High school football: District 4A-2 notebook

Can Ada run the table again? The Cougars could have a challenger in Douglass.
by Scott Wright Published: August 5, 2013
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photo - Douglass players cheer from the sidelines during a high school football game between Douglass and Ada at Moses F. Miller Stadium in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.  Photo from The Oklahoman Archives
Douglass players cheer from the sidelines during a high school football game between Douglass and Ada at Moses F. Miller Stadium in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Photo from The Oklahoman Archives

In addition to defensive end Deondre Clark, an LSU commit, the Trojans have defensive end Jalil England back, along with linebackers Johnny Jones and Brandon Jackson.

McLOUD'S WOOD LEADS EXPERIENCED OFFENSE

Joseph Wood established himself as one of Class 4A's better quarterbacks last year, and with eight other starters returning alongside him, the McLoud offense looks to be in good hands.

Wood, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound senior, is being recruited by a variety of Division II programs and could elevate his status with another good year.

Most importantly, he has a strong offensive line in front of him, anchored by Brian Heath, 6-foot-3, 290 pounds, and Aaron Smith, 6-foot-3, 320 pounds.

Wood also has one of his top receiving targets back in Will Olds, a fourth-year starter who had 455 receiving yards last year.

EXTRA POINTS

Tecumseh coach Greg George has a tall task ahead replacing a very productive backfield duo of quarterback Colton Owen and running back Julian Tramble. ... Harrah maintained some continuity within its coaching staff by promoting Phil Webb to head coach after Greg Willis left to take the Purcell job. ... Some see Mannford as a team on the rise. Multiple coaches voted them as a playoff team in their preseason polls. ... Santa Fe South is heading in the right direction entering James Whitley's second year as head coach: “This is our first year with a full coaching staff, and we feel like the kids are responding well to what we're doing,” he said.

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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District 4A-2 coaches' poll

1. Ada (12-1)

2. Douglass (7-4)

3. McLoud (6-5)

4. Glenpool (3-7)

5. Mannford (3-7)

6. Tecumseh (6-4)

7. Harrah (1-9)

8. Santa Fe South (1-9)

Note: Last year's records in parentheses

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