District A-6 football preview: Departure makes district wide open

By Tariq Lee, Staff Writer, tlee@opubco.com Modified: July 26, 2010 at 10:36 pm •  Published: July 26, 2010
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Departure makes district wide open

Talihina's move to district 2A-6 has made this district up for grabs. Talihina won 12 games in 2009 and 11 in 2008 and went undefeated in district play both years.

Gore was picked to win the district by a majority of the coaches and after a season that saw them take an early exit in the playoffs they will be looking to take control of the district.

"All of my skill position kids are returning," said Gore coach Brandon Ellis. "I feel that we are a playoff team; I don't know if that's a one spot or a four spot but we will be able to compete this year."

New addition

Wewoka is the only new team joining District A-6 and are looking to bounce back from a disappointing two win campaign in 2009. But there is hope, as the team is returning seven starters on both sides of the ball.

"We don't have much depth but we are strong at the skill positions," said third year coach Tommy Bare.

Defense will be key for Savanna

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District A-6 Coaches Poll

1. Gore (8-3)

2. Central Sallisaw (10-2)

3. Quinton (5-5)

4. Savanna (7-4)

5. Warner (2-8)

6. Wewoka* (2-8)

7. Haileyville (4-5)

8. Porum (1-9)

*denotes new school to district

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