Ponca City's last winning season came in 2005, when it went 9-2 and second in District 6A-3. It hopes to make the playoffs this season and get out of their four-year postseason drought.
The Wildcats depend heavily on junior quarterback Brent Wilson, who was was invited to the top 100 National Underclassman Camp this summer and was named MVP at two quarterback camps.
"If he stays healthy we have a chance," said coach Rob Fry, whose defense returns no starters. "Our defense will need some revamping though with new faces."
Enid back is the real deal
Enid placed third in the district last year and has nine offensive starters returning this season, none as explosive as senior running back Jonathan Burton.
A relative unknown at the start of last season the 5'9 200 pound Burton has drawn interest from Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa and Arizona after running for 1,234 yards and 13 touchdowns.
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