District A-5 football preview: Lineman Levi Allen key for Wynnewood

Wynnewood lineman Levi Allen controls the line of scrimmage, according to coach Brad O'Steen.
by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: August 25, 2013
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The 2012 state runner-up Wynnewood Savages return seven starters on offense and defense.

One of those starters is a two-way player, left tackle and defensive tackle Levi Allen.

Savages coach Brad O'Steen called Allen a “hot motor” for his aggressive style of football.

Allen is a 6-foot-1, 294-pound senior. He is being recruited by New Mexico, Memphis, Central Oklahoma, Northwestern State and Pitt State (Kan.).

O'Steen called Allen a “dominant lineman who has done a really great job for us blocking defensively. He does a great job of controlling the line of scrimmage.”

CADDO'S STRENGTH IN SENIORS

Caddo's strength this season will be in its skill positions, but it will be strong on the line, too.

The Bruins, who are loaded with seniors like running back and linebacker Tanner Grace and OL/DL Virgle Mincher.

Grace is a 5-10, 180-pound three-year starter who amassed 155 carries for 933 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. Mincher, 6-2, 215 pounds, is a four-year starter who made 61 tackles last season.

The Bruins return seven starters on offense and six starters on defense.

WAYNE'S LOUDEN JOHNSON IS A LEADER

Louden Johnson, one of the state's top running backs, is a senior. He will be a four-year starter. Johnson rushed for 1,500 yards last season. He also compiled more than 300 career tackles, leading the team every season since his freshman year.

He's also the kid, Wayne coach Brandon Sharp said, that others in the school, not just football players, look toward.

Johnson is that kid the front office calls when a student in middle school is struggling with math and needs a tutor.


by Stephanie Kuzydym
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Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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