Oklahoma City-area football notebook: Capitol Hill's Marcus Williams a big target
Capitol Hill could be on the verge of something special with tight end Marcus Williams. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound junior has already caught the eyes of a few college programs.
Capitol Hill's Williams a big target
Capitol Hill could be on the verge of something special with tight end Marcus Williams.
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The 6-foot-3, 240-pound junior has already caught the eyes of a few college programs with his strong body and soft hands.
“I really see Marcus as a big-time playmaker for us,” coach Jason Webster said. “He was an offensive tackle as a freshman. He was a little undersized, but he had tremendous heart. When we moved him to tight end, his natural position, he has been a mismatch.
“He can block defensive ends easily and in the passing game, he gets against smaller guys and can really use his power.”
Northeast's Pina takes over at QB
New Northeast coach Kenny Blair doesn't have a lot of experience to work with anywhere on the field, but he has a quarterback with a winning mentality.
Junior Shawndale Pina steps into the QB role for the Vikings, just a few months after helping Northeast to the Class 2A state basketball championship.
The 6-foot, 175-pound athlete was a starter there, and also ran track in the spring. He's joined in the backfield by another youngster, sophomore running back Elijah Bronner.
They'll be playing behind one of the few returning starters on the team, offensive lineman Nate Beller, a 6-foot, 310-pound senior.
Centennial looking to take next step
With new coach Don Willis returning to Oklahoma City after spending eight years in Texas, Centennial has its eyes on a turnaround.
Centennial has struggled to build its football program since 2007, when the school opened. But success in other sports, including back-to-back state titles in boys basketball, lead Willis to believe the school can succeed in football, too.
“When I first got the job, people kept telling me, ‘Coach, you've got a lot of talent there. You've just to get them out of the halls,'” Willis said. “The kids who are out are buying in and doing a good job, but we don't have the numbers yet.”
Willis will focus on utilizing the team's speed, with gifted athletes like Trevon Threatt, Malcolm Mitchell, Terrance Barnes and Terry Davis in a variety of roles.
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