High school football: District A-6 preview

Morrison returns veteran quarterback and offensive line.
by Chris Brannick Published: August 25, 2014
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Morrison returns six players on both sides of the football from a team that went 11-2 last season. The Wildcats swept through district play with a 6-0 record before losing to eventual state champ Ringling in the semifinals. Coach Corey Bales said the team will lean on Jordan Quintana for most of its support. The quarterback will work behind an offensive line that has four seniors.

“Jordan’s a great runner and a great thrower,” Bales said. “But you can’t run him 30 times and expect him to stay healthy.”

Morrison graduated its leading rusher and leading tackler from last season. Bales said Austin Hunsinger will move from defensive end to middle linebacker to help.

“He’s got a big job, but I think he’s up for it,” Bales said. “He’s been in the thick of things. He’s a three-year starter.”

SOPHOMORES LEAD HOMINY

Hominy will once again rely on the running of Tanner McElwey. The sophomore rushed for nearly 1,000 yards as a freshman.

“He had almost 1,000 yards and didn’t play in two games last year. He put on 20 to 25 pounds, and he’s expecting bigger this year,” Hominy coach Scott Harmon said.

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by Chris Brannick
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Chris Brannick is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, where he served as Sports Editor of The Vista, UCO's student newspaper. Originally from Utica, N.Y., he graduated from Sallisaw High School in 2003.
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