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District 3A-4 notebook: Metro Christian gains valuable asset in QB Beau Marsaln

RYAN STEWART Published: August 19, 2009
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The Buffs will have a new starting quarterback in senior Ryan Debo (6-0, 200) but he will be far from an unfamiliar face having been a three-year starter at tight end and outside linebacker.

"I think (Debo) might be an upgrade over last year,” Williamson said. "He is smart, well-rounded and a very tough kid. His linebacker’s mentality will translate well to the quarterback position. I like this team a lot and I am lucky to be in this position.”

Checotah looks to overcome losses
Checotah went 10-0 in the regular season and finished 11-1 but lost 12 starters and is looking to reload rather than rebuild.

"We graduated a ton of guys but I think we have a good nucleus coming back,” coach Brandon Turley said. "We have a good chance to repeat.”

One of the reasons for Turley’s confidence is the return of Chris Carr (5-9, 180) at running back, arguably the top player in the district. Turley said Carr "opened a lot of eyes this summer at OU’s camp,” and he has a penchant for making big plays when the Wildcats need one.

"He’s a heck of an athlete with tremendous speed and vision,” Turley said. "Put the ball in his hands on a Friday night and he’s going to do something special with it.”

By Ryan Stewart


District 3A-4 coaches’ poll
→1. Metro Christian (9-3)

→2. Checotah (11-1)

→3. Hugo (6-5)

→4. Bristow (4-6)

→5. Roland (5-6)

→6. Idabel (3-7)

→7. Okmulgee (2-8)

→8. Kellyville (0-10)

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