Claremore Daily Progress

December 8, 2012

Gilbreath to coach in All-State game

Tim Ritter
Sports Editor

CLAREMORE — A season after putting Claremore Zebra football back on the map, head coach Rob Gilbreath was selected by his peers to coach in the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State game next summer in Tulsa.

Gilbreath, in his fifth year, helped guide the Zebras to the second-round of the Class 5A state playoffs and a 10-2 overall record.

Under Gilbreath’s leadership this season, the Zebras went a perfect 6-0 at Lantow Field and also finished second in District 5A-4 behind state finalist East Central.

The Zebras advanced to the second round of the playoffs and were defeated by eventual state champion Carl Albert.

This year’s Claremore football team compiled an 83.3 winning percentage, tallied 326 offensive points (27.1 per game) and allowed 194 defensive points (16.1 per game).

Senior linebacker Jordan Cunningham completed his three-year varsity career with more than 400 tackles.

Offensively, junior quarterback Matt Whatley completed 70 of 138 passes for 1,097 yards with 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Defensively, junior cornerback Caleb Webster and sophomore cornerback Dustin Basks had 11 combined interceptions.