“We're going to run the triple option,” the elder King said. “He's the best bet at quarterback to make that happen.”
King had 37 catches last season after tying the school's single-season records with 56 catches a sophomore.
OOLOGAH'S SHOT-PUTTING LINEMAN
Tyler Base can bench 300 pounds, squat over 400 pounds and dead lift just about 500 pounds. That strength helped him rack up 72 pancakes last season.
So it makes sense that the 6-foot-4, 280-pound senior is a three-year starter at Oologah on the offensive and defensive lines.
He's being recruited by Division-I universities like New Mexico, Tulsa, North Texas and Lousiana-Monroe.
If all that doesn't speak enough to his strength, Base finished third at the state track meet in shot put in the spring.
*Tulsa McLain returns an impressive pair of two-way seniors. Wide receiver/defensive back Nigel Carter had 652 yards for nine touchdowns last season. Carter is committed to Tulsa. Senior Bishop Louie, who's also a wide receiver/defensive back, had 764 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Louie is being recruited by North Texas, Central Arkansas and Ohio.
*New Miami athletic director and football coach James Cheetham is looking for his team to get comfortable with two new systems: a spread up-tempo offense and a 4-2-5 attacking defense. The Wardogs went 0-10 for the first time in program history last season.
District 4A-3 coaches' poll
T1. Wagoner (11-2)
T1. Catoosa (5-6)
3. Oologah (6-5)
4. Tulsa McLain (7-3)
5. Cleveland (9-3)
6. Vinita (3-7)
7. Miami (0-10)
8. Tulsa Webster (1-9)
Note: Last season's records in parentheses.