District 6A-3 football preview: Midwest City features young DEs

by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: August 27, 2012
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photo - HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Midwest City lines up for warm-ups during a scrimmage between Midwest City and Carl Albert at Bomber Stadium in Midwest City, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, For The Oklahoman
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Midwest City lines up for warm-ups during a scrimmage between Midwest City and Carl Albert at Bomber Stadium in Midwest City, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, For The Oklahoman

Midwest City coach Darrell Hall expects big things out of his defensive ends, though he knows it will likely take some time for them to come together as a group.

The Bombers have a pair of new starters there in junior LaDean Allen and sophomore D.J. Johnson. Conner Kinsey is also expected to see time there.

“I thought they played very well,” Hall, who coaches the defensive ends, said after Midwest City's scrimmage Thursday. “We've got to keep getting better there.”

Yet again, Midwest City is picked to win its district, now 6A-3.

The Bombers have not lost a district game since 2006, a streak of 37 consecutive games.

Edmond North is picked second, followed by Yukon and Lawton Eisenhower.

EDMOND NORTH'S WOODS IMPRESSES

Edmond North coach Jeremy Dombek is singing the praises of three-year starting cornerback Curtis Woods, who put on 15 pounds in the offseason.

“He is a superstar,” Dombek said. “He is way better than we ever thought he would be as a senior.”

Woods is up to 180 pounds and playing more physical and with more confidence this year, Dombek said. The senior should start getting the attention of college recruiters, he said.

“He is just extremely improved and he was already a great football player,” Dombek said. “I think he is a big-time player and somebody needs to start looking at him.”

GAVRAS, MEYER STILL BATTLING FOR QB SPOT

Norman North's Peyton Gavras and Channing Meyer have been battling throughout the preseason for the quarterback spot.

Through the first two scrimmages, Gavras has looked like the top option, including leading the Timberwolves to three scores in last week's scrimmage at Tulsa Union.


by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
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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 6A-3 coaches' poll

1. Midwest City (11-1)

2. Edmond North (9-3)

3. Yukon (7-4)

4. Lawton Eisenhower (4-7)

5. Norman North (6-5)

6. Putnam City North (4-6)

7. Moore (2-8)

8. U.S. Grant (0-10)

Note: Last year's records in parentheses

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