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August 13, 2013

Area high school football teams look for new players to step up

MORRISON, Okla. —

The month of August means summer is coming to an end, school is about to start up and it’s time to strap on the pads and get ready for another football season. Tuesday, several area schools started practice.

“It’s always exciting when you get started practicing with them,” coach Cory Bales said. “Can’t wait for Thursday to get here and we can get the pads on. Accomplish a lot more than we can now.

The Wildcats are coming off a 9-3 campaign that ended with a 24-6 loss to top-ranked Wynnewood in the second round of the playoffs. Sophomore Jordan Quinata said he is ready to get back on the field.

“I feel pretty good about this upcoming season,” Quinata said.

The 2013 season is special for Scott Van Dorn and Justin Bearry because it will be their senior year.

“It’s pretty exciting,” Van Dorn said. “It’s always fun to start a new year.”

“We got a lot of seniors coming back,” Bearry said. “I think we will do good.”

With their first game against Pawnee less than a month away, Morrison is looking to fill holes vacated by seniors.

“Off of last year’s team we lost seven two-wayers (offensive and defensive players),” Bales said. “It will be fun to see who steps up and fills those gaps for us.”

Among those who graduated was quarterback and free-safety Kyle Collins. Quinata said he is ready to take snaps behind center and is learning how to throw.

“I feel pretty good, practice has gone pretty good,” Quinata said. “I’m confident. Getting a lot better (passing).”

The sophomore starting quarterback said the team is focused on its defense that lost linebackers John Sanders, Jared Mackey and Kyle Ross, defensive ends Ty Conkilin, Daniel Garrard and Bradley Pittman, defensive  lineman Brayden Garringer

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