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District 3A-2 football preview: All eyes on Douglass in move down to 3A

Dominique Jones and Larry Joubert anchor an offensive line that will try to protect third-year starting quarterback Patrick McKaufman. The 6-foot-5 QB made great strides as a sophomore last season, throwing for more than 2,100 yards.
by Scott Wright Published: August 8, 2014
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Last November, Douglass was on the doorstep of the Class 4A championship game.

And though the Trojans lost some talented seniors from their semifinal squad, they’ve got plenty of talent back to make them a force with the move down to 3A.

Dominique Jones and Larry Joubert anchor an offensive line that will try to protect third-year starting quarterback Patrick McKaufman. The 6-foot-5 QB made great strides as a sophomore last season, throwing for more than 2,100 yards.

Wyoming commitment Dameko Doddles became McKaufman’s favorite target down the stretch last season, and he returns as well. Doddles also anchors a veteran defensive backfield along with Quasean Sims and Brian Williams.

The Trojans move into a challenging district that includes Blanchard, which has made two straight title game appearances, but the coaches still view Douglass as the favorite.

STRINGER’S VOID HARD TO FILL FOR BLANCHARD

Braden Stringer played an immeasurable role in Blanchard’s 2012 state championship and last season’s runner-up finish. Filling that hole at running back won’t be a one-man job, and the biggest key to keeping the offense on track will start with the front five.

Coach Jeff Craig sees promise in his offensive line that is anchored by seniors Carson Smith, 6-foot-3, 305 pounds, and George Madden, 6-2, 255. Sophomore C.J. Owen, 6-2, 260, also returns to help out up front.

Craig will look at a few different players to step in at running back, including senior Brandon Montano, who was a vital piece of the Lion defense at free safety last year.

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by Scott Wright
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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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