At tight end last year, Trey Wormington was one of Norman North's most effective blockers.
So this season, Wormington is moving down to tackle.
“We have high hopes for him there,” Timberwolves coach Wade Standley said. “He just has really good feet. He'll still play some at tight end still, but we needed a guy that could protect the pass rush on the blind side.”
Who the 6-foot-7 Wormington will be blocking for is yet to be seen.
Both Peyton Gavras and Channing Meyer saw time as the starting quarterback last year as juniors, and Standley said both were neck and neck following a Saturday intersquad scrimmage.
SOUTHMOORE'S EDWARDS COMMITS TO ARKANSAS
Southmoore multi-sport standout Tre Edwards knew his future likely was in baseball.
Over the weekend, Edwards decided to make his choice official, committing to Arkansas baseball.
The Razorbacks have recruited heavily in the area recently, with Deer Creek's Brian Anderson and Isaac Hellbusch and Edmond Santa Fe's Conor Costello currently at the school.
YUKON'S DENNEY ADDED TO ALL-AMERICAN TEAM
Yukon catcher Jonathan Denney was recently added to the roster for Saturday's Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field.
Denney will play for the American team. Jenks' Thomas Hatch will play for the National team.
The four-day event includes a workout for Major League Baseball representatives and a home run derby in addition to Saturday's game.
Edmond Santa Fe's Ty Hensley played in last year's game.
STILLWATER TO BE TESTED EARLY
Stillwater is going to make its longest regular season road trip in recent history for its Aug. 31 opener at McAlester.
“I don't know if we've ever played McAlester,” Stillwater coach Tucker Barnard said. “That is going to be quite a road trip. We will see how we react with that long bus ride and in the heat.”
Both schools needed a game on that date but couldn't find opponents closer to home, Barnard said.
The Pioneers were 8-3 last season but lost 17 starters to graduation. In addition to Class 5A power McAlester, a young Stillwater squad also must face Midwest City and Mustang in the first three weeks of the season.
“We are going to have plenty of adversity early on to learn from,” Barnard said.
EDMOND NORTH'S HUMPHREYS, DEER CREEK'S FOLSOM WIN
TEdmond North junior Sam Humphreys made a strong impression in his first Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour event of the season, opening with a round of 63 on his way to winning the Trosper Challenge on Sunday.
Humphreys' second-round 72 was good for a 5-under-par 135 total and just enough to hold off a fierce rally from Weatherford's Quade Cummins (136) and Edmond Santa Fe's Drew Ison (137).
In the girls' tournament, Deer Creek's Emily Folsom shot a final-round 67 for a 141 total to come from behind for a two-stroke win over Antler teammate Caroline Goodin.
Reigning Class 6A champion Allison Sell of Edmond North and Durant's Sydney Youngblood tied for third at 149.
MILLWOOD'S LAMBETH STRONGER FOR JUNIOR YEAR
One glimpse of Millwood linebacker Larry Lambeth and you can tell he's ready to wreak havoc on Class 2A ball-carriers.
A starting linebacker since he was a freshman, Lambeth is in the best condition of his career at a rock-solid 235 pounds.
In order to get the best defensive players on the field, Lambeth could play outside linebacker at times, rather than his customary middle spot.
“We want to make sure we've got everybody that's good at a spot they can play,” Lambeth said. “Outside linebacker is new to me, but I'm working hard to learn it. I've been coming out here with (starting cornerback) Cameron Batson working on pass coverage. Just doing whatever it takes to get it done.”