Broken Bow’s Greg Werner isn’t shy when it comes to lauding his new running back. "Eric Dockins is the best running back in the state nobody’s heard about,” he said. As a sophomore, Dockins ran for 375 yards, highlighted by 140- and 150-yard games when he took over the starting spot midseason. An injury ended his season, but it hasn’t quieted Werner’s expectations for the junior. "He’s definitely a 1,000 yard guy, I could see him 1,500 and above,” Werner said.
McJunkins comes from good lineageOklahoma high school football fans should be familiar with the name Prince McJunkins. The Muskogee native went to Wichita State and set a then-NCAA record for total yardage by a quarterback, a record that was eventually broken by Doug Flutie. Now, his son, Prince McJunkins, Jr., is beginning his second season under center for Wagoner as a junior. Like his dad, McJunkins is carrying on the dual-threat tradition. "I was worried about how he’d handle the pressure last year,” Wagoner coach Dale Condict said. "But I don’t think he lost his cool or wits at any point.”
New Ft. Gibson boss getting startedFort Gibson might look a little different if not for the arrival of D.J. Howell, who spent the last four years as defensive coordinator at Bixby. His offense will be led by Greg Whiteley, who moved to Fort Gibson from Catoosa with his son, Gannon, who will be the Tigers’ running back in 2009.
District 4A-4 coaches’ poll→1. Broken Bow (12-1, 7-0) →2. Sallisaw (10-2, 6-1) →3. Wagoner (7-5, 5-2) →4. Poteau (5-4, 3-4) →5. Muldrow (7-4, 4-3) →6. Fort Gibson (2-8, 1-6) →7. Hilldale (1-9, 1-6) →8. Tulsa Webster (2-8, 1-6)