Media Day: Crescent Tigers
Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:42 pm
By: News On 6
Originally Published: Aug 21, 2010 9:31 AM CDTDave Carty
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
OKLAHOMA CITY – With push returning on the offensive line and a hard-work mentality, the Crescent Tigers are gunning for nothing short of a district title.
“We feel pretty fortunate this year,” said head coach J.L. Fisher at CoachesAid.com and Oklahoma Sports First Look Media Day. “This group of seniors has some good leadership and we’re hoping that will pull us through this year.”
Cashion and Okeene, two of Class A’s premiere talents have other hopes.
“Those two are obviously the front runners,” said Fisher. “We feel like if the cards play right and we play to our potential?anything is possible.”
With seven returning players on offense and eight on defense, the talent returning for the Tigers might be enough to halt the team’s two-year playoff drought.
Michael Musil – owner of 145 tackles a year ago – will terrorize opponents on both sides of the ball. The intensity that he displays on the field is the product of the serenity the game gives him.
“That’s what makes me happy, being on the field,” said Musil. “We’re really hyped for this year and ready to go.”
He doubles as a running back and will split carries with Darian Bennett. Landon Larue and Preston Walker are expected to compete for the quarterback position, but both will factor into skill positions.
A strong push on the offensive line led by senior Jeff Holley will be sure to provide a pocket for whoever is under center.
Defensively, Justin Pickle, Logan Backer, and Jackson Radford are among several that will make an impact.
The team also has several non-district games that it feels will strengthen the club. Wynnewood, Crooked Oak and Perry are among the opponents.
“It can be a tough [schedule]," said Fisher. "In the past, they’ve been good teams. I think we got our work cut out for us early.”