District 6A-3 football preview: Midwest City features young DEs

by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: August 27, 2012
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photo - HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Midwest City lines up for warm-ups during a scrimmage between Midwest City and Carl Albert at Bomber Stadium in Midwest City, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, For The Oklahoman
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Midwest City lines up for warm-ups during a scrimmage between Midwest City and Carl Albert at Bomber Stadium in Midwest City, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, For The Oklahoman

Meyer is the more versatile player and figures to see time on offense regardless.

One of Gavras' touchdown passes last week went to Meyer.

Norman North opens the season Thursday against crosstown rival Norman.

YUKON DEFENSE BUILT AROUND LINEBACKERS

As the Yukon offense grows accustomed to a new quarterback and mostly new offensive line, a lot will be asked of the defense early in the season.

Coach Todd Wilson shifted from overseeing the offense to fill the role as defensive coordinator and has instituted a 4-3 scheme that is strongest at linebacker.

Blake Biggs, Bradyn Meyer, Jessy Brown and Brandon Andraszek are among the players in the mix at linebacker, and Wilson feels the more basic defense will enable him to get players in the right positions.

“I think we can put guys in positions to help us,” he said. “We can change our look up with some bigger bodies and get some more speed at other positions. They give us the ability to do some different things.”

LINE PLAY CRITICAL FOR PC NORTH

With returning players at quarterback, running back and receiver, it's easy to see where Putnam City North's potential success is most reliant.

The offensive line returns two experienced players in Cole Morris and Matt Custard, while 6-foot-4, 275-pound senior Christian Glocke steps into a key role at tackle.

U.S. GRANT BUILDING AROUND LEADERSHIP

With Dan Burgess on the sideline for the third season — one as a coordinator and this his second as head coach — there's a sense of continuity at U.S. Grant. Signs showed in the Generals' victory over Centennial at the All-City Preview scrimmage last week.

And it shows through in the senior leadership of players like Raul Morales and Bobby Postoak. Morales is a key figure on the offensive and defensive lines, while Postoak will be utilized as a running back and linebacker.

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
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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
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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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District 6A-3 coaches' poll

1. Midwest City (11-1)

2. Edmond North (9-3)

3. Yukon (7-4)

4. Lawton Eisenhower (4-7)

5. Norman North (6-5)

6. Putnam City North (4-6)

7. Moore (2-8)

8. U.S. Grant (0-10)

Note: Last year's records in parentheses

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