Class 5A high school football rankings: Guthrie, Lawton MacArthur among top teams

With quarterback Bryan Dutton returning, Guthrie is the preseason favorite in Class 5A, but Lawton MacArthur and Tulsa East Central also look strong.
BY RYAN ABER Modified: August 25, 2012 at 10:33 pm •  Published: August 26, 2012

13. Tulsa Central (8-3)

Devanta Johnson's return after brief transfer gives Braves a boost.

14. Bishop McGuinness (10-3)

Eight returning starters on offense but just three on defense.

15. Pryor (9-3)

Jason Freeman takes over Tigers, who surprised last year with second-round run.

16. Durant (5-6)

WR/RB Dakota Diessner is a versatile threat in Lions' offense.

17. Chickasha (5-5)

Strong group of linemen return as Chicks look to make playoffs for first time since 2006.

18. El Reno (3-7)

Six starters return on defensive side for team that barely missed playoffs.

19. Collinsville (4-6)

Defense figures to be the strength for the Cardinals.

20. Claremore (4-6)

Zebras return eight on offense as they look to finish above .500 for first time since 2009.

21. Skiatook (4-5)

Experience along the lines figures to be key for the Bulldogs, who missed the playoffs last year.

22. Altus (3-7)

Diquon Woodhouse returns after missing time with injury last year.

23. Grove (4-6)

LB Anthony Krause is also one of the best kickers in the class.

24. Tahlequah (3-7)

Strong returners up front have Tigers hoping for improvement.

25. Tulsa Memorial (3-6)

Novis Collum headlines a strong group of returning starters.

26. Southeast (2-8)

Steven Smith gives the Spartans a huge presence up front.

27. Northwest (3-7)

Will Knights continue improvement shown last year or backslide?

28. Noble (2-8)

Eight returning starters on offense should point to improvement on that side.

29. Guymon (1-9)

Moving up to 5A and have just four wins in last four seasons since 2007 playoff appearance.

30. Western Heights (1-9)

Tough district could slow Jets' rebuilding efforts.

31. Capitol Hill (1-9)

Marcus Williams gives the Redskins a big target at TE.

32. Tulsa Hale (1-9)

Former Muskogee coach and OU standout Tony Peters takes the reins of a young team.

BY RYAN ABER



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