Edmond Santa Fe looks to be loaded

Wolves were 10-2 last season and return several top players.
by Ed Godfrey Published: August 25, 2012

Edmond Santa Fe should be one of the best teams in Class 6A this season.

The Wolves were 10-2 last year and return some explosive playmakers at running back and wide receiver along with junior quarterback Justice Hansen.

Santa Fe returns six starters on both sides of the ball, including tailback Phillip Sumpter, safety Khari Harding, wide receiver Dale Jefferson and receiver/cornerback Trevan Smith.

“We got some definite holes to fill,” said coach Lance Manning, who is entering his second season leading the Wolves.

“That being said, we lost some good seniors, but we feel like we have a chance to be more athletic. I feel like we are more athletic on both sides of the ball. We have some younger guys that have really panned out and worked hard and filled those needs.”

If Santa Fe is lacking anything, it's size.

“I just don't think we are very big,” Manning said. “We are not as big as a lot of teams. We are not quite as big as we would like to be up front, but we do a great job of making up for that through our movement and technique. I think our feet are good. Although we are not as big up front, I feel like we are more athletic up front. Same thing defensively.”

Even though Santa Fe looks loaded on paper, Hansen knows games are won on the football field.

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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