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High school notebook: Edmond North's David Wright moving to linebacker

Outside linebacker is perfect for him in the Huskies’ system after spending last season at strong safety.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: August 14, 2014

Edmond North senior David Wright wants to be more active on the football field.

Outside linebacker is perfect for him in the Huskies’ system after spending last season at strong safety.

“We did man coverage last year, and last year I played down on some different calls, so it’s not completely different for me,” Wright said. “It’s a more active position for sure, and I like it a lot more.”

Wright had 53 tackles and two interceptions last season as the Huskies made the Class 6A quarterfinals.

Now, he’s hoping his move to linebacker along with Caileb Booze’s only helps Edmond North’s young defense.

“With the senior leadership we have, I think we’ll step up and help the inexperience that we have,” Wright said.


Coming off yet another deep playoff run last season, Carl Albert finds itself with some significant holes to fill at a variety of positions.

But it isn’t filling those holes that concerns coach Gary Rose the most; it’s having backups at key positions in case of injuries.

“When we put our defense out there, we’ve got nine guys who have played. But 10 of our 11 defensive starters will have to play on offense if we’re going to put our best guys out there,” Rose said. “That’s scary. There are 2A and 3A teams that don’t play that many both ways.

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by Scott Wright
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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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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