The Bulldogs take on the Huskies in Edlam football

The Bulldogs defense stuff an Edmond North player.

The Bulldogs defense stuff an Edmond North player.

Jaden Scamehorn, Staff Writer

Edlam football is set to kickoff Friday Sep. 3 at 7 pm, as Edmond Memorial High School hosts Edmond North High School for their rivalry game. The Bulldogs have yet to win a home game in the new football stadium, which was built in 2018, and the timing of this matchup could not be more perfect.

The yearly game between North and Memorial was canceled last year due to Covid concerns, so they haven’t faced off for two years. 

Both the Bulldogs and the Huskies kicked off the 2021 football season last Friday with Memorial traveling to Moore and North hosting Deer Creek. 

Unfortunately both Edmond High Schools lost, with the Bulldogs losing 32-13 to the Lions and the Huskies losing 35-7 to the Antlers. 

The rivalry game between the Bulldogs and Huskies has tons of hype surrounding it with the biggest question mark surrounding Memorial’s quarterback situation.

Memorial’s first drive was nothing short of electric. The momentum was highlighted by starting junior quarterback Markell Johnson’s 53 yard pass to junior tight end Camden Peck. The Bulldogs drove all the way to the goal line but came up short after a missed field goal.

During Memorial’s first drive Johnson’s ankle got stepped on, slightly spraining it and overtime getting worse. Johnson left the game several times, and left for good in the 3rd quarter.

Memorial kept alternating quarterbacks, and the offense never really had a chance to get going after that first drive. Freshman quarterback David McComb was sent in several times due to Johnson’s injury. He went in after the 3rd quarter, and got the chance to run the offense.

After McComb set in he played fantastic, throwing two touchdown passes in the 4th quarter. Senior wide receiver Luke Hankins was McCombs’ guy, catching three passes for 70 yards and two touchdowns in the 4th quarter alone. The Bulldogs played hard, but fell short 32-13.

The Bulldogs offense has two threats at quarterback and has tons of potential. However, Johnson’s status for this Friday’s game is unconfirmed. 

Through reports it is heard that Johnson plans to start, and will most likely split snaps with McComb, giving the dogs a dual threat option. 

The stage is set and the Bulldogs are ready to host their rival, Edmond North at 7 pm. For the student section the game theme is whiteout, get hyped Edmond Memorial, gameday is soon to come. 

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