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by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: September 18, 2012
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SHARP BROTHERS PREPARE FOR SHOWDOWN

Wayne coach Brandon Sharp is plenty familiar with his opponent this week.

The Bulldogs play at Elmore City-Pernell on Friday. Elmore City's coach is Sharp's brother, Sam Sharp.

“We're looking forward to it,” Brandon Sharp said. “He's got a good team over there and we're going to have to play well.”

That hasn't been an issue so far for the defending Class A champions, who have outscored their opponents 141-38 entering district play.

Elmore City fell to Velma-Alma last week after two convincing wins to start the season.

SANTA FE LOOKS TO BOUNCE BACK

No. 8 Edmond Santa Fe gets a chance to redeem itself Thursday night against No. 7 Southmoore after the Wolves were beaten up Friday night by Edmond North.

The Wolves entered last week's Edlam battle against the Huskies as the favorite. They were ranked No. 4 in the state and were the top-ranked team in Class 6A on the western side of the state.

After the game, Santa Fe coach Lance Manning implied that the lofty ranking was too high for his young Wolves this early in the season.

“We are inexperienced,” Manning said after the 26-13 loss to Edmond North. “I tell people that, not as an excuse, but hey, let's hold up here.

“It's going to take us awhile to build some continuity. We just have five returning starters on offense and four on defense. That's not a whole lot. But we do have good kids, good athletes. We are going to recover and get better.”

NOT THE ONLY ONE

Deer Creek coach Grant Gower said Monday that he couldn't remember another Antlers linebacker recording 30 tackles in a single game like Austin Loomis did Thursday night in the 45-14 victory over Edmond Memorial. But Enid coach Steve Chard could.

Chard, a former defensive coordinator at Deer Creek, emailed The Oklahoman on Tuesday to set the record straight.

“The kid is obviously a stud,” Chard said of Loomis. “However, in the fall of 2000, the year of Deer Creek's only state title in football, linebacker Brad Bowman had 31 tackles in a week three victory over McGuinness.

“I have been coaching 20 years and Brad is the finest defensive player I have ever coached and a huge reason we won the title that year.”

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by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
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
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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