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District 5A-4 football preview: Pryor turns to the triple option

Jason Freeman said he and his coaches took a 13-hour car ride to a small high school in Michigan to sit down and speak with the coaches on how to implement the new offense.
BY STEPHANIE KUZYDYM Published: August 3, 2013
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Pryor coach Jason Freeman thought it was time to make an offensive change. A really big one.

The Tigers will be solely running a triple option. Freeman said he and his coaches took a 13-hour car ride to a small high school in Michigan to sit down and speak with the coaches on how to implement the new offense.

“Not a lot of teams in Oklahoma run a true triple option,” Freeman said. “I believe in Pryor we have to be more disciplined and tougher and have to be better in our condition. I believe we have to run an offense that makes defenses be disciplined. It'll be different too see.” 

CLAREMORE STRONG IN SKILLS POSITIONS

Claremore's strength lies in its skill positions. Claremore coach Rob Gilbreath believes there are three main men for the Zebras.

Senior receiver Caleb Webster is a big target at 6-foot-2. Gilbreath says Webster has really good hands and could also see time at corner. Then there's junior two-way starter Dustin Basks, who is a receiver and a corner. Then there's senior offensive tackle John McQueen. The 6-foot-6, 290-pound offensive lineman is starting to draw a lot of looks from college and from the men across the line.

COLLINSVILLE HIGHLIGHTED BY MCELROY, JOHNSON

The strength of Collinsville lies in its senior quarterback and wide receiver, otherwise known as the “Zane McElroy to TJ Johnson” connection.  

The two connected for 50 receptions, 908 yards and nine touchdowns, giving Johnson a career total of more than 1,600 yards and 16 touchdowns.

McElroy threw for 2,400 total yards and 21 touchdowns last season. Both McElroy and Johnson are being recruited by North Texas, Emporia State and Missouri Southern.  

CHERRY'S STEP-UP YEAR

Tulsa East Central coach Bobby Klinck believes that during quarterback Trevon Cherry's first year in the role, he maybe held back a bit.

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