High school notebook: El Reno deep at tailback

New El Reno football coach Wes Brower knows he has plenty of options at the tailback position. He plans to use four, led by senior Cal Baker, who injured his knee in the second game last year and was lost for the season.
by Ed Godfrey and Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid Published: August 27, 2014
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New El Reno football coach Wes Brower knows he has plenty of options at the tailback position.

He plans to use four, led by senior Cal Baker, who injured his knee in the second game last year and was lost for the season.

“That was a big loss for us last year,” Brower said. “It is a huge boost having him back this year. We are expecting big things out of him on both sides of the ball, but mainly on defense.”

Baker also is the starting safety for the Indians and the quarterback of the secondary, Brower said.

“He gets everybody lined up right,” Brower said. “He is very smart and does a great job of running our defense.”

Sophomores Hunter Baker and Nate Patterson will share time in the backfield with Cal Baker as will scatback Tavian Curry, who will provide a change of pace from the power game.

“He has really good speed and cuts well,” Brower said of Curry. “Hopefully we can keep some fresh legs in the backfield.”

OKCPS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR TO BE HONORED

Oklahoma City Public Schools athletic director Keith Sinor will receive the Humanitarian Award from the Youth for Christ South Oklahoma City at their annual Life Lines fall banquet and silent auction for his efforts throughout the OKC school system.

The event will be held Sept. 16 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The fundraising event is designed to recognize the supporters and organizations whose contributions help YFC-South OKC.

For more information about the event, visit www.yfcsouthokc.org.

NORMAN NORTH’S HOGAN BUILDING ON VERSATILITY

Norman North’s Quan Hogan shined as a do-everything running back in his sophomore season a year ago.

Hogan rushed for 1,003 yards and caught 69 passes for 830 yards with 17 total touchdowns as a key part of a Timberwolves offense that averaged over 40 points per game.

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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 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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by Jacob Unruh
Reporter
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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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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