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Players to watch: Broken Arrow, Okla.

10/15/2011

MOORE, Okla. – Those who follow the Broken Arrow, Okla., football team want to believe that with all of the talented teams in Oklahoma, this year’s team is the cream of the crop.

Thursday’s 56-7 win over Southmoore (Okla.) helps back up that claim.

Broken Arrow coach Steve Spavital keeps his opinions on where his team should be ranked at bay, but he does feel it has another gear or two left in it. Fans were treated to a Broken Arrow team playing on all cylinders Thursday, as the Tigers nearly shut out a Southmoore team that beat previously undefeated Norman the week before.

Here are 10 Tigers who were heavy contributors in the win:

DE Michael Bell, Jr.: Bell is a tall end who makes it hard for quarterbacks to throw in the flats. He and Frankie Davis teamed up to make several plays on the line.

WR Levi Copelin, Sr.: Copelin was Broken Arrow’s big-play threat, catching three passes for 157 yards and two scores. As good as he is on the offensive side, he may even be a better DB.

DE Frankie Davis, Jr.: Davis, at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, has the size and speed to be a big-time college recruit. He showed on Thursday that he also plays with a mean streak.

DL Jeremy Gunter, Sr.: Gunter’s play inside forced Southmoore to run laterally rather than north-south. Listed at 5-foot-9 and 217 pounds, Gunter lined up against larger linemen and won quite a few battles.

DB Cre Moore, Jr.: Moore had a decent game in the secondary and recorded an interception in the process. Moore helped hold Southmoore to only 83 passing yards.

LB Derek Morris, Sr.: Morris was a hard-hitting defender on Thursday, and he showed that at 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, his size had nothing to do with his power.

RB Devon Thomas, So.: Thomas rushed 17 times for 129 yards and a touchdown against Southmoore. He and Cameron Wrenn make up one of the most dangerous RB tandems in Oklahoma.

TE Zac Veatch, Sr.: The three-star Oklahoma State commit is a blocking tight end and rarely is used as a pass-catching option, but he showed his hands with a 12-yard catch. Veatch also played well at DE.

ATH Quad Ware, Sr.: Ware did everything on Thursday. He caught two touchdown passes. He threw a touchdown pass. He made blocks to spring running backs. Ware’s versatility is valuable to the team.

RB Cameron Wrenn, Jr.: Wrenn finished Thursday’s game with 79 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. He is being looked at by Oklahoma, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Oregon and several other schools.