By Andrew Glover
Stillwater News Press
STILLWATER, Okla. —
The 2013 football season saw four teams advance to the state football playoffs with the Morrison Wildcats advancing to the state quarterfinals and being the only school to win a district title. Last season was sad as Carney and Agra were unable to finish the season due to injuries. There were several key athletes that helped their teams win games.
Quarterback: Jordan Quinata, Morrison
Quinata produced the most with his legs as he gained 1,119 yards and scored 26 touchdowns. Through the air, the sophomore completed 75 passes for 990 yards and nine touchdowns.
Running back: Gage Stallworth, Cushing
Rushing for 2,000 yards is a monumental achievement in the NFL and it’s no different in high school. Stallworth rushed for 2,183 yards and scored 40 rushing touchdowns.
Running back: Scott VanDorn, Morrison
Coach Cory Bales said VanDorn saved his best for last — gaining 1,894 yards on 97 carries and scored 21 touchdowns. The senior also converted seven 2-point conversions and was the MVP of District 7-A.
Wide receiver: Brandon Prather, Stillwater
Very few teams passed the ball in the area. Prather had a solid season catching the ball for the Pioneers with 46 catches for 506 yards and four touchdowns. The senior averaged 11 yards per reception.
Wide receiver: Laine Noble, Coyle
Noble was quarterback Ryan Weathers’ favorite target as he caught 22 passes for 443 yards and scored six touchdowns. Noble’s contributions helped the Bluejackets reach the playoffs for a third straight season.
Tight End: John Sasser, Perkins-Tryon
Sasser mostly blocked for the run-dominant Demons but made the most of his opportunities in the passing game. The senior caught 20 passes for 256 yards.
Offensive line: Diesen Gorham, Perkins-Tryon
Gorham was one of the blockers that opened holes for Jacob Peyton, Tyler Taff and Shelby Reese. The senior will continue his career in college.
Offensive line: Shelby Tallman, Cushing
Tallman helped Stallworth eclipse 2,000 yards rushing and also protected first-year quarterback Ian Jones.
Offensive line: Austin Hunsinger, Morrison
Hunsinger helped open holes for Quinata and VanDorn and helped the Wildcats reach the state quarter finals.
Offensive line: Ben Scott, Coyle
Scott helped the Bluejackets’ offense put up many points against their opponents in an 8-2 campaign that yielded a playoff berth.
Offensive line: Kelby Wickline, Stillwater
Wickline did his part in keeping opposing defenders out of the backfield and earned a scholarship to UTSA.
Defensive line: Trevor Hubble, Cushing
Hubble was one of the leading tacklers for the Tigers. He returned two takeaways for scores and helped Cushing to an 8-3 record.
Defensive line: Travis Dunn, Morrison
Dunn recorded 78 tackles and picked off one pass and recovered a fumble. The junior was part of a defensive line that didn’t allow many rushing yards.
Defensive line: Heath Moorman, Coyle
Moorman was the second leading tackler with 67. He sacked the quarterback twice for a total loss of six yards and also recovered a fumble.
Defensive end: Konner Fowler, Yale
Fowler was active on the Bulldogs’ defensive front as he got to the quarterback four times and recorded 68 tackles.
Linebacker: Daniel Wall, Perkins-Tryon
Wall was one of the leading tacklers on the Demons with 77 and two quarterback hurries.
Linebacker: Bo Montez, Perry
Montez was a captain on the Maroons defense and brought down the quarterback four times.
Linebacker:Andrew Polasek, Morrison
Polasek seemed to always be in on the action as he recorded 190 tackles. He intercepted two passes and forced one fumble.
Defensive back: King Williams, Stillwater
The Pioneers gave up a lot of passing yards but Williams did all he could to limit the amount. He recorded 32 tackles, picked off two passes and deflected four.
Defensive back: Justin Bearry, Morrison
Bearry played on a defense that posted three shutouts. Last season he made 42 tackles limiting opponent’s gains.
Defensive back: Josh Binford, Perkins-Tryon
Binford recorded 25 tackles with two interceptions and two pass deflections. Binford helped the Demons reach the playoffs.
Defensive back: Austin Reams, Yale
Reams led the Bulldogs in interceptions with six for 86 return yards and recovered two fumbles.
Kicker: Sean Bozworth, Cushing
Bozworth converted just about all of his extra points for the Tigers, helping them reach the playoffs.
Punter: Paydon Moore, Pawnee
Moore was very active for the Black Bears as he had 32 punts. He recorded three inside the opponents’ 20 and had a long of 47.
Returner: Jacob Peyton, Perkins-Tryon
Peyton returned a kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown in a victory over Verdigris last September. Last season, Peyton gained 279 yards on 10 kickoffs.
QB Ian Jones, Cushing
RB Gary Hunter, Coyle
RB Eric Hambrick, Yale
WR Matt Waitt, Perkins-Tryon
WR Braden Sweet, Perry
WR Jordan Brown, Stillwater
OL Devon Johnson, Perry
OL Matt Jones, Perry
OL Trey Matlock, Yale
OL Willie Heisler, Yale
OL Brent Coleman, Morrison
DL Garrett Beier, Perry
DL Logan Crotty, Perkins-Tryon
DL Chesil Gosney, Perkins-Tryon
DL Cyntrell Carden, Stillwater
DL Dayton Campbell, Stillwater
LB Ryan Weathers, Coyle
LB Josh Yarbrough, Perkins-Tryon
LB Shelby Reese, Perkins-Tryon
DB JR Wakley, Yale
DB Braxton Williamson, Perry
DB Jared Weathers, Coyle
DB Darreal Williams, Perry
K Browning Nicolet, Pawnee
P Scott VanDorn, Morrison
Returner: Devion Saunders, Yale