Here's a look at how some high school stars performed in scrimmages Friday night.
Deondre Clark, Douglass
Everyone knows what Clark can do at defensive end, after his 22-sack season of a year ago. But the LSU commit is ready to provide some offense for Douglass.
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound senior caught a pass, and entered the game at tailback in red-zone situations, pounding his way in for two touchdowns.
“We've moved him around his whole career, so it's nothing new to him,” Douglass coach Willis Alexander said. “We're gonna continue doing that and try to put our team in the best situation to win.”
Stevie Thompson, Carl Albert
Thompson, The Oklahoman's All-State quarterback last season, had a quiet night due to a tough Del City defense and limited playing time.
The dual threat talent connected on just two of his eight pass attempts, and wasn't able to display his running ability with a quick whistle stopping several plays early.
“I didn't play much because they're just trying to keep me fully healthy,” Thompson said.
The senior says he expects to use his arm more this season than in the past.
“We're look at throwing it a lot more this year,” he said. “We have a great tight end (Trenton Ball) and a good receiver (Dillon Lohr) so we're looking to use them.”
Coach Gary Rose added jokingly, “We're going to throw it 60 times a game.”
Kai Callins, Guthrie
Guthrie's first three offensive plays went to Callins, either as a receiver or running back. On the first, a quick pass to him in the flat, he made a quick cut to get past the cornerback, showing that his surgically repaired knee looks to be back to full health.
He added a long rush, which he followed with a touchdown run, later in the scrimmage.
“I gained 15 pounds since my injury. I've gotten faster, more explosive,” said Callins, who tore his ACL in Week 1 last season. “I don't even think about my knee. The only thing that brings it back is when my knee brace slides around. That's the only thing that even reminds me that I got hurt.”
Jalen Adams, Southmoore
Adams was only targeted a few times, including the first play of the scrimmage against Edmond North.
He caught just one pass, but was far from discouraged.
“They tried to press me a little bit, but we're doing a good job,” he said. “We're doing a good job. We're not fully ready yet, but we'll get there.
“It's not about me getting the ball. It's about our team getting better.”
Warren Wand, Edmond Memorial
When Wand touched the ball on the first play of the second run-through for the first offense, he didn't stop for 65 yards. Three plays later, he capped the drive with a touchdown. When Wand found a gap, he found open green space, usually for more than 20 yards.
“Warren had a lot of big plays,” Edmond Memorial coach Justin Merideth said.
But Merideth was frustrated with his team's play and their lack of consistent quality practices during the week.
“At the end of the day, Warren is only going to go as far as his o-line leads him,” Merideth said. “He knows that and we know that and I think our o-line knows that. We've got to do better. We've got to do better as a team. Give a lot of credit to Moore. They played really, really hard and did a really good job.”
Anthony Mason, Del City
The 5-foot-5 running back, who is already Del City's all-time leading rusher, finished with 48 yards on nine carries and a touchdown.
“I think I played pretty well tonight, and the offensive line did a great job,” Mason said. “I'm just happy with how we competed all the way around as a team.”
The senior showed off his ability to burst through the line with five of his nine carries going for at least 7 yards.
Ryan Lujan, Moore
Moore quarterback Jordan Bernhardy is going to get the ball to tailback Ryan Lujan any way he can.
And the Lions expect that Lujan is going to run, and sometimes even catch passes, for big yards.
“He runs like a bull,” Moore coach Todd Watters said. “He never fumbles. ... He just runs so hard. He runs the way he works.
“He's just so consistent and dependable. He's our money man.”