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High school football: Mustang quarterback Frankie Edwards will operate a diverse offense

The junior will benefit from limited experience a year ago, when the Broncos struggled to a surprising 3-7 record.
by Scott Wright Published: August 8, 2012

MUSTANG — Mustang's Frankie Edwards didn't expect many chances to play last football season.

A second-string sophomore behind a three-year starter and senior, Edwards' best chance to quarterback the Broncos was a blowout.

However, injuries and other issues put Edwards on the field plenty, even starting a few games.

And though last season ended with just three wins — a rarity in Mustang these days — Edwards received experience that can't be learned in mid-August practices.

“The high school starting experience, you've got to get used to that to be successful,” said Edwards, now a junior. “Last year warmed me up to what it's gonna be like this year. I'll just do what I can do this year.”

His first start came against usual Class 6A heavyweight Edmond Santa Fe, a tough assignment for any QB in the state. And he helped the Broncos pick up wins in two of their last three games, scoring at least 42 points in all three.

But the offense has a different look with Edwards behind center.

Over the last few years, pocket quarterbacks like Brandon Taylor and Jacinto Biorato, have operated a pass-heavy offense. But Edwards brings a dual-threat component more like former Bronco signal-callers Matt Edmonds and Kyle Webster.

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by Scott Wright
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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