Best Performances We Saw
Scott Wright: This one comes with a Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1: Norman North's Jake Edzards kicks a game-winning 43-yard field goal to defeat Midwest City as time expires. Part 2: A week later in Yukon, Edzards comes through again with the game-winner, this time from 35 yards in the closing seconds. A ton of high school kickers never get the chance to try a game-winner in the final seconds. Edzards got two in two weeks, and came up clutch on both.
Jacob Unruh: Lawton running back Michael Warren was absolutely unstoppable in the Wolverines' 50-33 win against Edmond Santa Fe on Oct. 18, breaking his own school single-game rushing record with 358 yards while also scoring five touchdowns. It was easily the best performance of his impressive season.
Trent Shadid: Minco's Jacob Overton against Cashion in Week 4. Overton — who played running back, quarterback, receiver, and defensive back — showed off his incredible versatility in a 41-12 road victory against district A-3 rival Cashion. The senior accounted for 350 of the Bulldogs 427 yards, scoring three touchdowns on the ground and throwing for another. He also added a fourth-quarter interception, further proving his ability to do it all.
Best Performances We Didn't See
Scott Wright: Seminole star Papi White had a lot of performances that were worth watching, but his 466-yard night against Marlow to open the playoffs — a state single-game postseason record — must've been magical to watch. White rolled off two more 300-yard games the next two weeks.
Jacob Unruh: I would have loved to watch Central Marlow senior Kevin Harris in Week 2 when he scored nine touchdowns in a 74-34 win against Oklahoma Christian Academy. He scored six times on the ground, caught a TD pass and also returned both a punt and kickoff for TDs. Oh, and he finished with 360 yards rushing.
Trent Shadid: Washington's Brock Harmon against Hinton in Week 6. The senior defensive back returned three interceptions for touchdowns in one quarter, setting a national record during Washington's 57-14 win. The record, which was tied less than a month later, came on returns of 31, 42, and 32 yards during a span of just six minutes.
These days, if you see someone wearing a suit and tie on the field at a Friday night football game, it usually means the school principal worked late and didn't have time to change clothes.
But first-year head coach Rashaun Woods went old-school when he took the field for John Marshall, with a suit and tie — though the suit coat usually didn't last until kickoff on those warm September nights.
It was a nice touch from a well-respected member of the state's football community, from his days at Millwood, Oklahoma State and into the pros.