Kevin Fixler
    Sport Matters

12 December 2011

Op-Ed: In death, Fred Thompson’s Oakland dreams live on

Courtesy of Oregon State Athletics

Courtesy of Oregon State Athletics

Fred Thompson was 18 when I met him, and I had never seen a body so large move so fast, and with such agility. He was what makes quarterbacks wake up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night.

Sunday would have been his 20th birthday.


15 October 2010

Oakland Tech’s ‘Coach D,’ 15 years in charge, pushes players on football and family

It’s Saturday, a day off for the Oakland Tech football team, but a familiar SUV still sits in the high school’s back parking lot, overlooking the Bulldogs home playing field.

Tech head coach Delton Edwards fills out the driver’s seat of his 2007 GMC Yukon XL and watches through his windshield as the Oakland Dynamites—the Pop Warner football team he grew up playing for—clash with Oak Grove’s visiting elementary and middle school peewees.


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