Oklahoma Christian Academy Football Feature – Presented by INTEGRIS Health Edmond

OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY EAGLES

Coach: GREY POWELL

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OFFENSE

The Eagles have a combination of dynamic returning players and young talent that will have to grow up quickly if they are to see success this year. The seniors will be counted on to do a great job leading these younger players. On offense, look for the spread option to be utilized with this young talent being led by returning seniors. Quarterback S’mauri Abram (6-1, 190, Sr.) is described as “lightning in a bottle” by coach Grey Powell, along with sidekick Calvin Brantley (5-6, 155, Sr.), who is a “jitter bug at slot wide receiver” and will be a big playmaker. Last season Abram threw for 400 yards and eight touchdowns and ran 117 times for 693 yards and six touchdowns. Brantley had 18 receptions for 203 yards and a touchdown. Look for Xavier Saylor (6-2, 220, Jr.) to be an asset at tight end and receiver, and for Lamar Crawford (6-2, 165, Fr.) at wide receiver. Sebastian Higgins (5-10, 165, Sr.) will be a key player at running back. Teagan Minor (6-0, 185, So.) helps anchor the offensive line.

DEFENSE

Many of the offensive players will see action on both sides of the ball, including Abram and Brantley as defensive backs, Higgins at linebacker and Minor on the D-line. Last year Abram and Brantley accumulated a combined total of 83 tackles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and a sack. Higgins had 103 tackles and two fumble recoveries. Frankie Danel (5-10, 160, So.) will also contribute in the secondary, while Troy Pearman (6-3, 240, So.) joins Minor to shore up the defensive line.

SCHEDULE

9-6 – at OBA

9-13 – vs. Crooked Oak

9-20 – vs. Crescent

9-27 – at Minco

10-4 – vs. Wellston

10-11 – at Northeast Academy

10-17 – vs. Cashion

10-25 – at Christian Heritage

11-1 – at Crossings Christian

11-8 – vs. Watonga