High school football: Catching up with ...
BY ZAK PATTERSON World Sports Writer
Friday, September 14, 2012
9/14/12 at 2:41 AM
Berryhill is 2-0, but coach Pat Harper is not completely satisfied. "We've had too many simple mistakes, and turned the ball over too much. We're looking for some consistency," said Harper. In the game Friday against 0-2 Kellyville, Harper is looking for a solid all-around performance. "We won't take them for granted," said Harper.
At 0-2, the Comets are struggling. They lost nine offensive starters, including the entire line, from last season's team. They will face Coweta in their last nondistrict game on Friday. "We're just making too many mistakes," said coach J.J. Tappana. "I think we'll have a chance to win our district, but we have to iron out the mistakes." Senior quarterback Brady Goforth made his first start of the season last week after being sidelined with a hip injury.
Foyil (1-1) will visit Class 2A No. 6 Adair on Friday. Foyil coach Wade Couch recognizes it will be a tough test after a 14-7 win over Chelsea last week. "Adair will be the best team we've played. We have a shot to win, but we'll have to play very well," Couch said. "Dakota Ritchie, Paxton Smith and Kody Sanders have grown up as leaders for us."
At 2-0, Locust Grove has matched its win total of the last three years combined. "We're still trying to improve. Right now we're winning games off effort," said head coach Matt Hennesy. "We're not where we need to be, but this is a great start for us. It's big for the town and the kids. It's a step in the right direction." On Friday, the 3A Pirates will take on 4A Stilwell.
After surrendering 48 points in an opening-game loss to Class B No. 3 Dewar, the Eagles shut out Welch 42-0 last week for their first win in district B-3. Rejoice Christian visits No. 8 Coyle on Friday. "Our defense really picked up against Welch," said head coach Albert Kemp. "We'll be challenged on defense against Coyle, they have good athletes across the board," said Kemp. Coyle stunned preseason No. 1 Woodland 22-16 last week.
Berryhill coach Pat Harper is looking for a solid performance from his team Friday against Kellyville. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World