Kingfisher's Grant Newton takes over at quarterback

No longer part of a platoon, senior leads a Class 3A favorite
by Scott Wright Published: August 25, 2012

Have you added some bulk as well?

Me and Landon were in the weight room all summer with the other guys, and I feel like I've gotten stronger and faster. I've put on a little weight, so hopefully I'll be a little stronger, and I'm excited about that.

At 6-foot-3 and nearly 200 pounds, you run hard, and you were never afraid of contact. Does that mentality change now that you're alone at quarterback?

The last two years, I've played free safety, and I probably won't be doing that this year, so I think the coaches want me to stay away from contact more than I have in the past. But I still enjoy it. I'll probably have to be a little leery. But at the same time, that's my favorite part of football, so I can't shy away from it too much, or I'll get away from who I am. But I know I have to be careful.

By Scott Wright

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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