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High schools: State to be part of 'Play 4Kay' cancer fundraising effort

The Oklahoma Play 4Kay initiative works with high schools and middle schools across the state with a goal of raising $214,000 by Feb. 14.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid Published: September 1, 2013
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“It's huge because you can't just cover one guy,” CHA coach John Merrell said. “Of course, our offense pretty much doesn't predicate that anyway; you're throwing to the people based on what the defense has done. If he's done a good job on the pre-snap reads, most of the time if people don't move, he knows who he's supposed to throw to, and the good thing is we've got confidence in whoever that is.”

Sosa is primed for a big season, Merrell said. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior caught 10 passes for 91 yards and a TD last season, but has looked strong in the preseason.

WARIBOKO-ALALI DEALING WITH HAMSTRING

Casady lineman and Oklahoma commitment Josh Wariboko-Alali made his presence known Friday night in the Cyclones' 27-21 victory against Holland Hall by blocking two extra points.

But there were times he missed entire series while dealing with a bothersome hamstring.

“I played all right, it's just I've got to get 100 percent with my hamstring,” Wariboko-Alali said. “I don't think I played bad, but I think I was a little bit sloppy.”

Casady was noticeably without Wariboko-Alali on its first touchdown drive, a 96-yarder late in the first half.

But later in the third quarter, the Cyclones were also without him and they went three-and-out while losing 15 yards.

“Just trying to keep him fresh,” Casady coach Koby Scoville said. “He was not in perfect first-game shape; we've just go to keep him moving.”

Casady also failed to run the ball with any success Friday, totaling minus-24 yards on 23 carries. That was a concern entering the game and will remain one this week against Heritage Hall in the Polo Bowl.

“We knew that was our weakness,” Scoville said. “We'll have to improve that if we want to be a well-rounded contender for the championship.”

by Scott Wright
Reporter
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
Reporter
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 Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
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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