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District 3A-3 football preview: Mitch Henderson leads tough Kingfisher offensive line

Kingfisher offensive line is led by Mitch Henderson, a 6-foot-5, 305-pound senior.
by Scott Wright Published: August 15, 2012

Running back Landon Nault is the top playmaker in Kingfisher's offense as he enters his junior season and third year as a starter. Quarterback Grant Newton is the glue that holds the unit together.

But their jobs are made much easier with a big and experienced offensive line in front of them.

Mitch Henderson, a 6-foot-5, 305-pound senior, anchors the unit that essentially returns four starters. Seniors Cole Cameron and Chris Ludwig, as well as sophomore Kaden Jackson, will fill spots once again for the Yellowjackets.

“We've got each other's backs, and we're used to it,” said Henderson, who is being recruited by Tulsa. “We're aggressive, and we know we've got good teammates beside us. We do work.”


As passing offenses continue to become more prevalent in high school, the value of a strong cornerback grows.

Newcastle coach Keith Bolles knows how important Cade Nichols will be from that position this season after a standout junior year in 2011.

Nichols closed off his side of the field, recording five interceptions and 39 tackles. He also accounted for four receiving touchdowns.

The Racers' defense will also count on senior lineman Justin Coryell, an experienced 6-4, 260-pound senior who will start both ways.

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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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District 3A-3 coaches' poll

1. Heritage Hall (12-1)

2. Kingfisher (9-2)

3. Newcastle (5-6)

4. John Marshall (4-6)

5. Bethel (4-6)

(tie) Star Spencer (1-9)

7. Centennial (1-9)

*-Last year's record in parentheses


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