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Class 3A high school football rankings: Defending champs Heritage Hall the preseason favorites

By Jason Kersey, Staff Writer, Modified: August 29, 2011 at 12:34 pm •  Published: August 29, 2011

1. Heritage Hall (15-0)

Defending champs have all kinds of star power, starting with Barry J. Sanders and Sterling Shepard.

2. Anadarko (12-1)

Senior RB Sheldon Wilson rushed for nearly 2,800 yards and 49 touchdowns in 2010.

3. Cascia Hall (11-2)

Tulsa commit and senior LB Connor Sherwood is the anchor of the Commando defense.

4. Bethany (10-4)

Senior QB Ryley Claborn threw for 2,239 yards and 24 TDs a year ago.

5. Metro Christian (10-4)

Senior QB Andrew Hearon and WRs Troy Jensen and Drew Hillenburg create dynamic passing game for Patriots.

6. Tuttle (7-4)

Tigers return five starters, but are always a threat under coach Phil Koons, who enters his 19th season and has a career record of 180-41.

7. Purcell (7-4)

Senior QB and NCAA Division I prospect Cole Swayze returns from a torn ACL a year ago.

8. Kingfisher (10-4)

Yellowjackets made an unlikely run to the Class 3A title game last year after finishing fourth in their district.

9. Sequoyah-Tahlequah (9-2)

Junior QB Brayden Scott threw for 2,132 yards and 20 TDs as a sophomore.

10. Seminole (9-3)

Chieftains return QB Garrett Clark, who has started since he was a freshman and has thrown for nearly 6,000 career passing yards.

11. Berryhill (5-6)

Senior running back Adam Dolan is back after rushing for nearly 1,300 yards and 18 TDs as a junior.

12. Beggs (8-5)

Went to third round of playoffs in 2010 behind All-State QB Ramsey Hamilton.

13. Verdigris (9-3)

Junior running back Tanner Smith returns after 1,280 yards and 21 TDs as a sophomore.

14. Plainview (8-4)

Indians lost to Bethany in the second round of last year's playoffs.

15. Spiro (11-2)

Coach Chris Bunch must replace two All-State football players, but returns WR/DB Kent Booze.

16. Newcastle (8-4)

Senior QB Blake Woodard returns for Racers, who lost in the second round of last year's playoffs.

17. Perkins-Tryon (9-2)

Demons won district title in 2010 but were beaten in the first round by eventual state runner-up.

18. Sperry (8-2)

Senior lineman Chris Wallace (6-foot-4, 310 pounds) is getting serious attention from recruiters.

19. Weatherford (1-9)

Eagles return 19 starters but remain a very young team.

20. Valliant (10-2)

Senior RB Lorenz Mims is back after a 1,000-yard season in 2010, but team must replace Dylan Parker at QB.

21. Madill (8-3)

Wildcats lost to Tuttle in the first round of the 2010 playoffs.

22. Sequoyah-Claremore (2-7)

The perennial Class 3A power looks to bounce back from a disappointing 2010.

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