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District B-1 preview: Laverne returns key players

BY RJ YOUNG, Staff Writer, ryoung@opubco.com Published: July 24, 2012
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Laverne returns many key players from its 2011 Class B playoff team. Laverne coach Tim Allen said he thinks the strength of the 2012 squad lies in its abundance of experience.

Laverne lost in the semifinals to eventual state champion Caddo. The Tigers' only regular-season loss last season was at Pond-Creek Hunter.

“I like our team this year,” Allen said. “We graduated three seniors from last year's squad. We've got a lot of returning players with quite a bit of experience. That's always nice to have.”

SEILING TO RELY ON HORN

Seiling coach Brad Spurlock said he'll rely on Buster Horn's leadership and athleticism to lead a relatively young team.

The senior running back helped lead the Wildcats to a 7-2 record in the district and reach the second round of the 2011 playoffs.

“The one constant we got, we got a good tailback that worked well for them last year,” Spurlock said. “I think he'll do well for this year.”

POND CREEK-HUNTER COACH EXCITED

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District B-1 Coaches' Poll

1. Laverne (11-2)

2. Seiling (9-3)

3. Pond Creek-Hunter (8-3)

4. Covington-Douglas (9-3)

5. Garber (4-6)

6. Medford (4-5)

7. Ringwood (4-6)

8. Merritt (3-7)

9. Waukomis (2-7)

Note: Last year's record in parentheses

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