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Ouachita Christian - 2013 Schedule & Notes

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Ouachita Christian – 2013 Schedule

Date

Opponent

 

Home/Away

9/6/13

Block

 

H

9/13/13

Madison

 

A

9/20/13

Sterlington

 

H

9/27/13

Lakeside

 

A

10/4/13

Union Parish

 

A

10/11/13

Delhi Charter

 

A

10/18/13

Delhi

 

H

10/25/13

Mangham

 

A

11/1/13

St. Frederick

 

H

11/8/13

Tensas

 

A





Notes about the Ouachita Christian Eagles

They Move the Chains: Four starters return from an offense that historically lights up the scoreboard. With QB Quin Graves and WR Ahkeem Henderson the Eagles have some proven playmakers. Henderson rushed for 1,024 yards last season with 11 touchdowns. Expect those numbers to increase dramatically as he becomes a major focal point of this offense. Sharing time with Braden Bristo last season, Graves threw for 1,712 yards with 21 touchdowns. WR Reed Robertson is coming off a four reception game in the 1A state championship game. The senior will be counted on to make more plays this season. Sophomores Garryn Chowns and Jake Slaughter looked great in 7 on 7 tournaments over the summer.The biggest question mark for OCS comes on the offensive line as they break in four new starters.

Blitz Patrol: The Eagles defense was outstanding last season as they only gave up 14 touchdowns for the entire year. That will be a hard act to follow considering the Eagles only return one starter. LB Cade Harper is a defensive stud. Harper (6'1, 225) is a field general who racked up 152 tackles with three sacks last season. He is being counted on to have another All-state type year. Junior strong safety Josh Pennebaker and sophomore James Anderson are ready to have breakout seasons. Keep an eye on sophomore LB Ryan Reynolds. He has transferred in from Houston and is the son of former major league pitcher Shane Reynolds.

Cleats to Fill: Braden Bristo and Colby Webb will be missed big time as they combined to score 36 touchdowns last season.

Ace Watch: Graves, Henderson and Harper will certainly be in the running on a weekly basis. Coach Fitzhugh and his staff always find to get the most of their players. Historically, the Eagles have a few role players who emerge as stars on state championship squads.

Must-See Matchup: In addition to a jamboree with Evangel, OCS's non-district schedule will put the young eagles to the test. Dates against rival Sterlington and Farmerville should be entertaining matchups. The October 3rd game against the Farmers has been designated as the LHSAA game of the week and will be televised state-wide. The Mangham Dragons are also looking forward to getting a crack at the defending state champs on October 25th. The Dragons and Eagles have not been in the same district since the mid nineties.

Postseason Prospects: With two straight championships and riding a 30-game winning streak, the Eagles have a target squarely on their back. It is an old cliche, but OCS doesn't rebuild, they reload. The Eagles may stumble a few times in the regular season, but expect them to be in championship form when the postseason rolls around.

Coach Talk: "It is exciting when new kids are going to step in. They have waited for this chance and they are hungry to get their opportunity to shine under the Friday night lights. Success is a journey not a destination. We are not going to talk about another state championship everyday. If you do, then you miss the experience of the journey."
— OCS Head Coach Steven Fitzhugh

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