Edmond area notebook: Luther anchored by strong duo

By Jason Kersey and Scott Wright, Staff Writers Modified: August 27, 2011 at 9:40 pm •  Published: August 27, 2011
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If you asked any coach what two positions on the field he'd prefer to have the most talented players, both quarterback and defensive tackle would be high on the list.


So Luther coach Scott O'Hara has to like his situation this season.

Dual-threat quarterback Haskell Browning threw for 1,570 yards and rushed for another 400, with 20 total touchdowns. O'Hara expects Browning to take the next step in his progression this season.

And on the defensive line, the Lions have 6-foot-1, 330-pound tackle Justin Wilson, who debuted at No. 28 on The Oklahoman's most recent Super 30 list ranking the state's top recruits for 2012.

DAVENPORT BACK FOR ANOTHER RUN

Davenport lost in the Class B quarterfinals last season, finishing the season 10-2.

This year, the Bulldogs are loaded for another run at the gold ball with all 16 starters back.

Senior running back and defensive back Mike Miller rushed for 2,103 yards and 30 touchdowns a season ago. His brother, junior quarterback Matt Miller, threw for 1,457 yards and rushed for 470 in 2010.

Senior guard and defensive end Landon Wilbanks will be a key leader for the Bulldogs, as will senior tight end and linebacker Austin Wunderlich and junior receiver and defensive back Kevin Thomas.

COYLE SEEKING PLAYOFF BERTH

Coyle is entering its seventh football season, and is looking to finally break through the playoff barrier in 2011.

Last year, the Bluejackets finished fifth in their district. The difference between playoffs and no playoffs was the team's home loss to Medford on a last-second touchdown. The Bluejackets play at Medford in Week 2 this season, and it could again be the biggest factor in the team's playoff chances.

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