EDMOND — Oklahoma Christian School suffered through lots of injuries on its way to a 4-7 record in 2010, but coach Derek Turner said that turmoil should help his team this season.
“We have a lot of kids coming back that played last year, but a lot of those kids were forced into playing (because of injuries),” Turner said.
“We lost a bunch of kids last year but ended up piecing together the best we could. The nice thing was, even though we weren't very good, we had a lot of young guys get experience.”
Junior Austin Brooks got his first quarterbacking experience as a sophomore and threw for 1,446 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Saints. He added three touchdowns on the ground.
“Austin has done a wonderful job,” Turner said. “He has really committed himself in the weight room and in conditioning this summer.”
Senior Zak Anderson (5-foot-11, 160 pounds) is the team's leading returning rusher. He had 257 yards and two touchdowns on the ground in 2010.
Senior receiver Logan Magill is back after grabbing 31 catches for 416 yards and three touchdowns a year ago.
Turner cites the offensive line as a key unit for the 2011 team. Seniors Taylor Myers (6-4, 220), Nick Lovelace (6-0, 250) and junior Jason Goff (6-6, 285) are the line's returning starters.