Edmond Memorial offense has chance to be special

ROBERT PRZYBYLO Modified: August 28, 2009 at 5:01 am •  Published: August 28, 2009
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EDMOND — Kameron Doolittle’s eyes got wide when he started thinking about the potential of the Edmond Memorial offense.

He’s not sure what’s in store, but he does know "we scored a lot during the summer camps. It was exciting.”

Part of the reason for the excitement is the 15 starters returning from last year’s team that surprised most people by making the Class 6A playoffs.

The playoffs aren’t the goal for the Bulldogs this season. With new coach Justin Merideth, who took over after Mark Walker accepted a job in Texas, the goals are more than just a playoff berth.

"We’ve got some real good players at quarterback, running back and receiver,” Doolittle said. "There is some real balance.”

Doolittle showed glimpses of the future as a sophomore and is ready for bigger and better things. He rushed for 293 yards and four touchdowns, and he also had 219 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

Also returning is quarterback Blake Umberham. After experiencing some growing pains, Umberham has taken control of the team entering his senior season.


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