High school football: Catching up with ...
BY BARRY LEWIS World Sports Writer
Friday, September 02, 2011
9/02/11 at 6:10 AM
Senior safety Josh McGlothlin and junior wideout Andrew Pence have impressed coach Loren Montgomery during fall practice. So has returning starting quarterback T.J. Eckert. "He's a little bigger and a little stronger this year," Montgomery said. "And he is such a good leader, you just want to follow him."
It appears that Jenks' starting quarterback will not be known until the team's first offensive snap on Friday. Hunter Collins, Kyle Alexander and Derek Brumble are vying for the job. Brumble has been slowed in the past week with a sore shoulder. "Ask me about 7:29 on Friday night," Jenks coach Allan Trimble said about who will start. Trimble added Collins and Alexander will both see playing time and so will Brumble if he's able to play.
The Ponies look to build on the progress of last year's 3-7 record after going winless the two previous seasons. "That gave us a lot of momentum," said coach Kelly Anderson. Kellyville can give opponents problems with its passing combination of quarterback Corey Wheeler and wideout Johnathon Buckley, who had 39 catches and eight TDs last year. "Johnathon had a fantastic year and Corey is starting to figure it all out on offense." Kellyville visits 3A No. 9 Beggs on Friday.
Kiefer junior defensive end Carlos Capehart (formerly Lozoya) was one of the state's sack leaders with 22 last year. In 2011, he has a bigger goal. "I'm going for 30 sacks," Capehart said. Top-ranked Kiefer hosts No. 4 Caddo in a Class B showdown on Friday.
A player to watch is senior safety James Richardson, who keyed the Roughers' 3-0 scrimmage win over Bixby last Friday. Richardson came up with three takeaways - two interceptions and a fumble recovery. Muskogee, with new coach Josh Blankenship, opens at Sand Springs on Friday.
Bixby quarterback T.J. Eckert has been impressive to coach Loren Montgomery in practice. MICHAEL WYKE / Tulsa World file