High school football: District A-2 preview

Hollis' Khalil Johnson can do it all on the football field.
by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: August 23, 2013

Hollis free safety Khalil Johnson is only a junior.

But the two-year starter was named to almost every postseason awards team last year and preseason team at the start of the 2013 season.

The honors flowed in after Johnson registered eight interceptions and 24 tackles. He also stood in at quarterback, throwing for 932 yards, rushing for 1,081 more and scoring 36 touchdowns.

Oh, and he punted, too.

Johnson's used to being the star. During the offseason, he finished first at the state track meet in the 100-meter sprint (10.97 seconds).



Burns Flat-Dill City linebacker and fullback Tanner Renken only has one year as a starter under his belt. But that doesn't stop the 6-foot-2, 240 pound junior from leading in the weight room.

Renken lines up next to fellow strong man Aaron Knight, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound junior. He is a two-year starter.


Thomas might have lost 15 seniors, but the Terriers return a lot of talent, like Schell Apple.

Apple, a wide receiver and linebacker, is a 6-3, 170-pound three-year starter. He is one of the best wide receivers in Class A. Last season, Apple registered 100 receptions. Defensively, he accumulated 51 tackles and one interception.

That's not all the Terriers have defensively. Senior D.J. Price, 6-1, 170 pounds, is a two-year starter at linebacker who amassed 101 tackles last season.

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by Stephanie Kuzydym
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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