Jones' Thompson getting D-I attention
In his three years as a starter, Jones defensive tackle Micah Thompson has continually improved, and so have his college playing prospects.
The 6-5, 297-pounder is being looked at by Division I-A schools Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Texas Christian and Arizona. The senior's size and athleticism put him among the best DTs in the state, not just Class 2A.
And Thompson isn't the only Jones standout to have D-I interest. Just a junior, Tylor Seabolt has heard from OSU, Tulsa, Arizona and Iowa State. The 6-2, 190-pound receiver/defensive back racked up 914 yards in receptions, scored 14 touchdowns and had seven interceptions.
Northeast's Thomas does it all
After back-to-back 1-9 seasons, optimism is up at Northeast. Jack-of-all-trades Michael Thomas is a major reason why.
Heading into his third season as a starter, Thomas saw action at quarterback, receiver, strong safety and on all special teams units last year. The junior ran for 368 yards and four touchdowns for a Vikings offense that struggled mightily. He led the team in total offense with 616 yards. Meanwhile, defensively, Thomas picked off two passes and had 53 tackles.
Two other juniors who give the Vikings a chance to be far better in 2010 are Aron Gaines and Trevyone Willis. The wide receiver duo combined for 60 catches, 790 yards and seven touchdowns last year.
Can anyone challenge Millwood?
Millwood was the obvious choice as the predicted team to win District 2A-2. The Falcons feature two nationally rated players in Josh Turner and Kevonte Richardson and a wealth of experience. Twenty-five of 34 varsity players from 2009 were underclassmen.
Making matters worse for foes is the fact that the Falcons are driven to win a state crown after falling short last year. A 27-12 loss to Kingfisher in the Class 2A semifinals ended a 12-2 season that saw Millwood average nearly 35 points per game.