High school scrimmage notebook: Del City defense dominates Carl Albert

The unit limited star quarterback Stevie Thompson to 2 for 8 passing and held the Titans' rushing attack in check most of the night.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh and Stephanie Kuzydym and Trent Shadid Published: August 23, 2013

The Eagles' defense was impressive on Friday night, shutting out Carl Albert.


The unit limited star quarterback Stevie Thompson to 2 for 8 passing and held the Titans' rushing attack in check most of the night.


“They did what we wanted them to do,” said coach Nick Warehime. “We wanted them to play fast. We we're able to close holes quickly. We have good team speed on defense and great coaches.”


Edmond North senior receiver Luke Rossi doesn't have a preference at quarterback for the Huskies.

He caught passes from both Stephen McClernon and Branden Moore on Friday, scoring both touchdowns for the Huskies.

“I feel like this year we've been able to open the offense more,” Rossi said. “Coach (Scott) Burger, he knows a lot about defenses, so whenever he sees something he's really good about getting what we need to do in.

“I think a lot of it's just coming to me and they made some passes out there that were just ridiculous.”


Edmond Memorial coach Justin Merideth felt that linebacker Jake Mammen was a leader for the Bulldogs. He helped force a fumble, pressure Moore's quarterback and, per Merideth, prepare his teammates for the play.

“He's kind of mentally the guy on defense,” Merideth said. “He's somebody that we're counting on to make sure that we're lined up.”



Moore purposefully chose to not air out their quarterback's arm much Friday.

“We tried to be pretty vanilla tonight,” Moore coach Todd Watters said.

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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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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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by Stephanie Kuzydym
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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by Trent Shadid
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Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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