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Edmond Memorial football: Bulldogs focused on having balanced offense to complement Warren Wand

Warren Wand is arguably the most exciting player to watch in the state, producing highlight after highlight with his 5-foot-7 frame. But he’s also the focal point of opposing defenses, which led to problems offensively for the Bulldogs last season
by Jacob Unruh Published: September 1, 2014

EDMOND — It’s no secret what type of weapon Edmond Memorial possesses in the backfield with senior running back Warren Wand.

He’s arguably the most exciting player to watch in the state, producing highlight after highlight with his 5-foot-7 frame.

But he’s also the focal point of opposing defenses, which led to problems offensively for the Bulldogs last season as they struggled in the passing game with an average of 112.5 yards per game.

The hope is that changes this season.

“One of our biggest things — we always want to be balanced — but we came into this offseason saying we have got to be able to throw the ball and be good at it, and we have to win games throwing the ball,” Memorial coach Justin Merideth said. “We want to be balanced. As a guy with a defensive background, I know teams that are balanced and you can’t focus on their run game or focus just on their passing game, those are the toughest offenses to stop. That is our goal.

“We want to be able to run it with Warren and be able to throw it with our quarterback.”

Last season, the quarterback was junior Mick Mayerske, who passed for 1,198 yards, nine touchdowns and seven interceptions. He completed 59 percent of his passes.

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by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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