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Kyle Davis, new head football coach at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, will welcome the 2005 Aggies to preseason practice on August 8th.  (Campus Communications Photos)



**For Immediate Release**
New AND Old Looks in 2005 OPSU Football
- Aggie Sports on 08/05/05
by Scott Puryear

Goodwell, OK – Take a large group of experienced college football players (a dozen who received post-season honors last year) and combine them with twenty or so very promising recruits. Then add them to a college football program with back-to-back winning seasons and put an experienced and eager new coaching staff in charge. It all adds up to 2005 Oklahoma Panhandle State football.This coming Sunday, first year head coach Kyle Davis will welcome a very solid group of veteran players and nearly two dozen promising newcomers to the opening of football practice. The Aggies went 6-5 in each of the last two seasons.Several new faces will be wearing the crimson and royal blue colors of OPSU this fall and many are expected to make an immediate contribution.Brandon Warner (Marysville, KS) is expected to be an impact player at the quarterback position. At 6’1 and 205 pounds, big things are expected from this talented athlete.Another transfer, Nick Curry (6’2, 270) is a player that Davis says should step up and compete from Day One. Curry previously played at Harper College in Illinois.Three Amarillo players from River Road High School will also be joining the Aggies. Gabriel Gillmore (6’2,195) will compete at quarterback; Nathan Barclay (6’1, 205) will go at running back; and Jonathan Wyatt (6’2, 250) will be a part of the offensive line.

Several other freshmen will give the Aggie offense plenty of help. Among them are lineman Daren Miller (6’1, 255; Mooreland, OK), Brandon Moore (6’3, 285; Valdosta, GA) and Willie Benson (6’1, 260; Alva, OK).Jarrod Randall (5’11, 205; Blanchard, OK) and Taner Williams (6’1, 205; Elk City, OK) will be part of a strong mix at running back and Joseph Griffin (5’10, 180; Dalhart, TX) is a very promising placekicker.Kevin Chaffin (6’2, 260) from Davis, OK may see action on either side of the ball as a lineman. The already strong OPSU defensive backfield will be bolstered by Luke Church (5’11, 195; Colcord, OK), Kenon Denton (6’1, 180; Forgan, OK), Orlando Vargas (5’9, 185; Winslow, AZ), Teron Guidrey (5’10, 185; League City, TX) and Dalton Loader (6’3, 205; Manter, KS).The experienced Aggie linebacker corps will be joined by Clint Lawrence (6’0, 220; Poteau, OK) and Mikel Estella (5’11, 210; Beaver, OK).

Defensive lineman Chris Daniel (6’2, 235; Blanchard, OK) and Daniel Haines (6’1, 260; Follett, TX) should provide help “in the pit.”Davis is optimistic about the prospect of his first year running the Oklahoma Panhandle State football program and the Aggies open the 2005 season on the road against Southwestern Oklahoma State on August 25.-30-

 

 

 

 

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