Oklahoma high school football playoffs: The Oklahoman's picks

The Oklahoman's writers make their picks for each class of the high school football playoffs.
Oklahoman Published: November 4, 2012
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photo - Deer Creek wide receiver Jared Rayburn fumbles the ball as he is tackled by a pair of Irish defenders in the second quarter. McGuinness player Austin Hopfer (cq) recovered the ball. Deer Creek Antlers vs. Bishop McGuinness Fighting Irish at Pribil Stadium Friday night, Nov. 2, 2012.    Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman
Deer Creek wide receiver Jared Rayburn fumbles the ball as he is tackled by a pair of Irish defenders in the second quarter. McGuinness player Austin Hopfer (cq) recovered the ball. Deer Creek Antlers vs. Bishop McGuinness Fighting Irish at Pribil Stadium Friday night, Nov. 2, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman

Ryan Aber: Seminole. The Chieftains have steadily improved since early in the season, especially on offense, and give Mike Snyder another state title.

Ed Godfrey: Kingfisher. Too much tradition, too much talent and a bracket that is favorable for a title run.

Scott Wright: Kingfisher. The easy regular season schedule didn't show the state just how good these guys are.

CLASS 2A

Consensus: Vian. The Wolverines outscored their opponents 624-23 in rolling to an undefeated regular season.

Ryan Aber: Vian. There are some really good teams at the top of 2A that haven't been challenged much, but the Wolverines weather the storm.

Ed Godfrey: Oklahoma Christian School. Wins over Metro Christian and Millwood this season prove the Saints are the real deal.

Scott Wright: Vian. Simply overpowering. Quarterfinal matchup with two-time champ Hennessey will be hard-core, old-school football.

CLASS A

Consensus: Wynnewood. Brad O'Steen has built the Savages into a power once again.

Ryan Aber: Wynnewood. Trey Knowles and Jace Brown ignite the Savages' offense to give the school its first football title since 1992.

Ed Godfrey: Wynnewood. In a rematch with district foe Wayne, Wynnewood wins again.

Scott Wright: Wayne. In a rematch with district foe Wynnewood, Wayne will avenge the regular-season loss and claim its second straight gold ball.

CLASS B

Consensus: Wetumka. A Chieftains win would give Wetumka its first football state title.

Ryan Aber: Wetumka. If Derrick Moore is able to stay healthy, Wetumka comes out on top.

Ed Godfrey: Wetumka. Running back Derrick Moore outclasses the competition.

Scott Wright: Wetumka. The best player in the class — RB Derrick Moore — and good support around him.

CLASS C

Consensus: Tipton. Only a late touchdown and two-point conversion against Duke on Sept. 28 kept the Tigers from turning in a season shutout.

Ryan Aber: Tipton. Eight points allowed. All year.

Ed Godfrey: Tipton. If no one can score on them, how can anyone beat them?

Scott Wright: Tipton. These guys are dominance defined. Only question is how many shutouts they will add to their current total of nine.


by Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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