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Class 4A notebook: Offensive stands out against two strong defenses

By Robert Przybylo Modified: December 6, 2009 at 12:11 am •  Published: December 6, 2009
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Track meet breaks out among defensive teams
All season, the Star Spencer and Douglass defenses were dominant. But not against each other.

In a game featuring two of the top defensive units, it was the offense that stood out in a Star Spencer’s 34-21 victory against Douglass in the Class 4A state championship at Boone Pickens Stadium.

"I didn’t think it was going to be that way at all,” Star assistant coach Rashaun Woods said. "I thought 20 points was going to win this one.”

But there were signs that this was coming as Douglass beat Star 34-28 in the regular season.

The teams combined for nearly 500 rushing yards Saturday as Douglass’ Quinton Neil and Aliston Cobb each rushed for more than 100 yards, as did Star’s Terence Olds.

"There is a lot of talent on both teams, so I figured there would be scoring,” Douglass coach Willis Alexander said. "I just didn’t think we would score that fast.”

Alexander reflects on season
Douglass’ Alexander said in time he’ll look back and remember what a special night it was for the school and his kids.

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