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High school football scrimmage report: Norman dominates McAlester

Norman intercepted Tony Kiefer in the first series, and the combo of junior running back Donovan Roberts and senior Jaime Myers did the rest.
By Robert Przybylo, Ryan Aber, Justin Hite and Scott Wright, Staff Writers Modified: August 27, 2010 at 12:14 am •  Published: August 27, 2010

Norman dominates Buffs

Norman couldn't have scripted a better start to its 14-0 scrimmage victory against McAlester, one of the top teams in Class 5A on Thursday night at the Top of the World Classic at Norman's Harve Collins Field.

Norman intercepted Tony Kiefer in the first series, and the combo of junior running back Donovan Roberts and senior Jaime Myers did the rest.

Roberts broke off a 33-yard rush that set up a spectacular 9-yard touchdown run by Myers that saw him go left, turn back around and go right before eventually heading left again into the end zone.

"It's all about team unity," Roberts said. "We're coming together as one, as one heartbeat and doing all the small things it takes to win."

Roberts broke off another run of more than 30 yards during the night.

Wolves defense steals the show

All eyes are on the Shawnee offense and star quarterback Brayle Brown, but it was the defense that stepped up and showed the Wolves are prepared for moving up to Class 6A.

The Wolves forced three turnovers against Stillwater in winning 14-8. Shawnee picked off Jerame Littell twice and forced a fumble another time.

"Defense came after it tonight, and I thought we did a good job," senior wide receiver Leon Davis said. "We feel like we're ready for 6A, definitely. We've been ready since the summer."

Brown did not play because he was a little banged up from last week, said coach Billy Brown. Coach Brown said if this had been a game, Brayle definitely would have been out there.

Bombers-Titans renew scrimmage rivalry

It had been a few years since Midwest City and Carl Albert had scrimmaged in football.

The rival schools resumed the scrimmage Thursday night at Midwest City's Rose Field, with the Bombers winning 21-7 in the two-quarter exhibition.

"It's a good scrimmage for both of us," Carl Albert coach Gary Rose said. "They're really good and us being so close, it just makes sense."

Mustang defense much improved

There's a strong feel in the Mustang locker room that the defense is far more advanced right now than it was at this point last season.

Though the Broncos had to replace most of their defensive linemen and linebackers, they still have some experienced players in the lineup, such as linebacker Zac McKay and defensive backs Cale Witter, Jon Luckey and Taylor Sparkman.

"The strength is definitely on defense right now, which is a big change from last year," said senior Tyler Webster. "But with the way we're coming along on offense, it should be pretty equal come game time."

Missing from the Mustang lineup on Thursday night were some of the Broncos' top players, including receiver/cornerback David Glidden, who is nursing a sore knee.

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