Owasso’s ‘Key’ To Success

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:44 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Aug 31, 2010 9:9 PM CDT

Kyle Dierking
Oklahoma Sports Mobile Journalist

OWASSO, Oklahoma - In a collection of some of the region's best team's at last week's Union Gridiron Classic, Owasso quarterback Kason Key perhaps sent a message of what's to come.

The junior put together an impressive performance against Southmoore, completing 13-of-14 passes.

"I was very pleased with his accuracy,” said Owasso coach Bill Patterson. “He didn't put the ball in danger at any point and time. We had zero turnovers so hopefully we can maintain that in the first week."

Key has built up to his pre-season success. As a sophomore last season, he was thrust into the starting quarterback position after an injury sidelined Joe Lindsey.

"Wasn't expecting it, but it was hard,” Key said. “I came through and I'm a lot better player than I was before."

Said Patterson, “When you open up as a sophomore against Muskogee, Broken Arrow and Jenks - those are three complex defenses to look at in your first varsity competition. He had his growing pains but he maintained a great attitude."

Even though Lindsey's fully recovered, Key has proven himself enough to be the starter. In fact that last name could be the signal caller for years to come.

Key's younger brother, Coleman, is already gaining recruiting notoriety and is only a freshman. Yes, a freshman.

"He's 15 years old and he's already as tall as I am,” Kason said. “Great athlete and I'm excited to see him in the future too."

The future might be a few years off, but as the older Key is looking at the present.

"Right now we're not even on the map - not top 10 at all,” Kason said. “I'm excited - I think we're a little underrated right now."

Now with a year of experience, Kason just might be the missing "key" for the Rams.