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The Oklahoman's Class 5A rankings: Del City makes another move

by Scott Wright Modified: September 30, 2013 at 11:05 am •  Published: September 30, 2013
Del City's Terry Wilson carries the ball late in the second quarter and is tackled by Lawton MacArthur's Lorenzo West during a high school football game between the Lawton MacArthur Highlanders and the Del City Eagles on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 in Del City, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Del City's Terry Wilson carries the ball late in the second quarter and is tackled by Lawton MacArthur's Lorenzo West during a high school football game between the Lawton MacArthur Highlanders and the Del City Eagles on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 in Del City, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

Del City began the season ranked No. 11 in The Oklahoman’s preseason poll. And despite a pair of losses to ranked 6A teams, the Eagles have slowly climbed up the poll. Friday’s 20-point win over then-No. 3 Lawton MacArthur boosted Del City to the third spot in this week’s poll.

McAlester held onto the fourth spot, setting up a big matchup with visiting Shawnee this Friday.

And Deer Creek dropped to No. 6, but that was merely a product of Del City’s jump, not punishment for Deer Creek’s loss to No. 1 Carl Albert.

The bottom four spots held steady. Carl Albert and No. 10 McGuinness will meet this week in a rematch of last year’s Class 5A semifinal.

Here’s the latest version of The Oklahoman’s Class 5A rankings:

Rank, Team, Record (Prev.)
1. Carl Albert, 3-1 (1)
2. Guthrie, 4-0 (2)
3. Del City, 2-2 (6)
4. McAlester, 3-1 (4)
5. Lawton MacArthur, 2-2 (3)
6. Deer Creek, 2-2 (5)
7. Shawnee, 3-1 (7)
8. Tulsa Kelley, 3-1 (8)
9. Claremore, 3-1 (9)
10. McGuinness, 2-2 (10)
Dropped out: None

– Scott Wright, swright@opubco.com
Twitter: @ScottWrightOK

by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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