High school football: District B-1 preview

Position battles taking palce at Pond Creek-Hunter. Panthers hope to knock off defending state champion Laverne.
by Ed Godfrey and Chris Brannick Published: August 28, 2014
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Pond Creek-Hunter has only lost four games in the last two football seasons, all to Laverne. Pond Creek-Hunter coach David Kerr said it’s just a matter of time before that changes.

Leading the way will be senior running back Harley Comeau.

“He’ll be our mainstay,” Kerr said. “And our running backs catch the ball quite a bit out of the backfield.”

Versatility will be key for Pond Creek-Hunter, which is still looking for a starting quarterback.

Kerr said he encourages the dump-off pass to the running backs because of the talent Pond Creek-Hunter has in the backfield.

“You can throw it five yards, and if the running back runs 60, then it’s still a 65 yard play,” Kerr said. “They don’t have to throw it 40-50 yards every time if you get the ball in the athlete’s hands.”

Pond Creek-Hunter boasts a stout defense that includes T.J. Krittenbrink at linebacker and four-year starter in cornerback Devon McKee.

SEILING HAVING FUN AGAIN

Coach Bruce Hendrickson came out of retirement for the 2013 season and led Seiling to a 5-5 record, which included a brutal District B-1 schedule.

“It’s a playoff game every week,” Hendrickson said. “If you can finish in the top four in this district, you can play with anyone.”

Seiling didn’t have much experience last year, and Ehric Young hadn’t taken a snap at quarterback in his life. But Young threw for 25 touchdowns and more than 2,700 yards. He’s a senior this season.

“I knew after a day of practice he was our guy,” Hendrickson said. “He’s a good player, and I told him he can be special.”

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by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Chris Brannick
Copy Editor
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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