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.
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