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High school notebook: Southmoore's Kendal Thompson improving

Published: September 23, 2010
"We've got to practice a lot harder.

"We have seven seniors, and we have a lot of freshmen, so we've got to help them out and get them ready.”

Antlers moving forward
The Deer Creek coaching staff had all weekend to start implementing some tweaks to their offensive packages without running back Colten Sander.

Coach Grant Gower said he is confident the team is going to be able to recover despite suffering the big loss. Sander tore his ACL last Friday.

"It's like I've said before, we've got more bullets in the gun this year,” Gower said. "Colten's a great kid. We have a lot of great kids on this team.”

Quarterback Alex Christensen, who is just as big a threat with his legs as he is with his arm, will continue to play a huge role.

The Antlers are involved in one of the biggest games of the week at Guthrie on Friday.

"This is a typical Guthrie team,” Gower said. "We know it's a big game, but these are the games you want to be a part of.”

Bartlett named Lawton QB
Lawton football coach Randy Breeze named Brandon Bartlett the starting quarterback Wednesday.

"I don't like the two-quarterback system, and this was a good competition,” Breeze said.

Bartlett was competing against Kyle Fultz. Fultz is the team's starting tight end and a backup on the defensive line.

The Wolverines suffered a huge blow when quarterback Cody Miller tore his ACL and meniscus in Friday's win.

"I was worried about the team being down, but they've been real mature,” Breeze said. "The character of these kids is incredible.”

Lawton (3-0) hosts Mustang (2-1) at Cameron Stadium on Friday.

Warner commits to FIU
It came down to two schools for Dylan Warner: Wyoming and Florida International.

After taking official visits to both, the Lawton MacArthur quarterback announced he is committing to Florida International, he told earlier this week.

Warner is one of the most highly touted quarterbacks in the state and said FIU recruiting him as a quarterback was a major reason for his decision.

Lawton Mac hosts Ardmore on Thursday.

Labarthe wins first tourney
Former Heritage Hall tennis star Julie Labarthe has continued her strong performances in college.

Labarthe, a freshman at Quinnipiac, was named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week for the second time.

She won the first four singles matches of her career, including a 6-0, 6-0 win in the final to earn the Quinnipiac Invitational Flight B title. She is 10-1 in singles and doubles matches this season.

By Robert Przybylo,

Scott Wright and Justin Hite

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