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High school football: Bethany eyeing return to elite in 3A

by Trent Shadid Published: August 13, 2014
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Since finishing as the Class 3A runner-up in 2010, Bethany hasn’t made a run past the second round of the playoffs.

With several players returning led by a solid senior class, the Bronchos are expecting to potentially become a state championship contender once again this season.

“We’ve got a lot of our kids back, particularly at the skill positions, so we’re pretty excited,” said Bethany coach Reagan Roof. “We think we’ve got a chance to a pretty good team in 3A again. With 3A being as tough as it is, I don’t know exactly what that means in terms of wins and losses, but we’ve got a chance to be better than we’ve been the last couple of years for sure.”

Senior Kyle Duke returns to start for a third straight year at quarterback. Duke will have one of his top targets back from a season ago in senior receiver Cody Seeds, and 6-foot-3, 300-pound senior Sam Jones will lead the offensive line.

Bethany went 7-4 last season, falling in the first round of the playoffs to Tuttle.

“We thought we had a pretty good year last year,” Roof said. “We got beat by Seminole, Blanchard, Tuttle, and Beggs. That was some pretty good competition a year ago.”

by Trent Shadid
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Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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