Casady opens its football season Friday at home against Southwest Preparatory Conference foe Holland Hall.
Last season, the Cyclones went 5-5, missing the playoffs in favor of Holland Hall after losing the regular-season matchup 41-18.
Casady returns a strong cast this season, including Oklahoma commitment Josh Wariboko-Alali, a 6-foot-3, 310-pound junior offensive lineman.
ST. MARY OFFENSE LOOKING TO IMPROVE
Mount St. Mary coach Chris Stiles wants to see better ball security this week against Newcastle after the Rockets struggled in last week's scrimmage against Oklahoma Christian School.
“Offensively they gave us a lot of looks and a lot of stunts and blitzes, and I'm glad we saw all of that,” Stiles said. “It helps us, but we were certainly challenged in moving the football and had some turnovers. But all in all, everything is correctable and we expect to see great improvement this week.”
Stiles said he was pleased with the defense, particularly defensive linemen Jesse Turner and Josh Maddox.
But the focus this week will remain on improving the offense.
“Running the flexbone and running the triple-option offense, it's execution, it's timing, it's repetition,” Stiles said. “We just keep doing what we do. We do very few things, but we've got to do them very well.”
QB BATTLE ON AT WESTMOORE
The quarterback battle at Westmoore between Devon Navarro and Bryson Lee is still underway.
Westmoore coach Billy Langford said one quarterback has pulled in front of the other during practice, but he has yet to make any decision until after the Jaguars scrimmage at Mustang on Thursday.
OU basketball offers Mustang's Long, Meyer
The Oklahoma basketball program is looking to the future with a pair of recent scholarship offers.
The Sooners offered a pair of Mustang sophomores, 6-foot-4 point guard Jakolby Long and 6-foot-8 forward Austin Meyer, during OU's alumni weekend festivities in Norman, according to Mustang coach Terry Long.
Both players have begun to attract attention from multiple programs after strong performances on the AAU circuit over the summer. The offer is Long's second, along with Wichita State, and it is Meyer's first.
WELLSTON EXPECTS TURNAROUND SEASON
After winning just five games the past seven years, including going 1-9 in Class 2A last season, Wellston is making changes.
Coach Fred Peery says everything from the Tigers' style of play to their uniforms will be new and improved this season.
“I think this will be one of the best seasons we've had around here in a long time,” Peery said. “We're changing some stuff around here. We're doing some different things offensively, but trying to keep a lot under wraps. And we've got some new uniforms that are going to have us as one of the best looking teams out there.”
The Tigers return eight starters on offense and seven on defense — including junior running back/linebacker Christopher Murphy, who is expected to play a major role on both sides of the ball.
“Our expectation is to make the playoffs and go from there,” Peery said. “If we don't, most of our kids will be disappointed. They've put the time and work in to have that expectation. We haven't been this excited around here in a long time.”