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Class 3A football: Preseason Oklahoma high school football rankings

by Trent Shadid Published: August 26, 2014

1. Kingfisher (15-0): The defending champions are primed for another title run with a strong defense and championship game star Nick Smith at RB.

2. Douglass (11-2): One of Class 4A’s top teams could be a powerhouse with the move down to 3A.

3. Victory Christian (11-1): Junior QB Keats Calhoon led the state as a sophomore last season with 3,350 yards through the air.

4. Seminole (13-1): Senior QB Doc Harvey is one of just two returning starters on an offense that must replace star RB Papi White.

5. Locust Grove (12-1): QB Mason Fine returns after leading the Pirates to one of their most successful seasons.

6. Blanchard (13-1): Replacing RB Braden Stringer won’t be easy, but the Lions return most of their offensive line.

7. Heritage Hall (6-5): The Chargers are looking to contend behind highly touted QB Connor McGinnis.

8. Plainview (13-1): Inexperience is Plainview’s biggest concern after losing 16 starters from last season’s run to the semifinals.

9. Beggs (10-3): RB Kerry Daniels is expected to have another big season after rushing for over 1,500 yards in 2013.

10. Bethany (7-4): QB Kyle Duke is entering his third year as a starter and threw for 1,587 yards last year.

11. Lincoln Christian (8-5): QB Micah Wilson and WR Alec Davidson lead one of 3A’s top passing attacks.

12. Lone Grove (8-3): Junior RB Jeremy Lewis, who rushed for 2,176 yards last season, is one of 19 returning starters.

13. Marlow (6-5): Dual-threat QB Braeden O’Dell gives the Outlaws a versatile athlete to lead Rob Renshaw’s offense.

14. Roland (6-5): QB Manuel Bunch and TE/DE Austin Cantrell make the Rangers a potential sleeper.

15. Berryhill (9-3): Ty Walker returns at QB after accounting for 2,400 yards of offense last season.

16. Stigler (8-3): The Panthers may throw 40-plus times a game this season with senior QB Dylan Bryant.

17. Jones (7-5): Junior DT Ty Hughes will anchor a solid defense while the offense aims to find an identity with a new QB.

18. Spiro (8-3): Senior QB/DB McKinley Whitfield is one of the most talented playmakers in the state.

19. Hilldale (10-3): The Hornets hope to continue their recent success as they’ve won at least nine games in three straight seasons.

20. Cushing (8-3): The Tigers have several holes to fill offensively.

21. Purcell (6-5): The Dragons will look for a repeat playoff appearance behind nine returning starters on defense.

22. Madill (4-6): After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2007 last season, the Wildcats are looking for a bounce-back season.

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by Trent Shadid
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Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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