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Oklahoman All-State football capsules

BY RYAN ABER, SCOTT WRIGHT AND JASON KERSEY, Staff Writers Published: January 1, 2012
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Andrew Hearon, Metro Christian

Senior quarterback

College choice: Undecided, considering Dartmouth, Princeton, Harvard, Northwest Missouri State and Central Oklahoma.


This season: Named Oklahoma's Gatorade Player of the Year, Hearon set stat sheets on fire, completing 241 of 365 passes (66.0 percent) for 3,719 yards with 42 touchdowns and only five interceptions. Hearon played big in big games, guiding Metro Christian to the semifinals and quarterfinals in the last two seasons.

James Flanders, Midwest City

Senior running back

College choice: Committed to Tulsa

This season: Twice Flanders scored six touchdowns in a single game, finishing with 2,456 yards and 44 touchdowns on the ground for the 11-1 Bombers. For his career, Flanders finished with 4,857 yards and 81 total touchdowns.

Donovan Roberts, Norman

Senior running back

College choice: Committed to Arkansas

This season: Despite not being fully healthy much of the season, Roberts rushed for 1,595 yards and 23 touchdowns. One of Roberts' best games came in the first-round playoff loss to Owasso, where he ran for more than 200 yards despite leaving the regular-season finale a week earlier with an injury.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Sheldon Wilson, Anadarko

Senior running back

College choice: Undecided

This season: Wilson set the state record for both rushing TDs (57) and total TDs (64) in a season. In the last two seasons combined, Wilson has rushed for a stunning 6,133 yards and 106 TDs. Wilson got the ball on the vast majority of Warrior offensive plays and opposing defenses knew what was coming, but couldn't stop him. Wilson capped his career with 286 total yards and five TDs in the Warriors' 35-18 win over Cascia Hall in the 3A championship game.

Keon Hatcher, Owasso

Senior wide receiver

College choice: Committed to Arkansas

This season: Hatcher caught 100 passes for 1,610 yards and 20 touchdowns, his second consecutive 1,000-plus yard season. In a win over Tulsa Union, Hatcher had 235 yards and two touchdowns on 12 catches.

Sterling Shepard, Heritage Hall

Senior wide receiver

College choice: Committed to OU

This season: Shepard continued to wow everyone with his big-play ability as a senior, hauling in 73 receptions for 1,243 yards and 17 TDs. He played his last high school game, a 14-7 semifinal loss to Cascia Hall, on a badly injured hamstring but still caught a TD pass and picked off a pass.

Blake Belcher, Guthrie

Senior offensive lineman

College choice: Committed to Tulsa

This season: Belcher and the big, tough Guthrie offensive line paved the way for a rushing attack that averaged just under 275 rushing yards per game on its way to the Class 5A state championship.

Cayman Bundage, Douglass

Senior offensive lineman

College choice: Committed to Arizona

This season: Bundage graded out at 92 percent for his senior season as the most reliable blocker in the Trojans' run-based offense, while becoming a foundational piece of coach Willis Alexander's program during his career as a four-year starter. Defensively, he had 98 tackles, eight sacks and 21 quarterback hurries on the year.

Daniel Burton, Putnam City North

Senior offensive lineman

College choice: Committed to Iowa State

This season: His long frame and versatility made him attractive to college programs, but Burton's hard work, leadership and reliability as a blocker were most important to the Panthers. One of the bright spots in a difficult year for PC North, Burton anchored the line of an offense that produced 343 yards per game.

Cole Parsons, Edmond North

Senior offensive lineman

College choice: Undecided, but lists Iowa State, Colorado State and Wyoming as his favorites.

This season: Parsons, District 6A-2's lineman of the year, was the best on a huge, physical offensive line that took pride in Edmond North's impressive rushing stats. The Huskies averaged over 220 yards a game on the ground in 2011.

Markus Wakefield, Heritage Hall

Senior offensive lineman

College choice: Undecided, but considering Colorado State and Arizona

This season: Heritage Hall coach Andy Bogert said that without Wakefield, his team probably would have had trouble running the ball. Bogert always designed plays with Wakefield in mind, and opposing offenses consistently ran away from his side of the defensive line, which is where he'll likely play in college.

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