With four returning players from the team that brought Edmond North its sixth consecutive Class 6A team state championship, it's easy to pencil in the Huskies as the favorites to win No. 7.
State runner-up and Oklahoma signee Austen Fuller, along with fellow seniors Alec Heinen — who signed with Wichita State — and Caleb Myers lead the way, but a trio of freshmen are ready to battle with Eli Armstrong for the final two spots.
Nick Heinen, Sam Humphreys and Hayden Wood have been impressive during early qualifying rounds for coach Jeff Doherty's squad.
“This might be the deepest freshman class we've had, including Kevin Tway's class,” the coach said. “Will they be the best class? You don't know that. But I don't think being freshmen is going to matter to them when they get on the course. I don't think they'll be nervous at all.”
NO HOOPS FOR MOORE
Taylor Moore's sophomore season got off to a slow start. The Edmond Memorial golfer suffered a wrist injury during basketball season before rebounding to win the 6A individual golf title.
For his junior year, Moore decided to stay off the hardwood as he tries to repeat as state champ. He finished last season by winning the conference, regional and state tournaments.
“No basketball this year,” Moore said with a laugh. “I've been in the weight room since November.
“I put a lot of pressure on myself to win, so I wouldn't say that there's any added pressure. We feel we can be good as a team. We have all five back and we understand that it's not just one person who is going to help us win.”
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