KINGFISHER — When asked about the Kingfisher offensive line, quarterback Grant Newton and running back Landon Nault each picked the same adjective.
And while the description is fitting of the size of the Yellowjackets' blockers — they average 240 pounds — Newton and Nault were talking about their line's performance this year.
“They do their job well,” said Nault, a junior who has rushed for 1,780 yards and 27 touchdowns on 231 carries this season. “They've got a lot of experience. They give us big holes to run through, give us good pass protection — they're what keeps us moving.”
The Yellowjackets have powered their way to a 13-0 record, and if they're to reach the Class 3A state finals, it'll take another strong performance from the boys in the trenches.
Kingfisher takes on Seminole at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Putnam City Stadium in the 3A semifinals.
Newton has rushed for 862 yards and 19 touchdowns, while throwing for 1,330 yards and 14 scores behind the powerful front.
“They've made strides every week, and they're at the best they've been all year,” Newton said. “They work hard every day. They're really well-educated. We have a good offensive line coach. They've learned the different fronts and they make their calls quickly. They just keep getting better.”
A trio of seniors, Mitch Henderson, Cole Cameron and Chris Ludwig, anchors the unit along with junior Trey Buckner and sophomore Kaden Jackson.
Coach Jeff Myers has said it might be the best offensive line at Kingfisher during his time there, which is saying a lot.
And from the start of the season, the linemen accepted the challenge to be the best.
“We know if we can get a big push for Landon and Grant, they can do the rest of the work and get up field for big yardage,” Henderson said. “We had some injuries early, but everything has settled now.
“It's fun when we get marching down the field. It's like no other experience. It feels great, just paving the way.”
Added Cameron: “Every game, we've gotten better. We've gotten to where we need to be to put ourselves in position to win a championship.”