Anadarko running back Sheldon Wilson, who was The Oklahoman's All-State Offensive Player of the Year and was featured in Sports Illustrated in December, was named as MaxPreps.com's Small Schools Player of the Year and was on the website's Small School All-American team.
Wilson rushed for 3,335 yards and 57 touchdowns, and finished the season with 64 total scores. Both touchdown marks are state records.
Wilson, who is still awaiting an NCAA Division I offer, appears likely to start his college career at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami, a junior college that has produced several D-1 players.
Wilson said MaxPreps will present Anadarko's football team with a plaque for finishing as the website's No. 2-ranked small school team in the country at halftime of Tuesday's home basketball game.
Joining Wilson on the All-American team were Heritage Hall receiver Sterling Shepard, an Oklahoma commit, and Metro Christian quarterback Andrew Hearon. Both were also Oklahoman All-Staters.
YUKON'S DEEDS PICKS WASHBURN
After an enjoyable visit Friday and Saturday, Yukon safety Derek Deeds decided Washburn was the place for him.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound senior verbally committed to the Topeka, Kan., school on Saturday.
Deeds, a second-team All-State selection by The Oklahoman, had 67 tackles and was among the best in Class 6A with seven interceptions in helping the Millers to a 7-4 season. He also had 46 receptions for 596 yards with four touchdowns and rushed for 270 yards.
Washburn coaches want to utilize him as a free safety.
“The facilities are awesome and the coaches are really cool,” Deeds said. “We definitely will have a chance to win it all.”
The Ichabods were ranked No. 11 in the final coaches' rankings of 2011, the school's highest final ranking since joining NCAA Division II.
DEL CITY TAKES DOWN MIDWEST CITY
With 14 points from Jamal Moseley and some clutch free throw shooting on Saturday, Del City defeated Midwest City 53-50 in boys basketball for the first time in more than a decade.
Steffon Herd added 12 points for the Eagles, currently ranked No. 1 in Class 5A. The Eagles fell behind 18-6 in the first quarter, but fought back to take a one-point halftime lead.
“We finished well around the basket, and we were good at the free throw line,” Del City coach Tim Stogsdill said.
Del City point guard A.J. Holland scored all nine of his points on free throws, and Keith Glover had eight points, going 6-of-6 at the line. The Eagles were 21-of-31 as a team.
PLAINVIEW'S DAVIS WINS PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Plainview's Alex Davis was named the Gatorade Oklahoma Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year, it was announced Thursday.
In addition to recognizing athletic excellence, the award also recognizes academic achievement and exemplary character on an off the course.
The junior won the Class 3A individual state title last year with a time of 11:25, finishing 39 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher and helping Plainview win the team title.
She finished third at the 2011 Nike Cross Nationals South Regional championships and won the Oklahoma Meet of Champions and the Arkansas/Oklahoma All-Star meet.Davis is now a finalist for the Gatorade national runner of the year, which will be announced later this month.