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Buzz surrounding Douglass as 2012 football season approaches

by Scott Wright Published: August 25, 2012

There's a buzz at Douglass as the 2012 football season approaches.

The team's revived attitude has a positive energy enveloping fall workouts, and the players have gotten past the frustrating end to the 2011 season.

The state's top recruit, Oklahoma defensive end commit D.J. Ward, moved in from Lawton, giving the Trojans the state's best one-two punch coming off the edge, with junior Deondre Clark already at one defensive end spot.

“It's hard not to think about what could happen,” Ward said of the dangerous duo.

Both players will get a chance to play some offense as well, with Ward working at tight end and Clark seeing snaps at fullback.

They'll be opening holes for Chavez Wyatt, who accounted for nearly 900 yards rushing while splitting carries with two other players last year. Chris High is another experienced tailback, though he's extremely valuable to the Trojans at linebacker.

Another important linebacker, Timothy Harle, will get a shot at quarterback, where he was the team's backup last year. He'll count heavily on Jordan Stevenson and Deangelo Woodward as key returning starters on the offensive line.

Anthony Williams is a senior leader on a receiving corps that is young and talented.

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by Scott Wright
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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