High schools: Edmond Memorial sophomore running back Warren Wand is Oklahoman's Player of the Week

Wand stands just 5-foot-6, but he's leaving tacklers grasping for air. He accounted for 383 of the Bulldogs' 476 total yards offense in win vs. Choctaw.
by Ed Godfrey Published: October 15, 2012
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photo - Edmond Memorial quarterback Warren Wand (6) carries the ball for a touchdown during a high school football game between Edmond Memorial and Deer Creek at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Edmond Memorial quarterback Warren Wand (6) carries the ball for a touchdown during a high school football game between Edmond Memorial and Deer Creek at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Wand has rushed for at least 100 yards in every game this season and often leaves would-be tacklers grabbing nothing but air.

“He is a real slippery guy,” Edmond North linebacker Brock Byford said of Wand. “He has real good balance, and if you don't wrap him up, he is eighty-eight and out the gate.”

Merideth said he didn't realize just how impressive Wand was on Friday night until watching the game film.

“Then I kind of realized, man, that was an unbelievable performance, not only by Warren, but our whole offense,” Merideth said. “Our offensive line the last two weeks has really stepped up and improved and opened some pretty big holes for him.”

In addition to his elusiveness and 4.49 speed in the 40, Wand also is one of the five strongest players on the Bulldogs, Merideth said.

“He has got great make you miss ability, but if he has to put his shoulder down and run through you, he can,” Merideth said.

College recruiters haven't started contacting Wand yet, but it's just a matter of time, Merideth said.

“That will change, I'm sure, very quickly,” he said. “As long as he keeps working as he is now, he definitely has the talent and ability (to be a Division I player). The opportunity should be there for him when he gets to be a senior.”

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by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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