EDMOND — Edmond North returns 14 starters from last year’s Class 6A quarterfinal team, which has the Huskies feeling pretty good heading into 2011.
“We’re pretty confident,” Edmond North coach Jeremy Dombek said. “We’ve got a lot of senior leadership, which is quite the opposite from last year.”
The Huskies had just 15 seniors in 2010, but in 2011 they have nearly 40, Dombek said.
“These kids are proven winners and they work hard,” Dombek said. “The chemistry of this unit is something that we’re looking forward to.”
On offense, the Huskies bring back six starters, but it all will start with the running game.
Edmond North returns senior backs Jarion Tudman and Jared Benway, who each bring a little something different to the table. Tudman is a speedy back who can also line up in the slot, and Benway, who missed all of last season with a leg injury, is more of a bruiser.
The Huskies’ receivers will be another team strength. Senior Garrett Molinsky had 476 yards and five touchdowns last season, and senior tight end Troy Davis (6-foot-4, 215 pounds) caught eight touchdowns.
Senior Ken Bingham is a speedy wideout with good hands, and another senior receiver, Rashad Salaam, has good height at 6-4.