High school football: Catching up with...
BY ZAK PATTERSON World Sports Writer
Friday, September 21, 2012
9/21/12 at 5:28 AM
The Warriors cruised through their first three games but will face fellow unbeaten Caney Valley on Friday. "I'm really pleased with the progress we've made, the young players are growing, and we have outstanding senior leadership from Brady Bradbury, Zak Woolmon and Daniel Gonzalez," Adair coach Mark Lippe said. "Caney Valley is much improved. They have a lot of good athletes so we'll be able to see where we're at," Lippe said.
The 3-0 Purple Pirates are not looking past winless Morris. "I expect it to be a good football game," Bristow coach Mike Legg said. "They are very talented and have our full attention." Bristow has not been tested too heavily so far, in part thanks to strong play on the offensive and defensive lines. "The offensive and defensive lines have dominated the first three games," Legg said. "It has been a long time since the offensive and defensive lines have been this strong. Tyler Dawson, Drew Jones and Jacob Ethridge have been rotating in on the line, and they've been playing very well."
Central will look for its first victory of the season against Class 5A No. 2 East Central. Central coach Dan Phillips is optimistic. "No one is going to give us a chance, but our kids are going to show up and be ready to play. We're ready to roll," Phillips said. Braves quarterback DeAngelo Brewer had an explosive game last week, running for 220 yards in a 25-21 loss to McLain and will likely need to perform even better to best East Central. "It's not about one person; we win and we lose as a team," Phillips said.
Pawhuska will look for its second straight victory Friday at Metro Christian. "Metro is a good team, but I think it'll be an exciting game," coach Scotty Gilkey said. "We'll be up for it for sure." Senior defensive back Eddie Oyster had four interceptions in last week's win over Hominy and will be a key in slowing down the Metro Christian offense.
After an 0-3 start, the Tigers are looking forward to district play. "The schedule has been tough, but I'm optimistic about our chances for success in our district," coach John Hart said. "Our quarterback, Aaron Busch, is our go-to guy, and he got off to a rough start, but he showed improvement last week. We're looking for consistency from him," Hart said. Sallisaw Central will be at Gore tonight. "They'll (Gore) be tough as usual," Hart said. "We'll have to take care of the football and limit our mistakes defensively."