District 5A-1 football preview: Lawton MacArthur the clear favorite

Lawton MacArthur was a near-unanimous choice to win District 5A-1 after making a run to the title game a year ago.
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND RYAN ABER Published: August 25, 2012
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“You don't want it where Corey has to make a play,” Warehime said. “Sometimes you've got to line up between the tackles and go to work, be physical and knock people back. We were good at that last year.”

PEREZ GIVES ALTUS A WEAPON

While much of the focus on Altus offensively centers around running back Diquon Woodhouse, the Bulldogs also feature one of the state's top kickers in Michael Perez.

Altus coach Chad Stone said Perez is “automatic from the 45 and in.”

Stone also said Perez, who averages more than 40 yards per punt as well, has added distance to his kickoffs as well, almost ensuring a touchback.

Altus has nine offensive starters back from last season, including Woodhouse, who missed most of last year with an ACL tear.

Extra points

Capitol Hill is turning to a new quarterback, Eddie Aguirre, who coach Jason Webster believes can be a dual-threat option. “He played wide receiver last year, but he has really been able to make some good reads and run with the ball well. He had a good summer in 7-on-7,” Webster said. ... Get ready for a double dose of Steven Smith from Southeast. The Spartans' offensive line is anchored by Steven Smith, who will be opening holes for — you guessed it — running back Steven Smith.


District 5A-1 coaches' poll

1. Lawton MacArthur (13-1)

2. Duncan (8-4)

3. Del City (1-9)

4. Ardmore (8-5)

5. Chickasha (5-5)

6. Altus (3-7)

7. Southeast (2-8)

8. Capitol Hill (1-9)

Note: Last year's records in parentheses.

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