High school football notebook: Del City searching for consistency after loss to Tulsa East Central

After his team fell 53-31 to Tulsa East Central on Friday, Del City coach Nick Warehime didn't have to look far to see the positives as his team starts a brutal stretch over the first five weeks.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: September 3, 2012
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“We played well overall, but we've got a lot of areas to get better,” he said. “We've got a long ways to go, but for the first game, it was a good start.”

WACKERLY BACK FOR ANTLERS

After sitting out Deer Creek's two scrimmages, Antlers tackle Brandon Wackerley made his debut Friday night against Piedmont.

Wackerly, who is 6-6 and 330 pounds, missed the scrimmages after breaking his foot during the summer.

He normally rotates at defensive tackle but played offense only Friday night.

“He really moved well,” Gower said. “I liked where he was.”

HILL DRAWS ATTENTION

Blanchard wide receiver Zach Hill didn't put up big numbers in the Lions' 46-7 blowout of Bethany on Friday night.

That went to Tanner Foster and Kyle Self, who had two touchdown receptions each. Foster had about 130 yards receiving on eight catches.

But Hill — who did catch one touchdown — played a critical role all around.

“Zach's probably going to be our premier guy,” Blanchard coach Jeff Craig said. “But he only caught two balls. Bethany had to respect him all the time and that opened things up for our other guys.”

BEHRUS ENCOURAGED EVEN IN BLOWOUT

Plainview coach Chris Behrus certainly didn't like seeing his team blown out, 40-0, by Tuttle on Friday.

“That squad over there at Tuttle is unbelievably sound,” Behrus said. “Those kids were ready to play and they had us schemed up really well.”

But Behrus also took some positives away from the start.

“Our growth from week one to week two is going to be exponential,” he said. “As the game got away from us, our effort and our willingness to fight didn't and that's extremely encouraging. We're going to have a fun bunch, it's just going to take a little while to grow.”


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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by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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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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