FOOTBALL SEASON PREVIEW CAPSULE: Claremore Christian

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Aug. 27—HEAD COACH

Steve Robinett

RETURNING STARTERS

3 offense, 4 defense

2021 AT A GLANCE

Overall record: 7-1

Playoffs: Defeated Southwest Christian Academy 58-8 in the HCAA Class 2A state championship

OFFENSIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH

Tyler Stephens, QB, Sr.; Deaken Abbott, RB, Sr.

DEFENSIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH

Deaken Abbott, S, Sr.; Zac Robinett, OLB, Jr.; Troy Frank, DT, Fr.

TEAM STRENGTHS

According to coach Robinett, this group of Warriors works hard and are fundamentally sound. CCS will look to utilize its speed advantage in different ways to get points on the board.

AREAS TO IMPROVE

In eight-man football, the loss of even a couple of starters can be devastating. The Warriors' offensive line lost the most from last year, and the coaching staff is eager for the newcomers to get game experience to settle into their positions.

COACH SAID

"Last season was a whirlwind and was fun, but it is behind us. We will take things one game at a time and get better week after week, but our goal is nothing short of that Gold Ball."