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District 6A-2: D'Juan Brooks stepping up for Edmond Memorial

Justin Harper and Robert Przybylo Published: September 2, 2009
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While junior Kameron Doolittle is going to provide a lot of versatility for Edmond Memorial, senior D’Juan Brooks has stepped up and will bring power to the running game.

"He’s had a great attitude since practice has started and is running the ball real hard,” coach Justin Merideth said.

The combination of Brooks and Doolittle should give Memorial the balanced offense it is looking for with quarterback Blake Umberham also returning.

Health a concern for Huskies
Nothing 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 unanimous
Considering 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.

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)

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