense. Sipe has lots of offers from the FCS level but Standley thinks it is just a matter of time before those turn into Division-I offers. He’ll spend most of his time at receiver where the Timberwolves were hit hard by graduation. Senior Nick Basquene (6-0, 180) is ready to step into a bigger role there as well. Tight end and left tackle is a spot where the Timberwolves are experienced. Peyton Prince (6-4, 235) is committed to Tulsa. He caught 40 passes for 568 yards and 10 touchdowns. The addition of Cornwell at quarterback won’t hurt either. Trey Wormington (6-7, 220) has his quarterback’s blindside at left tackle. Workington is super agile and is also in the mix to play situationally at defensive end. Senior Paxton Bruner (6-0, 300) is ready to assume a bigger role at guard.

DEFENSE

The heaviest losses to graduation are on the defensive side of the ball. Carter Klein (6-1, 170) can play all of the positions in the secondary. He is the lone returning starter for the Timberwolves. His veteran presence is needed in the back end of the defense where the other positions are wide-open heading into the fall. Senior Kain Williams (6-0, 280) is capable of playing both at noseguard and defensive tackle. His size can’t be missed up front. Junior Stelen Covell (6-1, 250) can play standing up or with his hand on the ground. He will start on the interior to begin the season and has loads of potential. The Timberwolves are loaded with quality juniors at linebacker. Standley believes the transition into the starting lineup will be made much easier by all the time gained by the reserves in big wins. Mason Volk (6-0, 225), Trevor MaGee (5-11, 190), Trace MaGee (6-0, 195) and Zach Pace (6-0, 195) are the key cogs that are itching to continue the Timberwolves building legacy of success at linebacker. Standley has always produced quality defenses so don’t let the lack of experience fool you. Norman North should once again be tough to score on and capable of piling up enough points to be one of Oklahoma’s best teams.

Coach: 

WADE STANDLEY

Enrollment: 

2068

Schedule:

Sept. 6 – at Norman

Sept. 13 – at Del City

Sept. 20 – vs. Westmoore

Sept. 27 – vs. Midwest City

Oct. 4 – at Yukon

Oct. 11 – vs. US Grant

Oct. 17 – at Edmond North

Oct. 25 – vs. PC North

Nov. 1 – at Moore

Nov. 8 – vs. Lawton Ike

Last 5 Years:

2012 – 12-2
2011 – 6-5

2010 – 3-7

2009 – 4-5

2008 – 9-3

Did You Know?

Brad Bryan was the first Oklahoman All-State selection for Norman North in 1998. Bryan was a 6-3, 195 lbs. defensive back.

 

 

 

Putnam City North

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OFFENSE

The venerable Bob Wilson heads into his 23rd season as head coach at Putnam North. Sixteen starters must be replaced from a team that made the playoffs in 2012, finishing 6-5. Only 20 seniors are on the roster, the fewest Wilson can remember during his tenure at the school. Juniors Zach Henry and Chase Sparks were battling for the starting quarterback job, when Henry tore his ACL at the Tulsa team camp. That leaves the offense in the hands of Sparks, who Wilson says has the work ethic and leadership skills to be successful at the position. Senior Nathan Lowery (6-3, 200) is the lone returning offensive linemen where the rest of the positions are up for grabs leading up to the season. Junior Jefferson Harris (6-4, 170) should make a splash at wide receiver. He is coming off an ACL tear of his own as a sophomore. He would have certainly been a starter before the injury and could also serve as the backup quarterback. Junior Dedrian Parmer (6-4, 210) is a hybrid tight end/wide receiver who has room to grow. He doubles as a member of the Panthers’ basketball team. Seniors Kaedyn Fuller (5-8, 170) and JaQuary Banks (6-1, 160) are the team’s leading returning receivers. Banks caught 207 yards worth of passes with two scores while Fuller grabbed 10 passes for 141 yards out of the slot. Junior Cayman Johnson (5-9, 190) is the leader in the clubhouse at running back but has yet to see measurable action on Friday night.

DEFENSE

Putnam North will utilize a three-man front on defense and Wilson is on the lookout for a noseguard. “The key to the 3-4 is being able to stop the run. We would like to play with a three-man front but have to be able to find someone to plug the middle.” Junior Kiante Evans (5-11, 205) is the most experienced member of the defensive front at end. Senior Dylan Peevy (5-6, 135) isn’t one of the bigger linebackers in Class 6A, yet he is the top returning tackler for the Panthers. Peevy made 59 stops last year from the outside. Senior Michael Wofford (5-9, 170) also has a penchant for making plays with 44 tackles and a sack on his resume at the weak side linebacker. Junior Logan Price (6-2, 180) has experience on the strong side and is also slated to be part of the rotation at wide receiver. Like Price, JaQuary Banks will be part of the mix on offense in addition to holding a starting position at cornerback. Richard Gallegos will handle the kicking duties for Putnam North. The Panthers are fast but relatively inexperienced on both sides of the football. The work ethic has been present over the summer to live up to the high standards set at North. Time will tell if the results match this fall.

Coach: 

BOB WILSON

Enrollment: 

1953

Schedule:

Sept. 6 – at Putnam City 

Sept. 13 – vs. Mustang

Sept. 20 – at Putnam City West

Sept. 27 – vs. Edmond North

Oct. 4 – at Moore

Oct. 11 – vs. Midwest City

Oct. 17 – at US Grant

Oct. 25 – at Norman North

Nov. 1 – vs. Lawton Ike

Nov. 8 – at Yukon

Last 5 Years:
2012 – 6-5
2011 – 4-6

2010 – 4-6

2009 – 7-4

2008 – 6-5

Did You Know?

Joe Streich and Trent Fisher led the Panthers to their only state title in 1991. Both making the 1991 Oklahoman All-State Teams.

 

 

 

US Grant

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OFFENSE

On the offensive side of the ball the Generals will run an I-formation base offense in which they will showcase an option style run game which will help them establish their play action passing attack according to head coach Dan Burgess.

Leading the offense this year will be running back Ladarius Robinson (5-7, 150, Sr.) and quarterback James Kellum (5-6, 150, Jr.). On the outside, wide receiver Mike Powell (6-0, 175, Jr.) will be the Generals’ biggest threat in the passing game. Tight end Josue Payan (5-10, 195, So.) will also contribute to the passing attack while also helping in the run-blocking scheme.

Also helping to open up holes for the run game and playing a key role in pass protection will be center Genaro Chavez (5-10, 240, Jr.).

In 2013 the Generals will be trying to put many more points on the board than they did in 2012. Last season U.S. Grant scored a total of just 18 points, 12 of which came in the team’s lone win of the season against Capitol Hill.

“We have a good nucleus of young players that have been working hard in the offseason,” Burgess said. “I am looking forward to seeing their growth as football players and young men.”

DEFENSE

On the defensive side of the ball the Generals will play an aggressive style of defense with extravagant blitz packages and disguised coverages. The majority of those looks will come out of U.S. Grant’s 4-2-5 base defense.

Robinson, Kellum, Powell and Payan will all play a big part for the Generals on defense as well as the offense. Robinson will start at cornerback for U.S. Grant and Kellum will join him in the secondary at free safety. Payan will headline the linebacking core for the Generals while Powell starts at defensive end.

Another Powell, Justin (5-10, 190, So.), will also be a main cog in the U.S. Grant defense. Justin will start at linebacker for the Generals this season and join Payan in helping to stop the run as well as covering the pass in some situations.

Overall the Generals defense will be looking to improve on some gloomy numbers they posted in 2012. Last season the team gave up an average of 48 points per game and allowed 50 or more points in seven of their 10 games.

Coach: 

Dan Burgess

Enrollment: 

1415

Schedule:

Sept. 5 – vs. Southeast at Crooked Oak

Sept. 12 – vs. Capitol Hill at Miller Stadium

Sept. 20 – vs. Centennial at Twidwell Stadium

Sept. 27 – vs. Moore at Crooked Oak

Oct. 4 – at Midwest City

Oct. 10 – at Norman North

Oct. 17 – vs. Putnam City North at Twidwell Stadium

Oct. 24 – at Lawton Eisenhower

Nov. 1 – at Yukon

Nov. 8 – at Edmond North

Last 5 Years:
2012 -  1-9 

2011 – 0-10

2010 – 1-9

2009 – 1-9

2008 – 0-10

 

 

 

Yukon

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OFFENSE

The Millers have a veteran quarterback and a slew of depth on the offensive line. Elsewhere, auditions are expected to continue into fall practice to fill spots at running back and wide receiver. After seeing limited duty as a sophomore, Hayden Sommerville (5-10, 180) exploded onto the scene in 2012, throwing for more than 2,500 yards. Accuracy is his biggest strength. He has elusive traits and doesn’t mind throwing the ball on the run. Senior Parker Bohannon (5-9, 165) has the most returning receptions on the roster out of the slot. Head coach Todd Wilson plans on utilizing the size of defensive stalwart Andre Dowuona-Hammond (6-2, 235) and Noah Gillet (6-0, 210) as flex tight ends. A pair of juniors, Tucker Doyle (6-2, 180) and Keegan Meyn (6-2, 180), provide size in the rotation at outside receiver and will share that position with several others that should also see action in the secondary. Wilson calls senior Caelan Groce (6-0, 165) the fastest player on the team and says he will stretch the field. Groce is also an option at safety. The loss of home-run threat A.J. West at tailback leaves a big void to fill. Hunter Scott, who owned the starting running back spot for the junior varsity, is in the picture along with jitterbug Shawn Anderson (5-5, 145) and Matt Cammons (5-7, 175). The Millers’ offensive line is once again filled with typical size and strength. Senior Tyler Bowling (6-5, 290) is the biggest of the group at left tackle. Junior Shane Block (6-4, 245) has room to add to his frame at the right tackle position. Logan Parks (6-1, 225) had his 2012 season derailed by injury after starting the year at center. A healthy return from Parks would allow his replacement, Tyler Stilwell (6-1, 215), to move to guard next to Matt Giroux (5-9, 245). Many players slated for one-way action on the defensive line also have some experience blocking on offense.

DEFENSE

The heart and soul of the defense is senior linebacker Bradyn Meyer (5-10, 170). It seems as if number 30 is in at least two places at once for the Millers. Meyer has led the team in tackles the previous two years. Who will line up next to Meyer is a question that must be answered. Senior Josh Bedell (5-10, 175) has a leg up on earning one of the three other starting jobs at linebacker. Many spots on the defensive line should be interchangeable with their offensive brethren. The senior duo of Clint Adams (6-0, 250) and Trace Durocher (6-1, 275) have a foothold on the down positions with Robert Jordan, Bailey Buxton and Logan Wilkes also in the mix up front. While Cammons will see some action carrying the football on offense, he will occupy a full-time role at corner. Juniors Khalil Randolf (5-8, 175) and Bryce Lutts (5-9, 150) showed potential to step in at the other corner. At safety, senior Caleb Newman (5-11, 165) has the most experience while Grose, Anderson and Corey Suddeth are also poised to contribute.

Yukon has made the playoffs in each of the past four seasons. This appears to be a team fully capable of making it five straight. The benefit of depth up front is key in that pursuit. Sommerville is one of the better returning quarterbacks in 6A and the Millers should be able to find enough playmakers to fill in around him. The non-district schedule is once again tough with arch-rival Mustang, Santa Fe and Norman.

Coach: 

TODD WILSON

Enrollment: 

2130

Schedule:

Sept. 6 – at Mustang

Sept. 13 – at Edmond Santa Fe

Sept. 20 – vs. Norman

Sept. 27 – at Lawton Ike

Oct. 4 – vs. Norman North

Oct. 11 – vs. Edmond North

Oct. 17 – at Moore

Oct. 25 – vs. Midwest City 

Nov. 1 – at US Grant 

Nov. 8 – vs. PC North 

Last 5 Years:
2012 – 5-6 

2011 – 7-4

2010 – 8-3

2009 – 5-6

2008 – 4-6

 

 

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