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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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