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High school football: Caleb Holland's return a boost for Carl Albert's line

by Scott Wright Published: November 28, 2012
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/articleid/3732793/1/pictures/1895331">Photo - Caleb Holland, Carl Albert football player, poses for a mug shot during The Oklahoman's Fall High School Sports Photo Day in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Caleb Holland, Carl Albert football player, poses for a mug shot during The Oklahoman's Fall High School Sports Photo Day in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

His return means junior Anthony Woods, 6-foot-6, 308 pounds, can shift back to his natural spot at the other tackle position, and senior Kyler Walker can go back to being primarily a defensive player.

“It's hard work being Caleb Holland,” Walker said with a laugh. “Having him back is really big, because we really need him out there. And it gives me a rest so I can go all-out on defense.”

Carl Albert will need the blocking of Holland, Woods, Gavin LaValley, Cory McCalister, Robert Lolofie and Trenton Ball to open holes against a speedy East Central defense Saturday night.

The line was the area with the most experience coming into the season, with no returning skill players behind them.

“Through the first couple weeks, we were working on jelling together,” Holland said. “Once we hit the last couple weeks of the regular season, we got things rolling. And now in the playoffs, I think we've surpassed our potential, and we're reaching new heights now.”

by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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