MACARTHUR NOTEBOOK/Week 7
Dining on pancakes
MacArthur's offensive line has been a strong point all season and that was no more evident than last Thursday's 56-14 rout of Duncan when that unit combined for a staggering 26 pancake blocks.
Guard Zack Reta and tackle T.J. Fialoa each registered six pancakes, tackle Colton Gilpen had five and the other linemen combined for nine to account for the biggest effort in several years.
"That's just a staggering statistics, by far the largest number of pancakes we've had in a game since I've been here," Head Coach Brett Manning said. "The entire group played well; we even had a young linemen get a couple during the second half. That's one of the big reasons we won that game, we just totally dominated up front."
Reta has big effort
Reta not only had a big game on the offensive line, he also played lights out on defense, including making enough big hits to earn this week's "Hammer Award" and earn the right to carry the sledge hammer onto the turf at Noble Stadium Thursday when the Highlanders face Ardmore in a huge District 5A-2 title showdown.
Reta had four tackles, three of which were labeled by the coaching staff as "big hits" and was the easy choice for the defensive award.
"He just had a super all-around game, but we expect those out of Zach, he's become a great football player," Manning said.