“We're making gains, but we still have a long ways to go on the offensive line and a lot of improvement to make, but they're getting there, Watters said.”
Watters said what he was most pleased with on the scrimmage was how his team faced adversity.
WAREHIME THINKS DEL CITY EVEN BETTER THIS WEEK
Del City really impressed last week against Class 5A defending champion Carl Albert.
But coach Nick Warehime was even more impressed with his team Thursday night at Edmond Memorial.
“I think we were better this week than we were a week ago,” he said. “There's no doubt.”
The Eagles' defense was again solid, only allowing a few big plays, which included a 65-yard TD run by speedy running back Warren Wand.
“For the majority of the time, I thought they played really good defense,” Warehime said. “They hit some plays and their good running back got loose; we didn't maintain leverage on that play and they made a good play. I thought we played pretty good.”
SIMMS SOLID AT QB FOR JONES
The Jones Longhorns received solid production at quarterback from sophomore Clayton Simms on Thursday night.
Simms, who is replacing current Norman North quarterback David Cornwell, made plays with his arm and legs while leading three touchdown drives against Bethany and Harrah.
“He's young, but he's got the potential to really be a solid quarterback,” said coach Dave Martin. “He's throws the ball well, and now he's focusing on making the right reads. He's got a great run game to help him this year, so it's one of those things where the guys around him are going to take a little pressure off him. We've been pleased with how he's managed it so far.”
HARRAH BASKETBALL STAR SHOWS WR ABILITY
Harrah coach Phil Webb expressed excitement over basketball star Collin Jennings coming out for the football team this season.
On Thursday night, the receiver showed what the excitement was all about — hauling in a 60-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kostner Ingram.
The score, in which Jennings leapt over the cornerback to make a juggling catch, was the only touchdown surrendered by the Jones defense on the night.
“We got (Jennings) out this year, and he's been a great athlete for us,” Webb said. “He's always been a basketball gym rat. We knew he had a lot of talent, so we we're glad to get him out this year. He's been an asset for us obviously.”
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