Big All-City football first team

Read more about the players on The Oklahoman's 2012 Big All-City football first team.
BY RYAN ABER AND SCOTT WRIGHT Published: December 21, 2012
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First-team offense

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Steven Thompson, Carl Albert

Junior quarterback

College choice: Undecided.

This season: Thompson hadn't played much varsity before this year and finished with 1,926 yards and 36 touchdowns rushing and 1,395 yards passing. He also came up with several crucial interceptions during the playoffs when he was asked to play more defense.

A.J. West, Yukon

Senior running back

College choice: Being recruited by NEO, Missouri Southern, SNU, UCO and Henderson State.

This season: Out of football since junior high, West sparked the Millers by averaging 8.3 yards per carry, rushing for 1,434 yards and 14 touchdowns on 173 carries as Yukon made its fourth straight playoff appearance.

Jimmy Wood, Noble

Senior running back

College choice: Undecided.

This season: Wood nearly willed Noble to the playoffs with one of the best individual performances the school has seen in recent history, rushing for 1,778 yards and 24 touchdowns on 240 carries.

Cody Chancellor, Bishop McGuinness

Senior wide receiver

College choice: Being recruited by Ohio, Tulsa, Penn, Yale and Emporia State.

This season: Chancellor finished with 1,397 yards and 21 touchdowns on just 61 catches to help the Irish reach the state semifinals in their first season in Class 5A football.

Jake Higginbotham, Norman North

Senior wide receiver

College choice: Undecided.

This season: Higginbotham had 1,066 yards and 10 touchdowns receiving, becoming the favorite target of Timberwolves' quarterback Peyton Gavras.

Trevan Smith, Edmond Santa Fe

Senior wide receiver

College choice: Undecided.

This season: Smith was a dynamic playmaker for the Wolves, with 1,333 yards and 15 touchdowns receiving on just 60 catches. He also threw for a touchdown and had 44 tackles on defense.

Carlos Freeman, Midwest City

Senior offensive lineman

College choice: Washington State

This season: Freeman has been the anchor of the Bombers' offensive line for the last two seasons. He had seven pancake blocks this season and is also a standout wrestler.

Caleb Holland, Carl Albert

Senior offensive lineman

College choice: Undecided.

This season: Holland was a versatile piece to the Titans' offense line, helping block for Thompson and earning all-district honors in 5A-2.

Heath Newland, Edmond North

Senior offensive lineman

College: Will walk on at Oklahoma.

This season: For the last two seasons, Newland has anchored the offensive front for one of the state's most balanced attacks. This year, the Huskies rushed for 221 yards per game and threw for 175.

Zac Uhles, Norman

Senior offensive lineman

College choice: Tulsa

This season: Uhles was the top offensive lineman on the Tigers, who ran for more than 3,500 yards. Norman coach Greg Nation said Uhles is “who you want every one of your players to emulate.”

Jake Warehime, Del City

Senior offensive lineman

College choice: Being recruited by Navy, Arkansas State and Central Arkansas.

This season: Warehime is the unquestioned captain of the Eagles' offensive line. He had more than 100 knockdown blocks in each of his three years as a starter and was a big reason Del City made it back to the playoffs this season after a long drought.



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