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Class 5A football notebook: Tulsa East Central's Bobby Klink succeeds in adversity

by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: December 1, 2012

The first completion set up a touchdown, and the second converted a two-point try for an 8-0 lead in the second quarter.

Taylor hit Cherry again in the third quarter, but that drive stalled a few plays later.

Taylor, a standout receiver and defensive back, finished with 68 passing yards.


Tulsa East Central lineman Michael Johnson was a busy two-way player Saturday night, but if you weren't watching closely, you probably didn't notice.

The senior defensive end wears jersey No. 42, but when the Cardinals had the ball, Johnson would put a second jersey, No. 65, over the top of his standard uniform and enter the game as right tackle.

The No. 65 jersey was an older style and had red numbers, instead of the white numbers on the rest of the team's uniforms.

Johnson is listed on the roster as a fullback and moved to the line because of injuries.


State semifinalist Bishop McGuinness was honored as the Class 5A academic state champion, joining Bartlesville in Class 6A and Oologah in Class 4A.

In the eight-man classes, Laverne and Deer Creek-Lamont were named academic champions in Class B and C, respectively.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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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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