Oklahoma Christian Academy hosted the eight-man power lifting competition earlier this year, and it had a profound impact on some of the team’s football players. OCA went 1-9 last season, and one reason why was because the team needed to get stronger. To that end, the weightlifting competition showed what other schools do in the off-season to build strength. "I think that event will be one of the big turnarounds for our program,” OCA coach Keith Lough said. "Our kids saw what other schools are doing, and there has been a lot of excitement. We’ve had a lot more kids hitting the weights harder than they ever have before, and it was because of what they saw.”
Davenport returns duoDavenport enjoyed one of its better seasons in 2008, winning 10 games and advancing to the playoffs. They were also pretty good in the district with a 7-1 mark. And things look even brighter this year with the return of running back Tyler Phillips and quarterback Kiel Harris. Phillips was the focal point of the team’s offense last season with 1,689 yards rushing. Harris was a dual purpose threat with 566 yards on the ground and 608 yards passing. "Both of those kids got a lot of experience under their belts last year,” coach John Greenfield said. "Tyler’s gotten bigger and stronger this year, and he has a chance to have his best season yet.”
Watch out for KieferKiefer went 6-5 last year and made the playoffs. The Trojans have an excellent shot to better that performance with the return of all but two starters on offense. Quarterback Ostin Broadhead returns after establishing himself as one of the most explosive players in his class last year. Broadhead threw for 1,249 yards and rushed for 469 more.
Weightlifting competition inspires OCA