By Robert Przybylo
Ryan Aber has been doing these for the official programs. So here ya go:
Ranking: No. 4
Coach: Randy Breeze, fourth season at Lawton
Previous state titles: 1962 (2A), 1963 (2A), 1970 (4A), 1987 (5A)
Road to 2010 semifinals: Beat Edmond Memorial 28-13, beat Broken Arrow 35-21
2009 record (playoffs): 9-3 (Beat Edmond North 34-16, lost to Tulsa Union 63-25)
Last week: Junior quarterback Brandon Bartlett, who took over as the starting quarterback when Cody Miller was lost for the season with an injury early in the year, threw for 225 yards. Lawton led 20-14 early in the fourth before a Bartlett touchdown pass to Tyrequek Zimmerman gave them a cushion. Zimmerman also scored on a 61-yard reverse later.
Player to watch: Deaquan Wojciechowski, RB. Wojciechowski has 17 touchdown and 1,504 yards rushing, including 169 in last week’s win.
Notable: First undefeated regular season since 1998, when they won 12 consecutive games before losing to Tulsa Union 35-19. … Zimmerman has nearly 600 yards receiving. … Jabral Johnson leads the Wolverines in tackles with 99. … D.J. Ward and Patrick Diaz have eight sacks each. … Cody Inger is 6 for 7 on field-goal attempts with a long of 48.
TULSA UNION REDSKINS
Ranking: No. 2
Coach: Kirk Fridrich, fourth season at Union
Previous state titles: 1963 (C), 2002 (6A), 2004 (6A), 2005 (6A), 2008 (6A), 2009 (6A)
Road to 2010 semifinals: Beat Muskogee 56-7, beat Edmond North 58-17.
2009 record (playoffs): 13-1 (Beat Claremore 27-9, beat Lawton 63-25, beat Broken Arrow 24-13, beat Jenks 52-19)
Last week: Jalen Hearron helped the Redskins put the game away early, scoring three first-quarter touchdowns as Union rolled to the semifinals. Hearron scored on runs of 2, 63 and 68 yards and finished with 204 yards on just 10 carries.
Player to watch: Kale Pearson, QB. The Redskins senior missed several games due to injury in the middle of the season but since his return, Union’s offense has been on fire. He’s thrown for more than 1,500 yards.
Notable: Scored 50 or more points in four consecutive games. … Only loss came to Jenks on Sept. 10, 33-7. … The Redskins held Edmond North to just 158 yards of total offense last week. … Hunter Atyia returned a kick 84 yards for a score in last week’s win. … Wide receiver Stephon Weaver is closing in on 1,000 receiving yards for the season and averages more than 18 per reception. … Hearron has more than 800 rushing yards.
Coach: Bill Patterson, fourth season at Owasso
Previous state titles: 1974 (3A)*
Road to 2010 semifinals: Beat Norman 51-44 (5OT), beat Westmoore 16-6
2009 record (playoffs): 6-5 (Lost to Bartlesville 14-7)
Last week: Alex Culbertson had a pair of fumble recoveries and the Rams intercepted two Westmoore passes as the Rams defense held Westmoore to less than 240 yards of total offense.
Player to watch: Keon Hatcher, WR. The junior has more than 800 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, including a 31-yard reception for what proved to be the game-winning score against Westmoore.
Notable: Won six consecutive games after starting 2-4. … Making just their second trip to the semifinals since 1982. The Rams last made the semifinals in 2006, when now-Tulsa Union coach Kirk Fridrich coached the Rams to a 10-3 season that also included a second-round playoff win at Westmoore. … Zach Collins and Nathan Frescaz each have more than 100 tackles. … Joe Lindsey has around 800 receiving yards. … Scottie Prelow is the Rams leading rusher with more than 800 yards.
*Shared title with Ada
Ranking: No. 1
Coach: Allan Trimble, 15th season at Jenks
Previous state titles: 1979 (3A), 1982 (5A), 1993 (6A), 1996 (6A), 1997 (6A), 1998 (6A), 1999 (6A), 2000 (6A), 2001 (6A), 2003 (6A), 2006 (6A), 2007 (6A)
Road to 2010 semifinals: Beat Bixby 56-26, beat Lawton Eisenhower 57-7
2009 record (playoffs): 13-1 (Beat Yukon 44-6, beat Edmond Memorial 28-14, beat Southmoore 44-26, lost to Tulsa Union 52-19)
Last week: The Trojans jumped up big early, leading 42-0 at halftime in blowing out the Eagles. Alex Ross had touchdown runs of 70, 30 and 76 yards and had a 13-yard touchdown reception. He finished with 232 yards on 18 carries.
Player to watch: Sawyer Kollmorgen, QB. The senior became Jenks’ career passing leader and threw for four touchdowns in last week’s win.
Notable: Allowed seven or fewer points in seven games, including a pair of shutouts. … Scored 50 or more points nine times. … Ross and Zach Langer each have more than 800 yards on the ground. … Last year’s state runner-up team was coached by now-Bixby coach Loren Montgomery. … Trojans have won 57 consecutive games against teams other than Tulsa Union. Their last loss to another team was Sept. 22, 2006 when Tulsa Washington beat Jenks 43-37 in three overtimes.