Three questions about eight-man football: Which is the top Oklahoma City area team?

By Jason Kersey, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com Modified: August 29, 2011 at 12:35 pm •  Published: August 29, 2011

Which is the top eight-man team in the Oklahoma City area?

Davenport returns all 16 starters from its quarterfinal team last season, and coach John Greenfield said the team feels really good about its chances in Class B. Senior RB Mike Miller rushed for over 2,100 yards and scored 33 TDs last season.

Can Coyle finally break through into the Class C playoffs?

The Bluejackets are in their seventh season of football and have yet to make the playoffs. But last season, Coyle finished fifth in the brutal District C-3, which includes defending state champion Deer Creek-Lamont.

This season, the Bluejackets return senior running back Magnus Scott, who rushed for over 1,500 yards and 28 touchdowns last season.

The key game to Coyle's playoff chances will be Week 2 against Medford. Last year, Medford won on a last-second touchdown and ended up in fourth place because of the win.

Will Shattuck reclaim the Class C title this year?

Shattuck won the Class C state championship every year between 2003 and 2008, but its national eight-man winning streak record of 93 was snapped in the 2009 quarterfinals.

Then, the Indians lost in the Class C semifinals last year.

Will coach Troy Bullard's team reclaim its top spot this year?

The Indians return nine starters this year, including four-year starter Aaron McCandless at quarterback.

Whether Shattuck wins back the title or not, expect the Indians to be in the discussion deep into the Class C playoffs in 2011.