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Class 3A preseason rankings: Blanchard, Kingfisher and Seminole start season ranked on top

by Scott Wright Published: August 25, 2013

1. Blanchard (13-1)

Will last year's state champs fall victim to the wide-open class that is 3A?

2. Kingfisher (14-1)

The team that was heavily favored last year made it to the state title game but lost and comes back this year for another shot.

3. Seminole (12-1)

The Chieftains were unstoppable last season until they met Kingfisher.

4. Heritage Hall (8-4)

Wes Welker is doing big things in the NFL, and so is his alma mater. Led by quarterback Connor McGinnis, the Chargers are set to make a deep run in the playoffs.

5. Tuttle (10-2)

The only team to beat last year's state champion starts off in a good position to make a run.

6. Victory Christian (10-1)

Keats Calhoon, Keats Calhoon and more Keats Calhoon. The quarterback threw for 2,577 yards and 18 TDs as a freshman last season.

7. Cushing (8-3)

Could running back Gage Stallworth rush for even more than the 2,500 yards he piled up last season?

8. Berryhill (9-2)

DE/TE Jeremy Smith, who has committed to Tulsa, could have an even bigger year after finishing last season with 140 tackles and five sacks.

9. Metro Christian (10-3)

Will host Berryhill in what could be a crucial Week 10 matchup.

10. Sequoyah-Claremore (7-6)

The Eagles are looking to improve on last year's run to the state quarterfinals.

11. Jones (11-3)

The Longhorns deal with losing David Cornwell, one of the top QB recruits in the country, after he transferred to Norman North.

12. Bristow (7-4)

The Pirates have high expectations with Brett Jones taking over as coach.

13. Stigler (10-3)

The Panthers look for their third-straight 10-win season

14. Plainview (9-3)

Look to second-year starter Taber Jordan to launch the Indians through the season with his arm.

15. Lincoln Christian (7-4)

After being sidelined because of injury, TE/WR/LB Tim Schwoegler is back to help his team.

16. Hilldale (11-2)

A favorite by the coaches to be the best in their district.

17. Sequoyah-Tahlequah (0-10*)

The Indians grow under new coach Shane Richardson.

18. Beggs (6-5)

New coach Lee Blankenship will lead the Demons after a subpar 2012 season.

19. Purcell (4-6)

New coach Greg Willis is hoping to restore the Dragons' winning tradition.

20. Bethany (4-6)

The Bronchos try to improve on a 1-5 district record from last season.

21. Dewey (5-5)

Can RB/DB Jared Fink get the Bulldogs over the .500 mark in 2013?

22. Roland (9-3)

Returns talented two-way starter Austin Cantrell at TE and DE.

23. Madill (11-1)

After losing 21 to graduation, the young Wildcats could struggle early.

24. Perkins-Tryon (5-6)

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by Scott Wright
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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