CHICKASHA – Already 5-2 on the season, senior Kris Andrews says the Drover men are ready for tough conference opponents as they enter mid-season at USAO.

“I think the main thing we’re trying to work on right now is just to continue to work hard,” Andrews said. “We’re gelling as a team. We know everybody’s strengths, everybody’s weaknesses. We know who can come in off the bench and help us out. So I think it’s just a case of working hard for 90 minutes.”

He said his goal for the season was to get as many starts as he could. But even if he doesn’t start, Andrews said he has an important role on the team.

“If I’m not starting, pushing the boys who are starting to push as hard as they can. If you push them, they’ll push the team even further. At the end of the day, the team is more important so whatever I can do to help the team, that’s what I’m going to do.”

Andrews, who hails from Huddersfield, England, experienced a shock when he landed in Oklahoma in 2008, but it wasn’t the culture that had him taken aback.

“I remember coming out of the airport, it just took my breath away how hot it was. I think that’s the one problem most freshmen do have is the weather,” he said. “For me, the last couple of years have been pretty easy. You acclimatize to it very well.”

Published: Sept. 29, 2011