By Christian Favalora, Owasso Reporter

An early-August story on Logan Barnes revealed why it would be difficult to run the ball against this Rejoice Christian defense.

For starters, Barnes said he approaches his duties on the defensive line as if he were a wrestler. It makes sense considering his father Chris Barnes won two national championships wrestling at Oklahoma State. And given the likelihood that offensive linemen on the other side of the ball are just trying to block and not also trying to stop a wrestler, this attitude ought to give Barnes a nice little advantage.

It seemed to work on Friday, Oct. 13 as Rejoice Christian held No. 1 Afton to fewer than 300 rushing yards. That’s a notable achievement against the state’s top team, which gains an overwhelming majority of its yards by running the ball. Read the full story on