December 11, 2008

Barnett On the Verge of Big Offers

Year after year writes one article after another about the immense talent coming out of Tulsa's historic Booker T. Washington program. In spite of this talent the Hornets always seemed to fall a little short of bringing home a state title. Anyone aware of the talent they've produced would find it hard to believe the last time the Hornets held up a gold ball on the gridiron was 1984.

Last Saturday that drought finally ended with the Hornets bringing home a 28-17 victory over perennial 5A powerhouse Carl Albert. Helping lead the way against Carl Albert's potent ground game was Booker T. junior defensive tackle Calvin Barnett.

The 6-foot-3, 280-pound two-way lineman has been talked about by head coach Antwain Jimmerson since he emerged as a starter his freshman year. This year he feels he earned that praise from his coach.

However, in spite of everything it's the team's success that has Barnett glowing.

"It feels good, knowing that no one can tell you nothing, you won and they didn't," Barnett said. "I think I know what I'm supposed to feel about it, but I don't just yet. I just don't think it's sunk in yet."

...More... To continue reading this article you must be a member. Sign Up Now!