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

Third-year head coach Jason Webster noticed a lot more excitement around Capitol Hill football than there was this time last year.

The Redskins will primarily be fueled by a pair of two-way players, tight end-defensive end Marcus Williams and wide receiver-cornerback Denny Do.

Look to running back-linebacker Travaughn Jones to receive a majority of the carries.

“We'll look to those three skill guys in as many different sets and different ways as we can,” Webster said.

NEWCASTLE ADJUSTING TO NEW SYSTEM

Newcastle coach Keith Bolles has been impressed with how his players have adjusted to an entirely new system.

The Racers have switched to a 4-3 defense and with new offensive coordinator Scott O'Hare have embraced the multiple spread formation.

“I think it's progressing real well,” Bolles said. “The kids have really bought into to what we're doing and have shown a great growth in the last couple of months.”

Newcastle went 4-7 last season, but played most of the season without quarterback Casey Freeman. Bolles said Freeman, now a junior, is healthy entering the season.

 

PAULS VALLEY RETURNS 3 DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Pauls Valley is keyed on stopping the run with three returning starters on the defensive line under first-year coach Bill Green.

The Panthers return seniors Braedon Carter and Colten Wimberly along with junior Ty Jordan up front.

Carter recorded 31 tackles and three sacks last season. Wimberly, a three-year starter, had 26 tackles and two sacks last season.

WAYNE RUNNING GAME LOADED

Lead by senior running back Louden Johnson, Wayne will rely on its power running game offensively.

“Louden is a kid that people love to be around,” said coach Brandon Sharp. “For as talented as he is, he's extremely humble. I think that helps our team with the younger guys looking up to him and enjoying being around him.”

Johnson, who rushed for over 1,500 yards last season, will share the backfield with returning starter Nathan Breuhl at fullback. The tandem will be running behind an experienced offensive line, lead by seniors Caleb Osborne and Alex Cheatwood.

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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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