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Chieftains bracing for Division 2-1A with new faces

August 9, 2019

Posted: Aug 9, 2019 6:43 PM
Updated: Aug 9, 2019 6:43 PM

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morning. okolona high school's football team will be in a very tough division this season. division two-one "a" features defending state champion nanih waiya, noxapater, french camp, smithville and tcps, all playoff teams from a year ago. the chieftains have 30 players on their roster, and just seven of them are seniors. okolona has no returning starters on its offensive line, and head coach lamart harvey says that's a first in his career. harvey says some skill players may wind up playing on the line. the chieftains are also looking at several possibilities at quarterback, and their pre- division schedule isn't exactly easy, either. they open with aberdeen in just two weeks. lamart harvey: "my first two years, we played 2a, 3a, 4a teams for non-division games, and when we got into division, you're seeing those big guys up front, and some different speed, it really helped us out, it helped us out a lot." dykwan johnson: "we just try to outwork everybody, give more effort than them. i try to lead my team, not just on the field, off the field, i ain't gonna try to holler at them, just try to lead by
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