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Class 5A rankings: Carl Albert, McAlester top preseason rankings

by Jacob Unruh Published: August 25, 2013

1. Carl Albert (9-5)

Titans are still loaded with 14 total returning starters, including breakout athlete Stevie Thompson.

2. McAlester (8-5)

The pass-catch duo of Dalton Wood and Caden Pratt could be very dangerous.

3. McGuinness (11-2)

Offense will score behind big offensive line, but questions remain in young secondary.

4. Guthrie (10-2)

Kai Callins is healthy, and coach Rafe Watkins has found a suitable replacement for Bryan Dutton with Reed Roberts.

5. Deer Creek (10-2)

Some new faces at key positions, but sack machine Eli Hooks should anchor a strong defense.

6. Tulsa East Central (9-5*)

Quarterback Trevon Cherry returns, but the weapons around him have changed drastically.

7. Lawton MacArthur (8-3)

The Highlanders have experience up front, but for the first time in a long time no standout names at skill positions.

8. Coweta (6-5)

Linebacker Tristan Butcher leads the Tigers' front seven, which is entirely intact from last season.

9. Claremore (10-2)

Returns a plethora of talent in what looks to be final year in Class 5A.

10. Tulsa Kelley (9-3)

Heavy on talent at the skill positions, coach JJ Tappana will utilize the spread more often instead of his usual power game.

11. Del City (9-2)

Running back Anthony Mason returns after a stellar 2012 with 864 rushing yards and eight touchdowns.

12. Ardmore (5-6)

The Tigers' defense returns eight from last year, and standout Carter Swanson could be primed for a big season.

13. Shawnee (5-6)

Eighteen total starters return, including dual-threat quarterback John Jacobs, who accounted for more than 2,200 total yards last season.

14. Duncan (6-5)

Running backs Je'Mario McCoy and Austin Drake return behind a veteran offensive line as the Demons look to improve on last season's first-round exit.

15. Tulsa Central (3-7)

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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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