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Warren Wand to remain at running back for Edmond Memorial.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: July 31, 2013
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WAND TO REMAIN AT RUNNING BACK

Edmond Memorial's Warren Wand opened last season at quarterback before moving to running back.

That won't be the case this season.

Edmond Memorial coach Justin Meredith said Wand will remain primarily at running back, only taking snaps in a wildcat formation.

“We really want to just get the ball in his hands as much as we can and let him run around, but we felt like (him playing quarterback) really limited us offensively,” Meredith said.

Wand, a junior, rushed for 1,812 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. He also completed 6 of 29 passes for 109 yards and one TD.

Meredith has yet to name a starter between senior Luke Booker and junior Mick Mayerske at quarterback.

EDMOND SANTA FE BIGGER, STRONGER

After losing to Tulsa Union in the state quarterfinals last season, Edmond Santa Fe coach Lance Manning identified the weight room as a major area for the Wolves to improve.

The Wolves' staff met with former Midwest City coach Steve Huff during the offseason in College Station, Texas, to help develop and implement a new plan in the weight room. Manning said he has already noticed a difference.

“The kids did a great job of buying in to the hard work to the fact that it's a lot more taxing day to day in the weight room and we've gotten a lot stronger and more powerful as a football team,” Manning said.

Santa Fe, the nearly unanimous favorite to win the district title for a third straight year, returns four offensive linemen, including junior J.R. Hensley, who is already garnering recruiting interest from SEC and Big 12 schools.

 

MUSTANG'S EDWARDS BRINGS VERSATILITY, LEADERSHIP 

At Edmond North, Jeremy Dombek played a different style of football than Mustang, which lived on the spread offense for the last decade under Ty Prestidge and Todd Dilbeck.

Dombek, a former college quarterback, has leaned more toward power football, but plans to run the type of system that fits his players.

And that will incorporate the running and passing abilities of quarterback Frankie Edwards.

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by Scott Wright
Reporter
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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by Jacob Unruh
Reporter
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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