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Class 4A football: Preseason rankings

With seven starters back on each side of the ball, the Anadarko Warriors are looking to make their fourth straight title game and win a third title.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid Published: August 28, 2014

1. Anadarko (14-0): With seven starters back on each side of the ball, the Warriors are looking to make their fourth straight title game and win a third title.

2. Ada (7-4): An instant contender since dropping back to 4A two seasons ago, the Cougars are still hunting for their next state title.

3. Clinton (8-4): After an injury-riddled season, the Red Tornadoes are looking to return to the title game under Phil Koons following a one-year absence.

4. Cascia Hall (9-2): WR Reece Lambert returns after averaging 16.4 yards per reception and scoring 11 touchdowns last season.

5. Woodward (8-4): Do-it-all senior Lane Reazin will carry the load, especially early as the Boomers work to replace some key players.

6. Tuttle (8-4): A new coach, a new class, same high expectations for the Tigers with the move up to 4A.

7. Wagoner (12-1): The Bulldogs must find a way to replace the production of RB Lawrence Evitt, who rushed for more than 6,500 yards and 78 TDs the past four years.

8. Fort Gibson (6-5): Senior QB/S JR Singleton leads the way for a team returning eight starters on offense and seven on defense.

9. Poteau (12-2): RB Roger Barcheers and LB Austin Archey are returning standouts from last year’s state runner-up squad.

10. Newcastle (8-4): The Racers move to Class 4A with talented players like QB Casey Freeman and RB Zach Bergt.

11. Glenpool (5-5): An experienced senior class, led by RB/DB Parker West, gives the Warriors hope.

12. Oologah (8-4): RB Jimmy McKinney is receiving interest from multiple Big 12 schools after rushing for 1,286 yards and 16 TDs as a sophomore.

13. Metro Christian (11-1): Junior QB Abe Anderson tossed 23 touchdowns and just three interceptions last season, and returns top target Jake Koenig.

14. Sallisaw (8-3): Their veteran offensive line’s ability to protect will be a key to success protecting talented QB Quint Scoufos will be a key to the team’s success.

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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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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
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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