Tazden Jevons' name has become a familiar one across Class 2A football after the 6-foot, 215-pound Dibble senior rushed for 2,000 yards last year. But he also anchors an impressive group of linebackers that will be vital to the Demons' success this season.
Senior Jacob Neidel had 92 tackles last season, and is joined by Dakota Miegs and Nick Hearon at the linebacker positions.
After moving up from Class A last fall, the Demons are viewed as a legitimate playoff contender.
RUF-NEX LOOKING FOR REPEAT PLAYOFF TRIP
Though they won only four games last year, the Crooked Oak Ruf-Nex won the right four, earning a playoff berth.
Now, with veteran coach Dennis McCray taking over, the Ruf-Nex will try to build on that experience with eight returning starters on each side of the ball.
The offense will lead on DeAntray Hawkins, who led the team in rushing and was second in receiving last year.
* Luther will count on three key seniors to try to lead them into the playoff hunt — linebacker Lance Sumner, receiver/defensive back Blake Browning and running back/linebacker Keyante Fountain.
* Northeast will count heavily on Elijah Bronner, who could factor in at quarterback, running back or wide receiver. And junior lineman Jervis Hollingsworth, 6-foot-1, 260 pounds, is already beginning to catch the eye of colleges.
District 2A-2 coaches' poll
1. Millwood (10-2)
2. Oklahoma Christian (14-1)
3. Christian Heritage (5-6)
4. Dibble (4-6)
5. Crooked Oak (4-7)
6. Luther (2-8)
7. Northeast (1-9)
Note: Last year's records in parentheses