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Clinton focused on improving defense

by Scott Wright Modified: August 18, 2013 at 2:10 pm •  Published: August 18, 2013

With most of its secondary intact from last year’s Class 4A title run, Clinton knows it has to beef up the defensive front seven this season.

Coach Mike Lee lives by the motto that you win football games by running the ball and stopping the run, so he’ll ask a lot of his defensive front.

“Our secondary looks really good,” linebacker Donivien Brown said. “We’ve got some work to do in the front seven, but we’re getting there. It’s a work in progress.

“We can’t be satisfied. People want to come after us, so we’ve got to work harder, but that makes it more fun.”

The group has some experienced returners like Brown and defensive end Ryan Richert, among others.

“We’re young at spots and have spaces to fill, but we did it last year and I think we can do it again,” Richert said.

– Scott Wright, swright@opubco.com
Twitter: @ScottWrightOK

by Scott Wright
Reporter
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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