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Sand Springs Football

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OFFENSE
The offense in 2016 will look similar to what head coach Dustin Kinard ran
in 2015. But one area the Sandites are looing to improve is the turnovers. The summer workouts have gone extremely well and coach Kinard is excited to see the group take the field.
“We graduated some good kids, but we’ve got some good ones coming back. We need to find a way to get over the hump and finish. What we did last year was last year. This year’s team needs to focus on max effort on every rep, whether it’s in the weight room or on the field,” said coach Kinard.
Hunter Greathouse (6-3, 180, Sr.) will lead the Sandites in 2016. Last year Greathouse threw for 1,996 yards and 18 touchdowns and added eight more scores on the ground. Greathouse will look to wide receiver Kasey Bales (5-10, 160, Sr.) as his go-to target. Bales accounted for 32 receptions and 524 yards with four touchdowns in 2015. A pair of running backs, Payton Scott (5-5, 165, Jr.) and Dalton Morgan (6-0, 190, Sr.), brings speed and power to the offensive unit. They will share the burden in the running game as the Sandites look to establish the run behind tackle Lincoln Adams (6-4, 305, Sr) and Danny Ropp (5-10, 270, Sr.).
DEFENSE

VYPE Top 100 selectee Delvin Jordan (6-0, 220, Sr.) leads this Sandite defense from his linebacker position. Jordan is quick to the ball and tackle with purpose. Jordan has a future playing on Saturday, but first he is focused on leading this defense back to the state finals. Line play is key for the Sandites this season. Pressure from the big men up front will set the tone on defense and allow players like Jordan to make plays at the line of scrimmage. Nathan Simonton (6-2, 250, Sr.), Gage Fain (5-9, 220, Jr.) and Kris Edwards (6-2, 230, Jr.) are charged with taking control of the line of scrimmage and forcing their will on opponents. New defensive coordinator Kevin Avey is excited to turn this bunch loose on opposing quarterbacks. The secondary will feature safety TreyceTolbert (5-10, 175, Sr.) and corner Josh Taber (5-10, 160, Sr.). Look for some younger talent to be called upon to fill in some holes and give the secondary some needed depth.
All-State History:
Meredith Hutchinson 1938
Orville Hare 1944
Carlton Wright 1948
Kenneth Madewell 1949
L.C. Palmer 1951
John Wright 1952
Roger Wickersham 1954
Stuart Gage 1955
Frank Tillery 1966
David Slatton 1966
Jeff Bitsko 1974
Davis Wilson 1977
John Blake 1978
Shawn Jacoway 1987
Stuart Gage 1990
Pedro Negron 1997
Michael Bowie 2008