District C-2 football preview: Cement to forfeit season

Because of a decline in numbers, Cement has decided to forfeit its season, according to the Lawton Constitution.
by Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid Published: September 2, 2013
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Because of a decline in numbers, Cement has decided to forfeit its season, according to the Lawton Constitution.

The Bulldogs went 4-5 last season, a nice turnaround after going 0-9 in 2011 and 2-7 in 2010.

But they were facing this season with just eight players after beginning the preseason with 13.

The Lawton Constitution reported that the decision was made Wednesday by the players and school administration.

First-year coach Zach Josey told the paper, “Stuff like this happens at small schools sometimes.”

He will remain on staff as the middle school football coach.

The Bulldogs were picked to finish seventh in the District C-2 coaches' poll.

TIPTON FAVORITE AGAIN

Coming off a Class C state championship in 2012, Tipton enters this season as the coaches' favorite to win the district.

The Tigers return defensive line standouts Josh Danna and Junior Guerrero on a unit that shut out 11 opponents on the way to a 14-0 record last season.

The biggest void to fill is at running back with the graduation of Josh Torres, who accounted for 1,786 all-purpose yards and 32 touchdowns last season.

“We've got four backs very capable of taking Torres' place,” coach Jim Kerbo said. “Competition is always good, but we'll have a bunch of guys capable of filling that spot.”


by Jacob Unruh
Reporter
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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