High school football: Douglass, Ada to battle for District 4A-2 title

In the end, coaches predict Douglass will edge Cougars for first place.
by Scott Wright Published: August 20, 2012
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photo - HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Deondre Clark of Douglass watches during football practice at Douglass high school in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, August 7, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Deondre Clark of Douglass watches during football practice at Douglass high school in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, August 7, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Running backs Jacob Welt and Jesse Crawford gained valuable experience last year, and they'll count on returning offensive linemen Murph Welton and Curtis Hurst to open holes up front.

ADA RETURNS TO 4A

With Ada coming down from Class 5A, the Cougars are ready to jump straight into the mix as a district title contender.

Keying the transition will be the QB-WR duo of Wyatt Robson and Easton Pingleton, who coach Matt Weber predicts will set school passing and receiving records this season.

Pingleton, 6-foot, 180 pounds, is receiving some Division I interest from programs such as Tulsa and Memphis. He'll be vital as a receiver, defensive back and return man.

EXTRA POINTS

Tecumseh quarterback Colton Owen, 6-5, 200 pounds, is becoming a well-known name as he climbs recruiting lists across the state, and he has some experienced receivers in Tanner Ricky, Gage Trahan and Ryland Pierce, among others ... After an 0-10 season at McLoud, the Redskins are hopeful the program is on the way up again with quarterback Joseph Wood back healthy. The 6-3, 190-pound junior would have started last season, but suffered a torn ACL before the season ... James Whitley takes over as head coach at Santa Fe South, replacing Jerry Braziel.


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. Douglass (8-3)

2. Ada (6-5)

3. Glenpool (7-5)

4. Harrah (8-3)

5. Tecumseh (4-6)

6. McLoud (0-10)

7. Mannford (0-10)

8. Santa Fe South (3-7)

*-Last year's records in parentheses

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