High school football: Northwest Classen wins, improves to 3-1

Knights roll up 497 total yards against Western Heights. Northwest is off to its best start to a season since 1971.
by Scott Wright Published: September 20, 2012
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photo - Northwest Classen's Lorenzo Alexander scores a touchdown past Western Heights' Davonte Drennan during a high school football game at Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City, Thursday, September 20, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Northwest Classen's Lorenzo Alexander scores a touchdown past Western Heights' Davonte Drennan during a high school football game at Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City, Thursday, September 20, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

“When the kids win and they're not pleased with it, you know your kids have a passion and a desire to win.”

The Knights turn their focus to a long-distance matchup in Week 5, traveling to Guymon, which was outscored 207-14 in its first three games.

Smith, familiar with long road trips from his days coaching in Texas, knows he has to start preparing his players immediately for what is expected to be at least a five-hour bus trip next week.

“You've got to get mentally ready for it and get physically ready for it, because you're out of your routine,” Smith said. “You've got a lot of down time, and you've got a lot of time to think, a lot of time to get your mind off of football. And that's the bad thing.

“It's gonna be a tough trip, but I think we can handle it. We've just got to start working tomorrow on their mindset. That's what it's all about.”

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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