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June 6, 2014

Wolves face Jenks, Broken Arrow in new district

MUSTANG — After losing many players at Edmond Santa Fe from the 2013 season, the Wolves had a solid showing at Mustang’s team camp that concluded Wednesday.

There are several new faces Edmond Santa Fe fans will need to get acquainted with this season, along with some familiar ones. The Wolves’ head coach Lance Manning saw his team develop at team camp over the three days.

“I think we showed a great amount of improvement and competed really well,” said Manning. “You go to these team camps to find where you are. I think we are at a good place to start — I really do.”

Santa Fe has a high-octane offense that is capable of putting points on the board in a hurry. After graduating Justice Hansen this spring, who is now a freshman quarterback at the University of Oklahoma, the Wolfpack will turn to junior Keaton Torre.

Manning has great faith in his junior quarterback. “He is a talented kid who throws the ball as well as any kid I have ever had,” Manning said.

Torre got better throughout the camp making some remarkable throws to his wide receivers. Over the three days, Keaton saw 12 different defenses that all provided him with different looks.

Manning liked what he saw from his quarterback. “His decision-making improved over the three-day period,” said Manning.

Torre will have a playmaker at running back to hand the ball off to this season in junior Darren Williams.

“Our running back is special; I realized that even more over the last three days,” Manning said on Williams.

The backfield for the Wolves has the potential to be dangerous with Torre’s ability to throw the ball plus Williams’ speed and ability to make people miss.

All great playmakers on offense need a solid offensive line to be able to reach their full potential as Santa Fe has that.

Defense is the area Edmond Santa Fe needs to tune up before the regular season begins.

“Defensively we have got to learn how to play every down hard and not pick and choose,” Manning said. “Overall, I’m pleased knowing we have a lot to work on to compete in our district.”

Edmond Santa Fe enters a new district with the split in Class 6A.

“I am mixed. I think it certainly does not address any issues that need to be addressed without a doubt,” Manning said. “There was no thought to that being an answer for anybody. I don’t know what producing another class does. There are people that look at it as there is going to be a great class and some look at it as a consolation class just to be honest.”

In the new district, Edmond Santa Fe has their work cut out for them this season, having to play Jenks and Broken Arrow in district.

 

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