Three questions on Class 6A
1. Is this the year that Jenks and Tulsa Union finally tumble from the throne?
This will be the No. 1 question in Class 6A football until someone actually knocks them off.
There have been some cracks in the armor the last few years. Union's district winning streak finally ended, and Broken Arrow had the Redskins against the wall in the 2011 title game. Jenks hit some rough spots during Union's four-year championship streak that ended last fall.
But each of the last 17 seasons, either Jenks or Union has put it all together at the end to win the gold ball. And until that doesn't happen, predicting the opposite would be silly.
2. Which quarterback will have a better year, Edmond Santa Fe's Justice Hansen or Norman North's David Cornwell?
Cornwell, the Alabama commit, has all the tools. Big frame, bigger arm. He makes all the right reads and throws well on the run. Those are all the reasons he's No. 2 on the Super 30 recruit rankings, two spots ahead of Hansen.
But as for on-field production in the 2013 season, comfort and experience give Hansen the edge. The Oklahoma commit is entering his third year as a starter for coach Lance Manning and the Wolves, while Cornwell is playing just his second season of varsity football, and first at Norman North after moving from Jones.
3. Which team will be the most improved from last season?
Look out for Lawton. The Wolverines were decimated by injuries last season to a variety of key players on the way to a 6-4 finish. But this year's squad has all the pieces to return to an elite level. Coach Randy Breeze's team has a huge offensive line, an experienced quarterback and speed all over the field.
By Scott Wright