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Football: Newbury Park's Okun brothers are helping each other

July 3, 2012 |  1:17 pm

There's an interesting dynamic developing at Newbury Park High, where the Okun brothers, Ben and Zach, will be key players for the football team.

Ben is the senior quarterback. Zach is the 6-foot-4, 300-pound sophomore right tackle entrusted with helping protect the quarterback.

And what happens if the younger brother allows someone to sack the older brother?

"That's a great question," Newbury Park assistant coach Doug Dagan said. "They're actually good friends."

Ben is only 6-feet, so if any defensive lineman decides to engage in a cheap shot, they'd better be prepared to deal with a big, powerful younger brother coming to the rescue this fall.

-- Eric Sondheimer