Curtis boosts PC run game
Putnam City quarterback Caleb Lee was constantly under fire from opposing defenses during the second half of last season as teams were able to eliminate the Pirates' run game.
So coaches spent the offseason trying to bolster the rushing attack and help their QB.
The answer to PC's run problem could lie in junior Casey Curtis. As a slot receiver last year, he was arguably the team's most dangerous player with the ball in his hands.
Curtis isn't huge, but he's outplayed his size his whole life. And running back is a more comfortable position for him.
"I've been a running back since the fourth grade," he said. "I like it a lot. I just want to win."
Lee is happy to see Curtis next to him in the backfield, too.
"Casey's been working real hard this summer," Lee said. "He's really quick and he's gonna give us a good run game this year. That'll open up the pass game for us, hopefully."
Santa Fe's Kelley breaks hand
The strength of the Edmond Santa Fe football team should still be its receivers, but the Wolves took a hit as junior Tre Kelley broke his hand this weekend.
Kelley emerged in the summer as one of the top targets, excelling in various 7-on-7 events.
He was going back and forth between football and basketball and has decided to put his energy into football.
Kelley said he will be out four weeks.
Saints with a lot of talent
The biggest question for Santa Fe South will be how strong the offensive and defensive line will be, but it won't be about its skilled kids.
With quarterback Jameson Ballinger and wide receiver Abraham Luna, the Saints are able to compete with the best in Class 4A.
"I think this is going to be the best team we've put on the field," coach Jerry Braziel said. "We've got kids with a lot of experience, and we're excited."
Braziel is taking over for Mike Cartmill, who died in April. Braziel said it was tough at first, but the players and the school are trying their best to move on.
Chappell receiving interest
Guthrie's Kentrell Brothers is clearly the top recruit for the Bluejays, but he's not the only one getting looks.
Junior linebacker Landry Chappell is receiving a lot of interest from Ivy League schools, he said.
Chappell was among the state's leaders with 170 tackles and seven sacks last year.
"I'm a lot stronger than last year, and I'd love to have that opportunity," Chappell said.