First week brings stars
Tramayne Wauahdooah had a simple explanation for what he considered a meager offensive stat line in Class 4A No. 1 Anadarko's 49-0 season-opening win over Chickasha.
"It was a first game. I had first-game jitters, just tried to hard," Wauahdooah said.
The Warriors were slow to start offensively, but racked up 42 points by halftime. Wauahdooah finished with 52 yards on nine carries and a touchdown.
So all in all, not bad.
"If I just try to relax out there next time, I'll be able to run the ball. It will come to me like it did my freshman year," Wauahdooah said, recalling when he began budding as a running back, before breaking onto the recruiting scene as a dominant linebacker.
Wauahdooah is reporting around 14 scholarship offers, the latest coming from Oklahoma State. He and the linebacking corps were especially sharp last week, playing a role in Chickasha's -22 yards of total offense.
"We flowed to the ball real well, we work on that a lot," Wauahdooah said. "We've got John Smith in the middle, also got Louie (Farina) at the outside. They both have a good reputation of making tackles outside the line. We worked on that in practice because we knew (Chickasha) couldn't run inside on us."
Opponents have their work cut out for them running against Anadarko's quick and athletic defensive line, led by Kaden Jackson, Cody Sankadota, Kelby Bailey, Malik Boardingham, Dace Granger and Adon Frank.