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.
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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