Oologah looks to offensive line as anchor
BY MARK COOPER World Sports Writer
Thursday, May 24, 2012
5/24/12 at 6:38 AM
Two weeks of dejection caused a season of disappointment. Oologah fell by one point to Claremore and Skiatook to begin last season and trudged its way to a 4-6 record, just one year after going 10-2.
"It's one of those seasons where we didn't have a lot of things go our way," coach Brandon Craig said.
After losing 17 seniors last year, the inexperienced Mustangs were slightly disheartened by the season's rough beginning, but expectations remain high this spring. Craig is especially excited about Oologah's meaty offensive line.
"We're really going to hang our hat on them and try to run the football," he said.
The offensive line is led by 6-foot-4, 290-pound Sam Noble, who Craig said is being recruited by a lot of Big 12 schools. The Mustangs also have 300-pound Aaron Thompson and 6-foot-3, 285-pound Tyler Base.
Oologah has also used this spring to try to shore up a defense that allowed 27.9 points per game. Linebacker Kole Koenig, who led the Mustangs in tackles, is the leader. Craig proclaimed him the toughest player on the squad.
"We got some good kids coming back on defense up the middle," Craig said, "so we'll try to establish a solid defense up the middle and prevent the run."
Original Print Headline: Oologah looks to O-line as anchor