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The Oklahoman's Class 5A rankings: Shawnee, Pryor shake up the poll

by Scott Wright Modified: October 21, 2013 at 11:10 am •  Published: October 21, 2013
Shawnee HS junior quarterback John Jacobs during high school football game between the Shawnee Wolves and the Deer Creek Antlers  at Harris Stadium in Shawnee, Friday night, Sep. 13, 2013.    Photo  by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.
Shawnee HS junior quarterback John Jacobs during high school football game between the Shawnee Wolves and the Deer Creek Antlers at Harris Stadium in Shawnee, Friday night, Sep. 13, 2013. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.

The bottom half of the Class 5A top 10 saw some movement this week after big wins by Shawnee and Pryor.

Shawnee ripped off a 42-10 win over previously No. 6 Tulsa Kelley, bumping the Wolves up to No. 7. And Pryor put away previously No. 9 Claremore, then overtook the Zebras’ place in the poll. Pryor jumped in at No. 10, entering the rankings for the first time this season, quite an improvement from its spot at No. 20 in the preseason poll.

At 5-2 on the year, Pryor has already surpassed last year’s four-win total.

No movement in the top half of the poll, which sets up a top-five matchup this week between Guthrie and Deer Creek.

Here’s The Oklahoman’s updated 5A poll:

Rank, Team, Record (Prev.)
1. Guthrie, 7-0 (1)
2. McAlester, 6-1 (2)
3. Carl Albert, 5-2 (3)
4. Lawton MacArthur, 5-2 (4)
5. Deer Creek, 5-2 (5)
6. Ardmore, 6-1 (7)
7. Shawnee, 5-2 (10)
8. Tulsa Kelley, 5-2 (6)
9. Del City, 4-3 (8)
10. Pryor, 5-2 (NR)
Dropped out: Claremore, 5-2 (9)

– 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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