District 3A-4 notes: Chandler gets respect as favorite; Little Axe after another playoff berth

By Scott Wright, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com Modified: August 13, 2010 at 5:16 pm •  Published: August 13, 2010
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Coach Tony Smith must develop a quarterback, but there are plenty of skilled players on offense, led by running back Robby Dryden. In his fourth year as a starter, the 5-foot-8, 175-pound senior has rushed for more than 3,000 yards in his career and is drawing recruiting interest from Baylor and Texas Tech.

Allen leads Demon defense

In a district like 3A-4, a strong defense will be valuable, and Perkins-Tryon coach Lloyd Wertman has a good group of linebackers to build his defense around.

Seniors Kenneth Allen and Hayden White, along with junior Justin Adkison, are three-year starters at linebacker.

Allen led the way with 137 tackles and two interceptions last season. The 6-foot-2, 240-pounder's recruiting interest ranges from Oklahoma, Tulsa and Arkansas to Central Oklahoma and South Dakota State.

Extra points

Bethel is in its first year under new coach Eddie Paul, a 35-year veteran with head coaching stops in Lindsay, Woodward, Velma-Alma and Plainview. ... A big offensive line will be opening holes for Bristow running back Leonard Fullbright, whose ability to make people miss could put him among the top runners in the class.


District 3A-4 coaches' poll

1. Chandler (7-5)

2. Star Spencer (12-2)

3. Bristow (6-4)

4. Prague (6-5)

5. Perkins-Tryon (5-5)

6. Little Axe (8-3)

7. Bethel (2-8)

2009 records in parentheses

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