High school notebook: Challenging schedule awaits Northwest Classen
Last week's three-touchdown win at Guymon improved Northwest Classen to 4-1 on the season, the school's best start in 41 years. But the schedule turns tougher for the second half of the season, starting with Friday night's home game against El Reno.
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El Reno has struggled this season and is winless since a 30-7 victory over Woodward in the opening week of the season. However, Woodward is the only team to beat Northwest Classen this season, edging the Knights 28-21 in Week 3.
Even in their best season in four decades, Northwest Classen is an outsider in the playoff hunt, likely needing at least two more wins in Class 5A's toughest district.
After this week, the Knights close the season with Carl Albert, McGuinness, Deer Creek and Guthrie.
YOST LOOKING STRONG FOR LAWTON
Lawton coach Randy Breeze knew he had a pretty good player when Ryne Yost moved in from Elk City over the offseason.
But Yost has exceeded even Breeze's expectations.
“He's put on 15 pounds of muscle since December, his 40 time is down and he's increased his bench almost 100 pounds,” Breeze said.
Yost's addition has made an already strong group of offensive linemen even stronger.
“We're a very physical football team right now,” Breeze said. “The five games we've played, we've dominated the line of scrimmage. We've got a lot of kids that hit you heavy. Not that they're all just real big kids, but when you've been hit by our offensive line and our defensive people, you know it.”
Class 6A No. 1 Lawton (5-0) faces a tough test Thursday when it hosts Southmoore (4-1).
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