South OKC metro notebook: Excitement increasing at Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill will primarily be fueled by a pair of two-way players, tight end-defensive end Marcus Williams and wide receiver-cornerback Denny Do.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh and Stephanie Kuzydym and Trent Shadid Published: August 30, 2013
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The Bulldogs are coming off an 11-2 season, and enter the season as the coaches' pick to finish second behind Wynnewood in District A-5.

“We know we have to get a lot better to be able to compete in our district,” Sharp said. “But we feel good about it. We're looking forward to getting our there, and getting it going.”

 

DIBBLE WILL RELY ON JEVONS AGAIN

Dibble coach J.R. Conrad doesn't mince words when he talks about running back/linebacker Tazden Jevons, calling him the best player in school history.

Hard to argue his point, with Jevons coming off a season in which he rushed for over 2,000 yards and 33 touchdowns.

The 220-pound senior also anchors the defense at linebacker, while Braeden James picked off seven passes at free safety.

James, a junior, will be under center for Dibble, and Nick Hearon returns at fullback, where he pounded his way in for seven touchdowns last season.

BRIDGE CREEK'S FATHER-SON HANDOFF

This would be Jerry Wallis' 10th year as Bridge Creek's football coach.

Instead, after nine years watching from the sideline, Greg Wallis will take over the position for his father.

This is Greg Wallis' first head coaching gig. He was previously the Bobcats' defensive coordinator. Jerry Wallis is now the athletic director for Bridge Creek.

Yet the younger Wallis is definitely planning on implementing what he learned from his father into his new program.

“Hard work, perseverance, staying the course,” Greg Wallis said. “He taught me there are no shortcuts to running a successful program.”

EXTRA POINTS

* Noble must replace running back Jimmy Wood, one of the top backs in 5A last year, who led the Bears to a 5-5 season.

* Lexington coach Jeff Hall has high expectations for Jeron Hamm this season. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound receiver/defensive back has been a highly productive two-year starter who averaged 16 yards per touch last season.

*Jake Sheppard might only be a sophomore, but he'll be the focal point of the Little Axe offense this fall after starting as a freshman. The speedster qualified for the state track meet in the 200 meters last spring.

*Community Christian will lean heavily on 6-foot-3, 205-pound senior receiver Matt Borgerding in the passing game this season while sorting through a quarterback battle between junior JJ Cortez and sophomore Haddon McIntosh. Borgerding caught 22 passes for 381 yards and four TDs last season.

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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 Stephanie Kuzydym
Reporter
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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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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