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High school notebook: Norman North's Wade Standley looking forward to return

by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: November 20, 2012

Myers credits the big boys up front for a lot of the team's defensive success, making way for a strong linebacker unit. Colt Lack, Kaden Jackson, Cole Cameron, Mitch Henderson, Gatlin Squires and Chris Ludwig rotate in on the defensive front.

“Not only are they mainstays on the defensive line, they're some of the guys who are playing really well on our offensive line, too,” Myers said.

Kingfisher (12-0) gave up only six points in district play, rolling through its final seven games of the regular season. There were questions about how good Kingfisher really was, considering it hadn't been tested much.

But last week's 35-14 win over Tuttle answered the critics.

“I was one of the guys who was up in the air, asking ‘How good are we?'” Myers said. “We showed up against Tuttle. We allowed 13 rushing yards, and that's what they do best.”


Stroud coach Chris Elerick thinks his Tigers will have to play their best game of the season to defeat Oklahoma Christian School on Friday night in the Class 2A quarterfinals.

“It's not a secret how good these guys are,” Elerick said. “A team like OCS, we are going to have to play a perfect game: no dropped passes, no stupid penalties, no turnovers, no busted assignments, no missed tackles.

“We will have to make them earn everything. We can't help them out at all. They are too good to give opportunities to.”

Elerick is impressed with Saints quarterback Austin Brooks and 6-2 senior receiver Blake Barnes, who has 41 receptions for 863 yards and 19 touchdowns this season.

Running back/receiver Garrett Kilborn is another weapon on offense with 15 touchdowns rushing and receiving this season.

Meanwhile, OCS coach Derek Turner heaps as much praise on Stroud.

“They are just loaded,” Turner said of Stroud. “They are a great football team. Very strong defensively and they will power the ball. They are a great running team, but they can also throw it.

“If you are going to go all the way through (the playoffs), you are going to have to do both.”

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
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 Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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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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