Noodling accident takes out Noble QB
A noodling accident late this summer will keep Noble quarterback Dakota Boxwell from taking snaps for a few weeks.
Right now, the Bears have 5-foot-9, 160-pound senior backup Cory Jennings as a replacement. Jennings started in the eight-team Top of the World scrimmage in Norman on Friday, receiving high praise from coach Steve Barrett for how he has handled the situation.
Boxwell injured a ligament in his hand while noodling and is unable to take snaps, though he can play receiver. He could return to quarterback in time for district play at the end of the month.
HEINEN SHOOTS 62 TO WIN AT CONRAD
With eight birdies over the last 12 holes, Edmond North senior and Oklahoma State commit Nick Heinen shot a final-round 62 (-10) to win the OJGT John Conrad Labor Day Classic Monday in Midwest City.
Heinen's 131 total was good for a five-stroke victory over Alexander Hughes of Tulsa. Heinen carded 10 birdies and eight pars on the day.
Kaitlin Milligan of Norman defeated Durant's Sydney Youngblood in a playoff to win the girls competition. Each player finished with a two-day total of 146.
Poteau's Ryan Ward shot a 150 total to win the boys 12-14 age division.
MUSTANG SOLID AT RECEIVER
The Mustang offense was on point most of the night last Thursday in its final tuneup for Canadian County Bedlam vs. Yukon this week.
The Broncos appeared particularly solid at receiver, where three players made big touchdown catches.
Joey Snodgrass outran the entire Lawton MacArthur secondary for a long score. Colton Hadlock stretched to barely make it in the corner of the end zone, and David Parker made a tough grab against tight defense for a third TD in Mustang's 20-14 half-game win.
“Only Colton and Joey have significant varsity experience, but I've said all along that we really like that position group,” coach Jeremy Dombek said. “Offensively, we're maybe a little further along than what we expected.”
MAMMEN AIMING TO IMPROVE PASS COVERAGE
Edmond Memorial senior Jake Mammen wants to see improvement on his pass-coverage ability.
The linebacker felt he did well against Del City's rushing attack and star running back Anthony Mason during Friday's scrimmage, but he also felt like he made too many mistakes in coverage.
“I was more focused on getting my team pumped up and ready to go and keeping their heads up,” he said. “At the same time, I need to make sure I'm focusing on the reads that I have to make. When it comes to running, I know I can stop it. But when it comes to passing, I know I need to improve a little bit.”
All three of Del City's TDs came through the air.
But Memorial coach Justin Merideth was impressed with his front seven leading into Friday's Edlam matchup against Edmond North.
“We feel like our front seven should be much, much better than it's been the last couple of years,” he said. “We just got some guys that are more experienced now, finally. They did a lot of good things.”
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH AND STEPHANIE KUZYDYM