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Class 5A football: Preseason rankings

by Scott Wright Published: August 29, 2014

1. Shawnee (9-3): QB John Jacobs is the playmaker, but Tristan Wyatt leads a talented offensive line that makes the Wolves go.

2. Lawton MacArthur (10-3): Senior QB Will Collins has the Highlanders firmly in the state championship discussion after throwing for 29 touchdowns last season.

3. McAlester (12-2): QB Dalton Wood guides an offense with an experienced line.

4. Guthrie (14-0): Must replace star RB Kai Callins, but Idae Alexander rushed for 1,200 yards in a secondary role.

5. Carl Albert (9-3): Depth is a concern for the Titans, but talent and coaching are not.

6. Del City (7-4): Junior QB Terry Wilson is primed for a breakout season, and senior WR/CB Davion Freeman returns as a big-play threat.

7. Pryor (8-4): QB Brennon Barth leads an experienced, confident offense.

8. Collinsville (10-3): A tough nondistrict schedule will test a talented yet inexperienced team.

9. Tulsa Kelley (6-5) :Talented dual-threat QB Ryan Martin returns to lead the Comet offense.

10. Deer Creek (6-5): Linebacker Blake Landon led the team in tackles as a sophomore last season.

11. Coweta (4-6): Coweta’s no-huddle scheme and influx of athletes will test opposing defenses under new coach Jay Wilkinson.

12. Ardmore (8-3): The Tigers return a lot of speed on a stout defense led by seniors Jarred Hall (LB), Kevion McGee (CB), and Keyshawn Brown (CB).

13. Duncan (3-6): Coming off a losing season, the Demons’ tradition-rich program is looking to return to success under new coach Craig Benson.

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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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