The first Daily Oklahoman All-State team was published on page 12 of the Dec. 7, 1913, edition under the headline “Highschool stars well distributed.”

The Oklahoman is looking back on the previous 99 years of All-State teams, leading up to the unveiling of the 100th All-State team.
All-State high school football player Stanvon Taylor of Tulsa East Central poses for a photo in Oklahoma City,  Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
All-State high school football player Stanvon Taylor of Tulsa East Central poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Stanvon Taylor a difference-maker
for Tulsa East Central

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ALL-STATE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Stanvon Taylor, who has committed to OU, was a huge weapon on defense, offense and special teams for Tulsa East Central.
2012 Oklahoman All-State football roster

All-State high school football player Trey'vonne Barre of Jenks poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
All-State high school football player Trey'vonne Barre of Jenks poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Trey'Vonne Barr'e finishes as Jenks' leading rusher

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ALL-STATE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR — On a list of running backs that includes dominant performances from the likes of Rocky Calmus, Kejuan Jones, Chris Adkins, Zach Langer, Alex Ross and several in between, Trey'Vonne Barr'e has topped them all. Oklahoman All-State football first team

Gary Rose keeps Carl Albert winning

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All-State high school football coach Gary Rose of Carl Albert poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

ALL-STATE COACH OF THE YEAR — Gary Rose's Titans have been nothing but consistent. Starting with the sophomore class that was at Carl Albert when Rose took over, every class of players has won at least one title at some point from their sophomore to their senior seasons.
Past coaches of the year

1981: Jimmy Long says best memories aren't made on the field

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Midwest City practices before a high school football game between Midwest City and Norman North in Midwest City, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

Jimmy Long was an All-State receiver at Midwest City in 1981 with more than 1,000 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. He played baseball at Oklahoma State, then two years in the Angels organization.
Oklahoman All-State rosters: Years ending in 1
Oklahoman All-State facts: The 1s

1983: Former Sooner Lydell Carr's legend was born in Enid

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Enid's Lydell Carr holds up a poster of then-Nebraska stars Turner Gill, Mike Rozier and Irving Fryar in this 1984 photo. Carr was The Oklahoman's Back of the Year and a member of the 1983 All-State team. Carr, who lives in Plano, Texas, is among the former All-Staters the newspaper is catching up with in commemoration of The Oklahoman's 100th All-State football team in December. FROM THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES

Lydell Carr ran for nearly 3,000 yards in his four years with the Sooners, but he was a legend at Enid High. Carr's legacy grew when he helped Enid take down power Tulsa Washington in 1983.
Oklahoman All-State rosters: Years ending in 3
Oklahoman All-State football facts: The 3s

1935: Speegles left strong legacy in Oklahoma high school football

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OU center Cliff Speegle in 1938. FROM THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES  Picasa

Before the Selmons were crushing halfbacks in Eufaula and the Gundys were throwing touchdown passes in Midwest City, the Speegle brothers were dazzling fans at Capitol Hill in the 1930s.
Oklahoman All-State rosters: Years ending in 5
Oklahoman All-State football facts: The 5s

1997: Matt Holliday quarterbacked big-time comeback against Union

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Matt Holliday, Stillwater high school football quarterback

Matt Holliday now stars in St. Louis, but in 1997 he led Stillwater to a win over Union. Next was a brutal loss to Jenks that Holliday prefers not to recall.
Oklahoman All-State rosters: Years ending in 7
Oklahoman All-State football facts: The 7s

1999: Former OU, Southeastern player Odom got his start in Ada

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Chickasha's Steven Elrod, left, tries to strip the ball from Ada's Brian Odom during a 1998 game in Norman. PHOTO FROM THE OKLAHOMAN'S ARCHIVES

After playing at OU and Southeastern, Brian Odom heads Houston's strength and conditioning program. But he got his start as a star at Ada.
Oklahoman All-State rosters: Years ending in 9s
Oklahoma All-State football facts: The 9s

1942: Kenneth Roof is a hometown hero in Thomas

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Kenneth Roof, 87, was an All-State running back at Thomas in 1942.  Photo by Ed Godfrey, The Oklahoman

1942 All-State running back Kenneth Roof returned home to help start the Thomas dynasty. He hasn't coached a high-school game in 25 years, but he is still “coach” to everyone who ever lived in Thomas.
Oklahoman All-State rosters: Years ending in 2
Oklahoman All-State football facts: The 2s

1954: Turning point in Joe Rector's life came at Muskogee

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Joe Rector, former OU football player. Staff photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman Archives

Joe Rector knows he might never have made it to the University of Oklahoma if it hadn't been for his high school coach at Muskogee. Rector went on to play for Bud Wilkinson at Oklahoma.
Oklahoman All-State rosters: Years ending in 4
Oklahoman All-State football facts: The 4s

1966: Tom Noles still loves high school athletics

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Moore head football coach Tom Noles gives instructions to his players during practice at Moore High School in 2002. Staff photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman Archives.

1966 All-State guard Tom Noles of Lindsay went on to a successful high school coaching career, coaching 11 seasons at Moore. He eventually spent 40 years coaching, the first 34 in football and the last six in golf.
Oklahoman All-State rosters: Years ending in 6 Oklahoman All-State football facts: The 6s

1980: Time at Hobart led Brad Calip into coaching

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Brad Calip from 1984, provided by East Central University (ECU) Sports Information.

Brad Calip led Hobart to a 28-21 win against Davis in the semifinals in 1980, then to a state championship a week later with a win over Morrison, 35-7. Calip was later honored as The Oklahoman's Back of the Year.
Oklahoman All-State rosters: Years ending in 0
Oklahoman All-State facts: The 0s

1998: Greg Richmond recalls those who helped along the way

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Douglas QB Greg Richmond scrambles on broken play in the second quarter against Carl Albert in 1998. Photo from The Oklahoman Archives.

Greg Richmond, a 1998 All-State linebacker from Douglass, worked hard to qualify to go to Oklahoma State. Richmond was a four-year letterman at OSU.
Oklahoman All-State rosters: Years ending in 8 Oklahoman All-State football facts: The 8s

High School Sports Articles from NewsOK and The Oklahoman


  • High school girls basketball: The Oklahoman's Super 5 roster

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Apr 11, 2016

    SUPER 5 FIRST TEAM Name, School - Ht. - Pos. - Cl. - Pts. Chinna Fair, Midwest City - 5-7 - G - Sr. - 17.3 Ashley Gomez, Westmoore - 5-9 - G - Sr. - 14.8 Jaden Hobbs, Alva - 5-7 - G - Sr. - 17.3 Ana Llanusa, Choctaw - 5-11 - G - Jr. - 20.6 Aaliyah Wilson, Muskogee - 5-11 - G - Sr....

  • State champions fill West rosters of OCA All-State girls basketball teams

    scott wright,Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Apr 6, 2016

    In a year when state championships were dominated by teams on the west side of the state, the Oklahoma Coaches Association’s All-State girls basketball rosters reflect it. The Large and Small West rosters include a total of seven players who won state championships last month, led by a pair of...



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Series on 100 Years of All-State brings history to life

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An All-State high school football ring from 1943, photographed in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

The 100 Years of All-State package really came to life for us last Monday in our office, when Vian football coach Brandon Tyler pulled a small memento out of his pocket. It was a 1943 Oklahoman All-State ring.

All-State book reminds us of strength of Oklahoma high school football

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Cecil Reinke's book, “Oklahoma All-State Football Teams of the Twentieth Century”

Cecil Reinke has a book chronicling the All-State football teams selected by The Oklahoman. This year's team will be No. 100, a milestone we'll be celebrating throughout the rest of the season.

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