Iams’ Eagles rely on Wing-T
The Oklahoma Coaches Association named Jody Iams
, coach of Sequoyah-Claremore, last year’s Region 3 Coach of the Year.
"It’s kinda humbling to be chosen like that,” Iams said. "Although the honor is really for the school, the players and coaches around me.”
Iams has maintained a successful football program at Sequoyah-Claremore on the solid foundation of his signature Wing-T offense.
The offense emphasizes the run game and requires that running backs not think their only job is to score and nothing else.
"We have no all-star attitudes on the team,” Iams said. "Everybody blocks.”
The offense has worked for the Eagles. Sequoyah-Claremore made it all the way to the 2008 state championship game, but the Wing-T wasn’t enough to overcome district rival Cascia Hall for the title.
"Our goal is to play with a lot of intensity and fire back there (the state title game) again,” Iams said.
If the Eagles can avoid another slow start, like their 1-2 start last season, they would be in position to win the district with a victory at Cascia Hall on Oct. 30.
"The game’s not going to be exciting if we take a 3-4 record into it,” Iams said.
Inola starting from scratch
Inola will start from scratch following a 5-5 season last year.