McLOUD'S WOOD LEADS EXPERIENCED OFFENSE
Joseph Wood established himself as one of Class 4A's better quarterbacks last year, and with eight other starters returning alongside him, the McLoud offense looks to be in good hands.
Wood, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound senior, is being recruited by a variety of Division II programs and could elevate his status with another good year.
Most importantly, he has a strong offensive line in front of him, anchored by Brian Heath, 6-foot-3, 290 pounds, and Aaron Smith, 6-foot-3, 320 pounds.
Wood also has one of his top receiving targets back in Will Olds, a fourth-year starter who had 455 receiving yards last year.
Tecumseh coach Greg George has a tall task ahead replacing a very productive backfield duo of quarterback Colton Owen and running back Julian Tramble. ... Harrah maintained some continuity within its coaching staff by promoting Phil Webb to head coach after Greg Willis left to take the Purcell job. ... Some see Mannford as a team on the rise. Multiple coaches voted them as a playoff team in their preseason polls. ... Santa Fe South is heading in the right direction entering James Whitley's second year as head coach: “This is our first year with a full coaching staff, and we feel like the kids are responding well to what we're doing,” he said.
District 4A-2 coaches' poll
1. Ada (12-1)
2. Douglass (7-4)
3. McLoud (6-5)
4. Glenpool (3-7)
5. Mannford (3-7)
6. Tecumseh (6-4)
7. Harrah (1-9)
8. Santa Fe South (1-9)
Note: Last year's records in parentheses