District could be tougher road to state
District 3A-6 has three teams moving up from Class 2A and one school coming down from Class 4A. The district has several tough teams.
Metro Christian and Sequoyah-Claremore both made the playoffs last year, with Claremore making it to the state semifinals before losing to eventual champion Cascia Hall.
Sequoyah-Tahlequah and Verdigris were in the Class 2A playoffs last year, with Verdigris advancing to the quarterfinals before being defeated by Millwood.
With the teams having to face each other week in and week out, there aren't any guaranteed wins in the district.
And with Class 3A being bumped up to 57 schools instead of 32 like last year, the road to the championship just got a little longer.
Metro Christian looking for another division title
Last season, Metro Christian Academy went undefeated in District 3A-4 and entered the playoffs 10-0, only to be knocked out in the first round.
The Patriots return four starters on offense and five on defense.
"We have great offensive and defensive fronts," Metro coach Jared McCoy said. "We also have excellent depth at wide receiver, running back, and defensive back."
McCoy also said that their inexperience could prove to be a weakness.
Robinson making name for himself
Sequoyah-Tahlequah's Zack Robinson attended a University of Arkansas camp this summer and caught the eyes of many recruiters. Robinson, who will be a junior this season, showcased his wide receiver talents and should be heavily recruited over the next two years.
At 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, Robinson runs a 4.5 but considers himself to be more of a physical receiver than speed.
"I feel I'm more of a physical wide receiver," Robinson said to HawgSports.com. "I'm working on my speed trying to get faster.
He is receiving interest from OU, OSU, Tulsa, and Arkansas.
District 3A-6 Coaches' Poll 1. Seq. Claremore (10-3) 2. Metro Christian (10-1) 3. Seq. Tahlequah* (10-1) 4. Verdigris* (10-3) 5. Inola (3-7) 6. Westville* (2-8) 7. Locust Grove* (0-10) *Denotes new school to class 2009 record in parentheses