ROBERT PRZYBYLO Published: August 5, 2009
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Talihina a cut above the rest
District A-6 coaches were unanimous in two things: Talihina, coached by Kelly Gravitt, has the best talent of any team and junior quarterback Jordan Eagle Road of Talihina is the player to watch in the district.

Talihina went 11-1 last season, going undefeated in the regular season before losing to Woodland in the second round of the Class A state playoffs.

There aren’t too many more honors Eagle Road can pick up at this point. As a freshman, he was Newcomer of the Year. He was the MVP last year as a sophomore, accounting for 33 touchdowns.

But the strength of Eagle Road alone won’t carry the team. Fullback James Brigance is also one of the top players in the district.

Line to anchor Central Sallisaw
When asked what the strength of his team will be, Central Sallisaw coach Wade Couch didn’t bring up a returning quarterback or a star running back. Couch said the strength will be his offensive line.

"We’ve got four starters coming back. They all had really good summers and are excited for this season,” Couch said.


DISTRICT A-6 COACHES POLL →1. Talihina (11-1)

→2. Central Sallisaw (10-2)

→3. Savanna (7-4)

→4. Gore (8-3)

→5. Quinton (4-6)

→6. Warner (4-6)

→7. Pocola (5-4)

→8. Haileyville (2-7)

→9. Porum (2-8)

→10. Keota (0-10)

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