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October 1, 2012

Chicks find their wings on offense

CHICKASHA —

Chickasha High School is 1-1 in its last two football games, but the Chicks have found their groove offensively over the last few weeks, said head coach Tom Cobble.

"The Altus game and this [last] game we felt like we kind of arrived where we need to be offensively," Cobble said. "We can do a good job of running I-Formation, power option offense or we can get into our spread offense and throw it."

The Fightin' Chicks managed 520 yards of total offense Friday night in a 58-6 win over Capitol Hill, most of them on the ground.

Several Chickasha running backs got their shot at Capitol Hill's defense, and they combined for 314 yards on 34 carries. Daniel Neff led the way with 108 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries.

Backs like Tresjon Davis and Josh Latham also continued to get more involved in the offense. Davis had four carries for 66 yards and a touchdown, and Latham ran six times for 57 yards and a touchdown.

"Tresjon Davis has really come along," Cobble said. "He didn't play last year, but he's probably got the best feel as far as knowing all the plays, blocking assignments, running assignments, and overall does a really good job."

Latham plays a lot of fullback, but is starting to get his share of carries, especially in the bigger formations.

"Josh Latham feels way more comfortable in our I-Formation stuff than in the gun, but he can do it all," Cobble said.

Neff and Madison have been the primary options at running back, but the Chicks have several more solid options whenever a change of pace is needed.

 

Passing game continues to develop

 

Cobble said quarterback Cade Morris is getting more and more confident and effective each week, and that is due in part to the offense being tinkered some to fit his strengths.

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