High school football: Jason Goff guards the blind side for OCS

Tackle is 6-6, 290 pounds and an anchor on the offensive line for the Saints, who will play for the Class 2A championship on Saturday night.
by Ed Godfrey Published: December 4, 2012
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photo - Oklahoma Christian School football player Jason Goff poses for a photo at OCS in Edmond, Oklahoma, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma Christian School football player Jason Goff poses for a photo at OCS in Edmond, Oklahoma, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Tulsa, Utah State, and the Colorado School of Mines are among the schools on Goff's list of potential colleges.

Goff, who plans to be a doctor, is considering the school in Golden, Colo., because of its biomedical engineering program. He has a 3.8 GPA and is the senior class president at OCS.

“He is a really smart guy,” Brooks said. “He is doing most of the talking on the line, telling guys where to be.”

Goff's brother, Jared, is a 6-3, 180-pound starting outside linebacker for the Saints.

“The shortest person in my family is 5-10,” Goff said. “My dad is 6-5 and about 320 pounds. (Jared) is the skinny one.”

Goff also plays nose guard on the Saints' defense, alternating at the position with Palmer Rice, who is 5-6 and 170 pounds. They provide quite a contrast for the opposing center, as Goff uses his strength while Rice relies on his quickness.

“By the end of the game, the center wants to be carried off in a wheelchair he is so tired,” Goff said.

OCS pounded previously unbeaten Frederick, 55-32, Friday night to reach the state championship game for the first time since the school moved up from eight-man to 11-man football in 2001.

Goff and the Saints (13-1) on Saturday night will face a Davis defense that shut out Vian, 22-0, in the other Class 2A semifinal. Vian had been the highest scoring team in the state until that game.

“We are definitely ready for them,” Goff said. “I can't wait to play at Boone Pickens Stadium.”

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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