Last season, Hunter Downs was just a sophomore at Cyril.
That didn't stop him from running for more than 1,500 yards or amassing 30 touchdowns. The 5-10, 155-pounder is also a safety.
Pirates coach Josh O'Brien said Downs has a “great instinct running the football” and a “good, hard work ethic.”
CENTRAL MARLOW'S SENIOR STRENGTH
Central Marlow will depend on its four top players, all seniors.
There's running back and defensive back Kevin Harris, a senior, who rushed for 1,791 yards on 213 carries last season. There's also wide receiver and defensive back John Repp, who had eight receptions for 232 yards. Deekota Williams, a linebacker and running back, amassed 62 tackles last season, while quarterback and defensive end Kade Taylor went 18-of-30 for 360 yards last season.
WAURIKA'S STRONG TRIO
Waurika's 2013 team is young. Lots of freshman and sophomores, according to Waurika coach Glenn Howard.
So young, that Howard wasn't sure if he can name the Eagles' strengths just yet. He knows he has a strong backfield, but it's not deep.
Regardless, here's what makes that backfield go:
Quarterback Blaine Shockley, Jr., 5-8, 170. “He's thrown for over 3,500 yards in his first three years. He's been starting since he was a freshman,” Howard said.
Tailback Danny Ralls, Sr., 5-10, 215. “He's a strong runner with good speed. He catches the ball real well.”
Wide receiver Garrett Bachand, Sr., 6-4, 185. “He's one of our team leaders. He's our primary receiver, and our second-leading receiver last year. He also plays defensive end.”
Oklahoma Christian Academy looks for senior leadership this season, especially from four-year, two-way starter Josh Easter. He is a 5-9, 175- pound running back/defensive back.
Allen running back Colton Browning broke on to the high school football scene by rushing for 1,000 yards as a freshman. The now-sophomore will have help from new quarterback, Justin Deaton, who will also play defensive end. The 6-1, 175-pound junior registered 11 sacks in eight games last season.
District B-2 coaches' poll
1. Fox (12-1)
2. Alex (9-2)
3. Central Marlow (7-4)
4. Paoli (6-5)
5. Cyril (6-4)
6. Waurika (4-6)
7. Allen (2-8)
8. Oklahoma Christian Academy (4-6)
9. Geary (1-9)
10. Macomb (0-10)