High school football: Edmond Memorial coach not ready to name starter

Bulldogs' QB competition continues between Luke Booker and Mick Mayerske
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh and Stephanie Kuzydym and Trent Shadid Published: August 29, 2013
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FILLING THE GAPS

MERIDETH NOT READY TO NAME STARTER

Edmond Memorial coach Justin Merideth saw good things from quarterbacks Luke Booker and Mick Mayerske on Thursday.

He just doesn't know who will be the starter next week against crosstown rival Edmond North.

“I think they both did some good things,” Merideth said. “We'll go back and watch the film and see if we can find some separation. I love both guys, both guys have worked really hard; we'll just look at the film and make a decision.

“We've just got to find the one that is the most consistent and did what we want the best.”

Booker, a senior, completed a 5-yard TD pass to Aster Cooper Jr. to give Memorial a 14-13 lead. Later, Mayerske, a junior, found junior Jordan Reid for a touchdown of nearly 50 yards.

Booker later connected with Reid for a deep pass to set up the winning field goal by Justin Marchà.

Merideth, however, has yet to consider the possibility of using both next week.

“We'll just have to see how it goes,” he said. “God's honest truth is I hadn't planned on doing it and we'll just have to see. If we get to that point, we'll see.”

WAREHIME HAPPY WITH OL

Del City coach Nick Warehime was pleased overall with his new-look offensive line.

The Eagles' line allowed a few sacks, but mostly played well against Edmond Memorial's aggressive defense.

“Honestly, I thought they did a really good job considering Edmond didn't play very much base in a lot of stuff they did and brought a ton of pressure,” Warehime said. “I thought for the most part we did a good job with it.

“Our quarterbacks might have missed a couple hot reads that they could have taken care of, but that's why you're playing.”

PUTNAM CITY'S HUDSON GROWING

Putnam City's sophomore quarterback Braden Hudson is still transitioning into his role and it has not been completely mistake free.

Hudson completed all five of his passes, but late in the second quarter of the two-quarter scrimmage, he took a sack for a loss of 7 yards.

“Braden's getting better every week,” Putnam City coach John Wofford said. “He's still going to make a few sophomore mistakes. He made a few today, but he made some nice plays, too.”

STANDLEY PLEASED WITH DEFENSIVE INTENSITY


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
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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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by Stephanie Kuzydym
Reporter
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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