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Class C rankings: Tipton, Cherokee top preseason rankings

by Scott Wright and Trent Shadid Published: August 25, 2013
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1. Tipton (14-0)

Seven starters are back on a defense that shut out 11 opponents last year.

2. Cherokee (12-1)


Returning five two-way standouts from semifinal appearance in 2012.

3. Sharon-Mutual (11-2)

Aiming to make state finals after back-to-back semifinal losses.

4. Ryan (9-2)

Home game against Tipton Oct. 25 could decide district title.

5. Deer Creek-Lamont (8-4)

Young talent must step up at the skill positions.

6. Thackerville (9-2)

Wildcats are the team to beat in District C-4.

7. Balko (8-4)

Wyatt Casper and Grady Frantz lead a solid rushing attack.

8. Bluejacket (8-3)

Hoping to build on breakout season.

9. Maud (6-4)

Could contend for title in wide-open district.

10. Shattuck (3-6)

Eight offensive starters return.

11. Buffalo (5-5)

Favorable district schedule could mean playoffs.

12. Wesleyan Christian (8-4)

Will rely on young talent to step up.

13. Temple (6-5)

Games at Tipton and Ryan highlight a difficult schedule.

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by Scott Wright
Reporter
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 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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