One of the reasons Broken Bow is predicted to win District 4A-4 is its offense. It's a unit that is stocked with talented players who are heavy on experience.
Leading the way is tailback Eric Dockins, who ran for 1,806 yards and 22 touchdowns as a sophomore last season.
Broken Bow coach Greg Werner says of the 6-foot, 215-pounder: "He is the best tailback in the state regardless of class."
Quarterback Payton Werner is heading into his third season as a starter and coming off a 976-yard, 11-touchdown season in 2009. And the Savages have a pair of top receivers in Trey Lee and Tory Wheeler.
Then there are the big guys up front.
"We return five out of the six starters from last season," said Werner. "And they are much bigger and hopefully much better."
Poteau turns to new QB
Although junior Wilson Klutts has never played quarterback for Poteau, he's awfully familiar with the position.
District 4A-4 coaches' poll 1. Broken Bow (8-4) 2. Sallisaw (11-2) 3. Hilldale (5-5) 4. Poteau (8-3) 5. Fort Gibson (3-7) 6. Muldrow (4-6) 7. Stilwell (3-7) 8. Tulsa Webster (3-7) Note: 2009 records in parentheses