Three sophomores to watch in Tulsa area
BY MIKE BROWN World Sports Writer
Friday, September 07, 2012
9/07/12 at 6:09 AM
Tre'von Cherry, QB, East Central
Won the starting job in spring drills and had a smashing regular-season debut, throwing for 334 yards and four TDs in a 53-31 win over Del City. Head coach Bobby Klinck said the 6-foot, 180-pounder has benefited greatly working with quarterbacks coach Tyler Gooch, the former Union High and University of Tulsa quarterback. "He takes well to coaching," Klinck said. "He understands when he makes mistakes and he's always looking to correct them."
Warren Leak, RB, Broken Arrow
The 5-foot-4, 135-pounder stepped in as the second-team tailback when starter Devon Thomas missed the opener and rushed for 79 yards on 14 attempts in a 19-17 win at Owasso. "He's taking his situation seriously," coach Steve Spavital said. "He doesn't want to let the team down." Last spring, Leak was part of the Tigers' runner-up finish in the 400-meter relay at the state track meet. "Our kids call him 'Lightning Leak.' He's the fastest guy on our team," Spavital said.
J.R. Singleton, QB, Fort Gibson
The son of head coach James Singleton kicked off his second starting season by accounting for five TDs in a 40-20 win over Tahlequah. As a freshman, Singleton most frequently handed the ball to standout tailback Jake Gandara - until his role expanded. "As teams started daring us to do other things and trying to take Jake out of the offense, we challenged him to make some plays at quarterback and he did a good job (by accounting for 17 TDs)," James Singleton said.