All-State football: Vian's Rob Boyd learned how to hit early on

OKLAHOMAN ALL-STATE LINEMAN — Rob Boyd, who has committed to the University of Tulsa, was a four-year starter on the offensive line for the Wolverines and two-year starter at both defensive and offensive tackle.
by Ed Godfrey Published: December 23, 2012

“It was just a perfect fit,” Boyd said. “I love Coach (Bill) Blankenship and Coach (Denver) Johnson. They are great guys. They really pull for me and they really recruited me hard. There is no other place I would rather be.”

Vian was unbeaten and ranked No. 1 this season until the Wolverines were upset in the Class 2A semifinals by Davis.

Boyd said the Wolverines were emotionally drained from the win the previous week over two-time defending state champ Hennessey.

“We wanted Hennessey bad and we ended up getting them, but I wanted the gold ball more,” Boyd said.

Boyd, however, soon won't forget the loss to Davis.

“I don't think I ever will,” he said. “We came in with high hopes. We fully expected to be in Stillwater in December. We ended up one game short.

“We have nothing to hang our heads about. We had a great year. We were academic state champs, so it's kind of a consolation prize.”

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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