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Class 2A football: The more things change, the more they stay the same at Davis

MAKING OF A CHAMPION: CONTINUITY — Since 1988 it’s been either Joe or Jody Weber in charge of the Wolves’ program. The consistency within the coaching staff, and its style of offense, has been essential to Davis’ five state championships.
by Trent Shadid Published: August 25, 2014
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photo - Davis football coach Jody Weber poses for a photo with the Class 2A championship trophy at the school in Davis, Okla. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman  CHRIS LANDSBERGER
Davis football coach Jody Weber poses for a photo with the Class 2A championship trophy at the school in Davis, Okla. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman CHRIS LANDSBERGER

“There’s been wrinkles with it, but the basis of our offense has always been the triple option,” Weber said. “If we can’t do that, we aren’t going to be successful. We’re never going to stop doing that. We have other things that we do, but it’s all based on our ability to run that play.”

Davis also currently has one of its most successful quarterbacks ever running the offense in senior Blake Summers, who led the Wolves in rushing with 1,800 yards last season.

“I like when I get a chance to pass it, but this is Davis,” Summers said. “We’ve always been a running team. Ever since seventh grade you start learning that offense. People are trying to switch up their offense all the time and we’ve stuck to ours. It’s been good for a long time.”

Weber says he’s never been a big proponent of scheme. Instead, success at Davis has been built around repetition and the players’ ability to understand their responsibilities.

“We like to say what we do is unique, some people may say antiquated, but it works here because it’s always worked here,” Weber said. “It’s something that our kids identify with and our community identifies with. Our offense, it’s not a fun way to practice, but it works here for those reasons.”