High school preview: you’ve voted. Here are the winners of All-World Readers | Soccer
Verdigris, 5-10, 170, Jr.
In his first two seasons as a starting quarterback, Dylan White led the Cardinals to a 14-2 record and advance to the semifinals and quarterfinals of Class 3A. In eight games last year, he had 1,604 yards and 15 touchdowns. After coming back from an injury, he had three touchdown passes in a playoff win over Berryhill. “Dylan White is a great young man and a competitor on and off the football field,” Cardinals coach Travis East said. “As we enter his first junior year, we expect great things from him and what he brings to our team. Dylan has a goal for this team and he’s working really hard to lead our team to a state championship. “
1. Dylan White, verdigris 1,937
2. Wyatt Austin, Christian Summit 453
3. Ty Pennington, Sand Springs
4. Blaze Berlowitz, Cushing
5. Andrew Carney, Collinsville
Others (in alphabetical order): Max Brown, Lincoln Christian; Triton Chandler, Victory Christian; Kirk Francis, Christian metro; Gage Hamm, Coweta; Nate Ratcliff, Adair.
BACK TO THE RACE
Broken Arrow, 6-0, 175, Sr.
Maurion Horn has been a point guard since his first college freshman game in 2018. He scored in his first two carries – both from 49 yards – in a victory over Enid. Horn has continued to make plays since then. Last year, Texas Tech’s entry made 18 carries for 1,160 yards and 13 total touchdowns. He also had 16 receptions for 235 yards, averaging 32.3 yards on seven kickoff returns with one touchdown and 10.2 yards on five punt returns. In 2019, he was mainly used as a defensive back. Horn was almost a double winner as he was the special teams finalist voting last summer.
1. Maurion’s Horn, Broken Arrow 946
2. Jaiden Carroll, Jenks 801
3. Braylin Presley, Bixby
4. Brayden Gilkey, Collinsville
Others: CJ Brown, Beggs; Chase Burke, Berryhill; DeShawn Kinnard, Owasso; Antonio “Junior” Smith, union; Eric Virgil, Hilldale.
RECEIVERS / TIGHT ENDS
This isn’t the first time Ty’ionn Cox has won a reader survey. Last year, he was the readers’ choice for Player of the Week after collecting five receptions for 138 yards and three touchdowns in a 54-0 win over Mannford. The victory ignited Central for a season-ending run that included their first playoff win since 1997. Cox caught 43 passes for 538 yards and six touchdowns. He had a TD against Lincoln Christian in the playoffs. “We expect Tyi’onn to continue playing both offensively and defensively this year,” said Central coach Kip Shaw. “His leadership in this program is just as important as the games he performs on the field. “
1. Tyi’onn Cox, Center 2,678
2.RJ Spears-Jennings, Broken Arrow 2.090
3. Micah Tease, BT Washington
5. Oscar Hammond, Collinsville
The others: Cole Adams, Owasso; Mason Ford, Coweta; Mason Gilkey, Pawhuska; Luke Hasz, Bixby; Dalton Hurd, Pawhuska.
Will Thomas had an exceptional season in 2020 as he helped Union reach the semifinals of the 6AI class. He was an All-World First Team selection and was also selected for the World Second All-State Team. He is the only player to dominate both the world selection and the readers’ vote. Union coach Kirk Fridrich said: “He has his best days ahead of him. He’s a big kid who understands he has work to do. He has truly become an outstanding offensive lineman. The biggest things he had to improve on were in the weight room and that’s where he made huge strides. He has worked extremely hard to bring his body strength to where it needs to be to play to the next level.
1. Will Thomas, union 2,219
2. Milton Blanc, Jenks 942
4. Ridge Brewington, Bartlesville
5. Davis Dotson, Berryhill
Others: Maddox Gilkey, Bartlesville; Canon Howard, Collinsville; Cash Hudson, Bishop Kelley; Cody Paschall, Bixby; Kaden Stanton, Beggs.
DEFENSIVE LINE LINES
De’Marion Thomas received the most votes of any candidate for any office – almost twice as many as Central’s Tyi’onn Cox. Metro Christian’s Dempsey Gillman, who was Thomas’ finalist, among defensive linemen, was the third-highest voter. Thomas, who was offered by Baylor and Iowa State, had 51 tackles with 23 solos in 10 games last year. Union coach Kirk Fridrich said: “Since he first joined our team he has been a leader. He’s such a great teammate. When it comes to football, the sky is the limit for him. He’s a very dominant player and he will also be playing on an offensive line this year.
1. De’Marion Thomas, union 5,196
2. Dempsey Gillman, Christian Metro 2,597
4. Landon Hendricks, Sand Springs
5. Lesharo Wildcat, Pawhuska
The others: Maliek Bogard, Beggs; Michael Jamerson, Owasso; Chris McClellan, Owasso; Matthias Roberson, union; Fred Watson, Wagoner.
Reese Roller was among the nation’s leaders with 22 sacks in 2020 and Verdigris coach Travis East expects even better things from him this year. “Reese Roller has had an exceptional second season. Reese had a great offseason and put on 20 pounds while being very fast. We expect Reese to have another great season and lead our defense. Reese is looking to lead our team and push the Verdigris Cardinals as high as possible. Roller produced 64 tackles with 34 for losses and 22 quarterback rushes. Last year’s winner and this year’s top staff pick, Gabe Brown of Stillwater, was ninth in the voting.
1. Reese scroll, verdigris 1783
2. Jack Long, Pawhuska 722
3. Tyler Johnson, Lincoln Christian
The others: Beau Bertelli, Bixby; Gabe Brown, Stillwater; Flynn Sage, Cascia Hall; Kaiden Vannoy, Jenks; Zane Woodham, Holland Hall.
Cade Stacy’s highlight of last season came when he scored on a 32-yard interception return that sealed the 6AI State Championship victory over Edmond Santa Fe. “It was like a dream.” , said Stacy. “I mark and look around, like, ‘I just did that.’ I do stuff like that, but doing it in the state game is a little different. And seeing everyone in the stands going crazy, so that was crazy because we didn’t have that atmosphere all season. , and it has been built up to that, it was amazing In total for the season, Stacy had 37 tackles, 13 missed passes and four interceptions, including two in Game 1.
1. Cade Stacy, Jenks 1710
2. Jayden Rowe, Union 657
3. Jaden King, BT Washington
5. NuNu Campbell, Holland Hall
The others: Luke Freeman, Victory Christian; Brandon Ramsey Jr., Owasso; Ethan Roush, Holland Hall; Noah Smallwood, Claremore; Gentry Williams, BT Washington.
KICKERS / PUNTERS
Claremore, 5-10, 160, Sr.
For the second year in a row, Claremore has the top kicker / punter in the reader poll as Hunter Wood follows graduate punter Ryan Conner, who finished third in 2019. “We expect Hunter to be more of a weapon this season. “Claremore coach Jarrett Hurt said. “We would love to see him kick the ball (on kickoffs) into the end zone consistently. We think he can hit a basket every time we get inside the 30-yard line. Hunter is also in a battle to be our punter. Last year, Wood scored 4 of 5 field goals and 26 of 30 more points. He kicked a 31-yard field goal in a playoff win over East Central.
1. Hunter’s Wood, Claremore 909
2. Connor Nolan, Bixby 588
4. Ethan Muehlenweg, Wagoner
5. Jackson Marsh, BT Washington
Others: TJ Cowan, union; Magnus Lepak, Holland Hall; Jaxson Whittiker, Hilldale; Rushton Williams, verdigris; Yang was, Catoosa.