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High school football: Carl Albert defensive coordinator undergoing chemotherapy

Titans head coach Gary Rose said Mike Corley is “fighting the fight.”
By Ryan Aber, Scott Wright and Ed Godfrey Published: August 9, 2012
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Carl Albert defensive coordinator Mike Corley has been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments after a tumor was discovered in his neck in the spring.

Doctors remain hopeful the treatment will either eliminate the tumor or make removal a less-invasive process, Titans head coach Gary Rose said.

Though Corley hasn't been able to be on the field coaching, he's remained close to the team throughout treatments.

Wednesday, he was in the coaches' office talking football with the rest of the staff.

“He's fighting the fight,” Rose said. “We'll take all the prayer we can get.”

The Titans are wearing wristbands to honor Corley, and the team has been praying before and/or after practice for their coach.

“It's pretty moving, pretty emotional and pretty motivating,” Rose said.

MWC'S DAVIS TO NEED TOMMY JOHN SURGERY

Midwest City quarterback Joel Davis will miss his senior season after suffering an ulnar collateral ligament injury in Sunday's American Legion state championship baseball game.

Davis will undergo Tommy John surgery later this month.

“It's not the way you want to start the season,” Bombers coach Darrell Hall said. “But we'll get through it.”

Davis through for more than 1,500 yards last season, helping Midwest City to an undefeated regular season.

With Davis out, the Bombers will go with junior Kilby McGuire at quarterback.

McGuire played quarterback for the Bombers this summer, including on the last day of Edmond North team camp and at a 7-on-7 event at Edmond Santa Fe, when Davis was playing baseball.

Hall said Davis was at practice Thursday morning.

“He's doing a good job,” Hall said. “He's still going to help the young guys and be the leader that we expected him to be.”

YUKON BUILDING AROUND NEW OFFENSIVE LINE

The Yukon offense will have a new feel this season, though the look should be fairly similar to the spread offense that took the Millers to three straight Class 6A playoff appearances.

The Millers lost four starting offensive linemen and their quarterback, but a strong group of returning receivers and running backs hope to carry the load as the group gels.

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