DEFENSE LEADING THE WAY FOR DOUGLASS
While the offense has been up and down to start the season, the Douglass defense has been on top of its game, especially in last Friday's 14-0 win at Glenpool. The Trojans allowed only 69 rushing yards to the run-heavy Warriors and dominated the line of scrimmage.
The Trojans have allowed 27 points total the last four weeks, all victories, with strong play at all three levels. Deondre Clark and Johnny Jones have powered the line, with Chris High anchoring a banged-up linebacker unit. Terry Harris and Anthony Williams have been strong in the secondary, with Williams picking off five passes.
After giving up 42 total points in two losses to start the season, Douglass has gelled after some position changes.
“Everybody's in their right position and we understand what we've got to do,” said High, also the team's top running back with 766 yards on just 70 carries. “Everybody's locking down at their position and doing their job.”
NO FAVORITE IN 6A GIRLS
The race for the 6A girls' individual state cross country crown is wide open after Friday's pre-state meet at Edmond Santa Fe High School.
Kyra Fuller of Mustang won the meet, defeating her teammate and defending state champion Emily Helms, who finished second.
Helms and Jaci Smith of Edmond North, who finished fourth in Edmond, had been trading victories all season.
Add to the mix Abby Hoover of Sapulpa, who finished ahead of all three at the Cowboy Jamboree the previous week and was third Friday at the pre-state meet, and the state championship is anybody's race.
“There are about seven girls who have the times that could win it,” Mustang coach Mike McGarry said. “There is not going to be one clear-cut favorite going into state.”
The 6A state cross country meet is Oct. 27 at Edmond Santa Fe.