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

CLASS 6A

Consensus: Jenks. The Trojans haven't won a title since 2007 but Trey'Vonne Barr'e, Jordan Smallwood and Co. look like the pick this season.

Ryan Aber: Tulsa Union. Entering the playoffs, Jenks is playing better, but there is something about Kirk Fridrich's teams come playoff time.

Ed Godfrey: Jenks. I would love to pick a team from Edmond or Norman, but until the west proves it can win a title, it's Jenks.

Scott Wright: Jenks. With Trey'Vonne Barr'e heating up in the run game, the Trojans look primed to snap Union's run atop 6A. 

CLASS 5A

Consensus: Tulsa East Central. The only team in 5A to go undefeated on the field is expected to win the school's first state title since 2005.

Ryan Aber: Tulsa East Central. East Central hasn't always done it pretty, but the Cardinals found a way to get it done and that continues through the playoffs.

Ed Godfrey: Deer Creek. If not for blown call at Guthrie, the Antlers would be unbeaten.

Scott Wright: Tulsa East Central. The most talent of any team in the class, and they know how to win tight games.

CLASS 4A

Consensus: Wagoner. Lawrence Evitt might be the best offensive player in the state in any class.

Ryan Aber: Cascia Hall. In a rematch of last season's Class 3A title game, Joe Medina's Commandos come out on top.

Ed Godfrey: Wagoner. The Bulldogs have Division I talent and will repeat as champs.

Scott Wright: Wagoner. If you don't know who Wagoner RB Lawrence Evitt is yet, you will four weeks from now.

CLASS 3A

Consensus: Kingfisher. The Yellowjackets didn't face much difficulty during the regular season, but Jeff Myers' bunch has everything it takes to win a title.

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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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