Linebackers to lead NobleTrying to find a defensive line and a secondary won’t be easy for Noble, but the linebacker spot is something coach Ray Crawley doesn’t have to worry about. Three starters return from last year’s group with seniors Kaylon Mercer and Matt Kent and junior Trey Jones.
Extra pointsMontana Lyons is taking over for Darrell Peterson as the new coach at Capitol Hill. The Redskins return five offensive and four defensive starters. ... Harrah’s strength should be its defense, which returns eight starters, including lineman Dylan Aguilar. ... Ardmore quarterback Reed Downing is a three-year starter and hopes to take the Tigers back to the playoffs after a rare season in which they missed the postseason.
District 5A-2 coaches’ poll1. Carl Albert (12-2) 2. Guthrie (10-2) 3. Shawnee (8-3) 4. Ardmore (6-4) 5. Noble (4-6) 6. Durant (6-5) 7. Harrah (2-8) 8. Capitol Hill (1-9)