Locust Grove has 12 seniors returning in the upcoming season including linebacker Sergio Natividad who recorded 91 tackles last year.
“He's a great leader and a hardworking guy,” Sims said. “He's one of those kids that will do anything that is asked of him, he gets carries in on offense as well.”
Sims said the players are excited for this season after a finishing 0-10 in 2010, and with a new spread offense being implemented and six starters returning on offense they should improve on that standing.
Family affair at Sequoyah-Tahlequah
Junior quarterback Brayden Scott handles the quarterback duties for Sequoyah-Tahlequah. His father Brent Scott is the head coach, and Brent's father Bill Scott, who is in his 52nd year of coaching, is the offensive line coach.
“He's the real deal,” Brent Scott said of son Brayden, and this is not just a father talking up his son, Scott could be the best quarterback in Oklahoma in the class of 2013.
Last season, the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder passed for 2,132 yards and 20 TDs with just four interceptions as a sophomore.
Scott has started since his freshman year and is receiving interest from Tulsa, Pittsburgh, Arizona, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and UCLA.
Scott will have one of his favorite targets back in senior wide receiver Zack Robinson, who caught 41 passes for 712 yards and eight touchdowns in 2010.
Robinson is receiving interest from Tulsa, Arkansas, Nebraska, Arizona, OU, and OSU.
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District 3A-6 Coaches' Poll 1. Sequoyah-Tahlequah (9-2) 2. Metro Christian (10-4) 3. Verdigris (9-3) 4. Sequoyah-Claremore (2-7) 5. Inola (5-6) 6. Westville (3-7) 7. Locust Grove (0-10) *2010 record in parentheses