High school football: Jason Goff guards the blind side for OCS
Tackle is 6-6, 290 pounds and an anchor on the offensive line for the Saints, who will play for the Class 2A championship on Saturday night.
It's not surprising that “The Blind Side” is Jason Goff's favorite movie.
“I've seen the movie 100 times,” said Goff, the 6-6, 290-pound offensive tackle for Oklahoma Christian School. “When that movie came out, people finally understood what I did.”
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Protecting the blind side of Saints quarterback Austin Brooks is what Goff does, and does well.
Goff anchors an OCS offensive line that has allowed just three quarterback sacks all season. He hasn't allowed any.
As a result, Brooks has been able to throw 49 touchdown passes, leading the Saints into the Class 2A state championship game against Davis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Stillwater.
“It's very comfortable back there in the pocket just seeing Jason up there on the line,” Brooks said. “He is huge.”
Goff, who has been a four-year starter on the offensive line, has dwarfed most of his combatants across the line of scrimmage.
“I am always the bigger man across the line,” he said. “I take a lot of pride in not letting Austin get sacked. You have to have the mindset of never letting the guy in front of you beat you. I absolutely enjoy putting someone on the ground.”
Turner said OCS' opponents often try to counter Goff's size with a quicker defense end or linebacker.
“They try to put a guy on him to speed rush him,” Turner said. “But that doesn't work because he has really good feet and technique. He can hold his own with those kids.”
Goff has grown three inches and gained 50 pounds since his freshman season. He has been getting attention from college recruiters since he was a sophomore.
“All of these colleges, they are looking for capable pass blockers,” OCS coach Derek Turner said. “He has got the ability. That blind side is an important deal.”
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