High school notes: PC West expanding offense; Alex Crislip breaks ankle
PC West expanding offense
With several returning starters on offense, Putnam City West is looking to broaden the playbook during the preseason, and hopefully work at a faster pace.
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With quarterback Ray Young and a solid group of receivers, including Tevin Berry, Anthony Thomas and Ryan Cooper, the Pats can work on adding to the offense instead of spending most of their time teaching.
"The base is in offensively, and we hope to add," head coach John Jensen said. "We've never been to the point where we can add stuff this early. I hope we're adding some wrinkles, some tricks, some fun stuff."
Running back could be a position of strength for Jensen, with Corey Thomas, Hassian Williams and D.J. Barnett at the forefront, and there's an opportunity for other players to get involved.
Corey Thomas is working his way back from a torn ACL suffered midway through the 2009 season.
"Rehab was a struggle. It was hard," he said. "But it was something I really had to get through to get ready for the season, so I can do what I want to do — trying to get a championship and help my team win.
"(The injury) brought more hunger into my system. I'm more hungry than I was. Things happen for a reason."
Memorial DE Crislip breaks leg
In less than an hour into its first practice, Edmond Memorial was already having to scramble.
Defensive end Alex Crislip, slated to be a starter, broke his leg during special teams drills.
"That second hour (of the first day) was tough, but we've rallied around him and rallied around his replacement, Will Hale," running back Cale Olbert said.
Olbert also had to battle some problems of his own. He wasn't able to participate in any 7-on-7 camps this summer because of a broken hand. Olbert said his hand is 100 percent now.
Shanbour back for Irish
Bishop McGuinness junior Quinn Shanbour earned the starting nod at quarterback last season in a three-man battle.
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