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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Dillon Noble, Deer Creek

Junior kicker

College choice: Undecided.

This season: Noble was 8 of 12 on field goals, hitting a career-long 58-yarder in the playoffs. He was also 70 of 71 on PATs.

Warren Wand, Edmond Memorial

Sophomore kick returner

College: Undecided

This season: The Bulldogs' Magic Wand sparked the team's turnaround from 0-5 to reach the playoffs. Wand finished with 1,812 yards and 15 touchdowns on 202 rushing attempts, an average of 9.0 yards per carry.

FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE

Evan Coles, Norman North

Senior defensive lineman

College choice: Being recruited by Missouri Southern and UCO.

This season: Coles had 85 tackles, 12 sacks and 28 hurries this season, earning District 6A-3 Defensive Lineman of the Year.

David Love, Bishop McGuinness

Senior defensive lineman

College: Being recruited by Ohio, Navy, Army, Holy Cross and Cornell among others.

This season: Whether at tight end or defensive end, Love was routinely in position for a big play. He scored six touchdowns receiving and had 92 tackles with 11 sacks and two interceptions defensively.

Kyler Walker, Carl Albert

Senior defensive lineman

College choice: Undecided.

This season: Walker, a three-year starter on both sides of the ball, had 80 tackles and four sacks on defense. He was the Titans' lineman of the year.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jordan Evans, Norman North

Senior linebacker

College choice: Oklahoma

This season: Evans did a little of everything for the Timberwolves including return kicks and run the wildcat quarterback but he was most dominant defensively. He had 94 tackles and nine sacks.

Nick Jeffreys, Bishop McGuinness

Senior linebacker

College: Being recruited by Army, Navy and Holy Cross among others.

This season: Jeffreys did a little of everything on offense, with a touchdown rushing, receiving and passing, but he starred at linebacker, where he totaled 185 tackles, six sacks and an interception.

Austin Loomis, Deer Creek

Senior linebacker

College choice: Undecided.

This season: Loomis had a monster year, with 245 tackles, including 20 for loss. For his career, he recorded more than 420 tackles. Antlers coach Grant Gower said Loomis “is a great tackler and has a nose for the ball.”

Josh Morgan, Westmoore

Senior linebacker

College choice: Being recruited by Air Force, OBU and North Texas among others.

This season: Morgan had 141 tackles and a pair of sacks this season. For his career, he had 407 tackles. He earned District 6A-2 Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Jaxon Uhles, Norman North

Senior linebacker

College choice: Being recruited by Ohio, Colorado State, UCO and Emporia State among others.

This season: Uhles was sometimes overlooked on the defense that also included Jordan Evans but he was every bit the force Evans was, with 163 tackles and four sacks. Uhles also scored six rushing touchdowns as the Timberwolves used the “U-Haul” package in short-yardage situations with Uhles at QB.

Khari Harding, Edmond Santa Fe

Senior defensive back

College choice: Arkansas

This season: Harding had 109 tackles and three interceptions as a senior and also saw some time on offense, scoring a rushing touchdown.

Corey Lawrence, Del City

Senior defensive back

College choice: Being recruited by Oregon State, New Mexico, Kansas State, Arkansas State and Tulsa.

This season: Lawrence made a big impact on both sides of the ball. Offensively, he had 852 rushing yards and 553 receiving yards and scored a combined 17 touchdowns. He also averaged nearly 40 yards per punt.

Jhames West, Westmoore

Senior defensive back

College choice: Being recruited by Colorado State, Wyoming, New Mexico and UCO among others.

This season: West spent some time at defensive back in crucial situations but clearly his biggest asset was on offense. West threw for 1,285 yards and 13 touchdowns and ran for 802 and 10 scores as he made the transition back to quarterback after playing receiver as a junior.

Justice Hansen, Edmond Santa Fe

Junior punter

College choice: Undecided.

This season: Hansen averaged more than 35 yards per punt but his biggest contribution came at quarterback, where he threw for 3,079 yards and 36 touchdowns and ran for 773 yards and 14 scores.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Gary Rose, Carl Albert

This season: After a 1-5 start, the Titans were faced with the prospect of having to win out just to make the playoffs. They did just that, then rolled through Del City, Claremore, Bishop McGuinness and finally Tulsa East Central for Rose's ninth state title. Only Jenks' Allan Trimble has won more state championships than Rose.



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