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High school football: Caileb Booze, David Wright wreak havoc for Edmond North defense

by Jacob Unruh Published: August 21, 2014

Edmond North senior Caileb Booze is generally always smiling.

But after Thursday’s scrimmage at Putnam City West, he was smiling more than usual due to a successful debut at outside linebacker.

Booze was a nuisance for both Deer Creek and Putnam West’s offenses, gathering multiple sacks, hurrying each quarterback and even covering some receivers.

He wasn’t alone, either. Senior David Wright was also impressive in his outside linebacker debut, intercepting a pass from Deer Creek’s Julian Hoskins.

“They’re big bodies, they can run well, they’re hard to throw over and they can come set the corners on the run,” Edmond North coach Scott Burger said. “That’s what we have to have with this defense.”

Booze, who is ranked No. 27 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30, said this could be a preview of how dangerous the Huskies’ defense can be after allowing just two touchdowns all night, one of which was negated by a penalty.

“I’m excited for this opportunity because I think our defense really needs this and we can be scary,” he said.


There were moments when Clayton Sims looked like he was taking control of the Deer Creek quarterback battle.

Then there were moments Hoskins looked to be in control.

The result didn’t change much for the Antlers as they move into next week’s scrimmage still unsure who will be the starting quarterback to open the season.

“Boy they both did some great things,” Deer Creek coach Grant Gower said. “They both bring some great things to the table. Both are athletic, both throw well, both run well and move well. Obviously, their ability to create plays for both of them is so good. We’re fortunate to have both of them.”

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by Jacob Unruh
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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