Yukon hopes to help out its defense

Millers' defense played 80 snaps last week, faces tough test against Edmond Santa Fe on Thursday.
by Scott Wright Published: September 10, 2013

— Yukon coach Todd Wilson was pleased with what he saw from his defense in last Friday's 19-16 overtime win at Mustang.

He just doesn't want to have to see it so often.

“Our defense played 80 snaps,” Wilson said. “That's too many. We've got to get more three-and-outs, cause more turnovers. We can't have our defense out there that long.”

Holding a talented Mustang offense to 16 points was a good start for the Millers, but the chore gets tougher with No. 4 Edmond Santa Fe up next on Thursday night at Central Oklahoma's Wantland Stadium.

Santa Fe quarterback Justice Hansen, verbally committed to Oklahoma, will be back in action after sitting out last week's season opener with a hamstring injury. His return changes the dynamic of the Wolves' offense, which had little threat of the pass last week.

“They're really athletic with a good quarterback and a couple good running backs,” senior linebacker Josh Bedell said. “We've got to tackle well. We've got some good tacklers and we can gang-tackle, so we're gonna have to do that if we want to win.”

Maintaining the aggressive nature that helped the Millers in the second half against Mustang will be key against the Wolves.

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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