“He’s a good cover corner and a good run-support corner,” Reed said of Smith. Of Royal, Reed said, “I think the best thing that ever happened to him was having Jalen on the other side.”
The Buffs have a shutdown corner themselves in senior Mason Bumphus, who currently leads the state in interceptions. That might spell trouble for Driver, who Reed said has turned into a decent passer in the last few weeks but has still thrown several interceptions.
“They’re the most complete team we’ve seen,” Reed said of the Buffs.
“What we have to do mainly has nothing to do with McAlester. We turn the ball over, and sometimes give up assignments on defense, and to beat teams like McAlester, we can’t do that.”
To get to Tulsa Memorial, take the Indian Nation Turnpike to US-75 N, then exit onto I-44 E and take exit 228 for East 51st Street. Turn left onto East 51st Street, then turn right onto South Hudson Avenue after 1.2 miles.
La Fortune stadium is on the Memorial campus, at 5840 S. Hudson Ave.
McAlester’s final game of the regular season kicks off at 7 p.m.
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