Deer Creek's Alex Christensen still a beast, Choctaw's Aaron Fournier shines...
By Robert Przybylo
Well, we looked at the first four teams from the Top of the World Classic scrimmage at Norman’s Harve Collins Field. We were only halfway home.
Here is a recap featuring Deer Creek, McLoud, Noble and Choctaw.
Scrimmage No. 3: Deer Creek 21, McLoud 7
Deer Creek: Where in the world did sophomore Brennan Miyake come from? He caught my eye last week against Putnam West, and he was dynamite again tonight, scoring the team’s first touchdown.
With Miyake and Colten Sander, whew, good stuff in the backfield for Grant Gower’s club.
Will never get used to seen Alex Christensen at quarterback. I’m sorry, guys that weigh nearly 250 pounds just shouldn’t be there. However, he gets the job done. And did what he does best – run over people in the open field.
Quarterback Joel Blumenthal was a little antsy, overthrowing a couple of deep balls. But he finished strong with a final play rushing touchdown that showed though the sophomore is tiny, he’s got a lot of fight in him.
Gower refused to name a starter, simply saying the team has five offensive packages so it depends on the package for who is the QB.
Linebacker Michael Coleman sat out because of a concussion. He should be cleared to play early next week for Friday’s showdown with Piedmont.
McLoud: Redskins did a lot better than I thought and maybe even better than coach Eric Cardin thought. Cardin loves his team of the future as he is extremely high on his sophomore class.
The heart of this team is without question wide receiver Travis Carroll. He does everything for this club, including scoring the team’s only touchdown.
Cardin admits Carroll is the team’s biggest playmaker, but he’s been pleasantly surprised with how the youth of his team is growing up. It was obvious the team just kinda got worn down against a solid 5A team, but the Redskins were in this one, for sure.
Scrimmage No. 4: Choctaw 16, Noble 0
Choctaw: Liked a lot of what I saw from senior running back Aaron Fournier on both sides of the ball really. Made a couple of nice runs and deflected a few passes. Real strong night for him.
Defensive end Hunter Davis commanded a lot of attention from the opposing sides tonight and didn’t get a chance to really do what he can do. Not too worried about that.
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