Class 3A football: Line powering Kingfisher's run

The Yellowjackets have powered their way to a 13-0 record, and if they're to beat Seminole to reach the Class 3A state finals, it'll take another strong performance from the boys in the trenches.
by Scott Wright Published: November 30, 2012
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photo - HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Kingfisher's Landon Nault in Kingfisher , Tuesday August 14, 2012. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Kingfisher's Landon Nault in Kingfisher , Tuesday August 14, 2012. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman

— When asked about the Kingfisher offensive line, quarterback Grant Newton and running back Landon Nault each picked the same adjective.

Huge.

And while the description is fitting of the size of the Yellowjackets' blockers — they average 240 pounds — Newton and Nault were talking about their line's performance this year.

“They do their job well,” said Nault, a junior who has rushed for 1,780 yards and 27 touchdowns on 231 carries this season. “They've got a lot of experience. They give us big holes to run through, give us good pass protection — they're what keeps us moving.”

The Yellowjackets have powered their way to a 13-0 record, and if they're to reach the Class 3A state finals, it'll take another strong performance from the boys in the trenches.

Kingfisher takes on Seminole at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Putnam City Stadium in the 3A semifinals.

Newton has rushed for 862 yards and 19 touchdowns, while throwing for 1,330 yards and 14 scores behind the powerful front.

“They've made strides every week, and they're at the best they've been all year,” Newton said. “They work hard every day. They're really well-educated. We have a good offensive line coach. They've learned the different fronts and they make their calls quickly. They just keep getting better.”

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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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