High school football: Carl Albert players never gave up, says coach Gary Rose

The Titans are young, and they've gone through a tough regular season. Now they're ready to carry through with the football program's tradition.
by Ryan Aber Published: November 11, 2012

“They gave us a good sense of hope. Being 1-5 is not where we wanted to be, but we never thought we couldn't get here.”

But after playing teams that went a combined 46-14 in the regular season, the Titans finished with four teams that won a combined four games against other teams.

Carl Albert won the games by a combined 304-22.

“We know coming into those games that we were going to win,” Walker said. “We knew where our road was going and if we took care of that, we'd play Del City in the first round.

“We used that time to make sure we'd be ready for that challenge in Week 11.”

Now, on to Week 12.

Claremore's only loss came by one point to No. 1 Tulsa East Central.

“There was a sense of joy among us when we found out we would play at home,” Walker said. “As long as we do the same things we did last week, we'll be OK. But we're also not taking anything for granted. We understand that we can't let up.”

by Ryan Aber
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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