Health a concern for HuskiesNothing is said to be serious, but some key players for Edmond North were held out of last week’s scrimmage against Del City and Choctaw, most notably running back Qua’Don Henderson. Coach Jeremy Dombek said Henderson, as well as some offensive linemen, did not play for precautionary reasons. If it was a real game, they would have played. "We just didn’t want to take a chance this close to the season starting,” Dombek said. With Henderson out, sophomore Jared Benway had a big night and solidified himself as the No. 3 running back, behind Joe Aska Jr. and Henderson.
Midwest City not unanimousConsidering Midwest City was 12-1 last season and the only District 6A-2 team with more than seven wins, and that five of eight 6A-2 teams had losing records, the Bombers figured to be a unanimous district pick by the coaches. But the Bombers were one vote shy. One 6A-2 coach went with Edmond Memorial as the top pick, with MWC second. The Bombers lost a lot from the skilled positions but return a solid defense.
Westmoore’s West on the moveStatistically, Stanley West was the best dual-threat quarterback Westmoore has ever had. West threw for more than 900 yards and ran for more than 900 last season. Other Jaguar QBs had run for more yards, and some from way back had thrown for more, but none had the dual success that West had in 2008. But West was asked to move to receiver and take on a bigger role defensively in the secondary. The senior never had a complaint. "He was thrown in as the starting quarterback during the first scrimmage last year, and he passed and ran for 900 yards each (on the season),” said Westmoore coach Chad Davis. "Now he’s switching for the good of the team.” For his part, West still expects to guide the team. "I can still be a leader, just from a different position,” he said. "And I can still play a major role in the offense, I just won’t be touching the ball on every play. The move made sense for the team, so I’m on board and ready to go.”
District 6A-2 coaches’ poll→1. Midwest City (12-1) →2. Edmond Memorial (7-4) →3. Edmond North (4-6) →4. Putnam City (6-5) →5. Norman (2-8) →6. Westmoore (5-6) →7. Lawton Eisenhower (3-7) →8. Putnam City West (0-10)