EDMOND — Edmond Memorial only returns a handful of starters from last year's team, but coach Justin Merideth is comfortable with his skill position players. He said the key units for success in 2011 will be the offensive and defensive lines.
“Those are the two areas we have to get good play out of,” Merideth said. “We're athletic at the skill positions. If we can get good play out of our lines, we'll be pretty excited.”
Merideth said the lines are split about half and half between juniors and seniors, which gives him some confidence.
“They're mature; they know what it takes, but they're inexperienced,” Merideth said. “Talent isn't a problem on the offensive and defensive lines; it's just experience.”
One lineman back with plenty of experience is senior right guard John Scheihing, a two year starter who stands at 6-foot-3 and weighs 270 pounds. He is the only returning starter on the Bulldog offensive line.
“Up front is a big key,” Scheihing said, “but I think we have a bunch of good young guys.”