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Aug 31 Guymon @ Kingfisher Sep 7 Okeene @ Thomas Sep 14 Blanchard @ Newcastle Sep 21 Clinton @ Weatherford Sep 28 Ringwood @ Covington-Douglas Oct 5 Pond Creek-Hunter @ Garber Oct 12 Canton @ Seiling Oct 18 Cashion @ Crescent Oct 26 Newcastle @ Kingfisher Nov 2 Alva @ Hennessey

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8 | Picture This VYPE photographers capture the shining moments during Western Oklahoma action from the 2012 AllState Games.

Football 2012 Let’s Get It On!!! The football season is here and the teams, athletes, coaches, and fans of northwest Oklahoma are ready for an outstanding season

After the NWOK and SWOK high schools represented like champions in 2011, we look forward to seeing another fantastic year.

11 | Pigskin Preview Excerts Woodward, Altus, and Cherokee are looking to make a massive amount of noise in 2012 and we take excerpts from the Pigskin Preview to show you how these teams look this year.

16 | VYPE Top 100 All the best of the Oklahoma VYPE Top 100 was displayed this summer and we take the details from all the Western Oklahoma athletes who made the list. Go on to vote as all athletes are eligible for the VYPE Mr. Football Oklahoma award that will be announced in January.

22 | Top 5 Rivalries Rivalries are the fabrication of great football in Oklahoma. We look at the top 5 rivalries in Western Oklahoma for 2012. These are games with rivaled communities and the games in Western Oklahoma that have more district implications and class implications than any other games.

Next Issue... The next NWOK magazine will be out in early November as we highlight the football season, preview the playoffs, and recap the fall sports action. SWOK’s next issue will be in December to wrap up football and all the other fall sports.

The Hennessey Eagles return a good amount of players and will look to defend their 2A state championship yet again this year. Kingfisher and Watonga will be extremely competitive in their respective classes, while Woodward, Shattuck, Laverne, Clinton, and Enid will be posing stiff competion in all classes of Oklahoma high school football. Don’t forget the Southwest Oklahoma side of things as the three Lawton schools will be competing for state championships. Lawton Mac made it to the state title game last year and returns Darius Graham and many seniors to take care of unfinished business. D.J. Ward left transferred from Lawton, but the Wolverines still reload a talented squad to compete in 6A. After a year of bringing the good people of SWOK the VYPE Oklahoma brand, we continue the coverage of student-athletes, coaches, and high schools throughout the 2011-2012 school year.

We need story ideas and we can’t wait to hear from you. Email us at Oklahoma@VYPE.com and let us know what is going on in your area. Also follow us @VYPEOK on Twitter and VYPE Oklahoma on Facebook.

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VYPE Trivia: What famous Altus alum was a three-time probowler and is the all-time sacks leader for the Pittsburg Steelers? Find answer on Twitter: #AltusBulldogs

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OFFENSE With nine returning starters back on the offensive side of the ball, the Bulldogs are looking like a serious offensive threat. Running back Diquon Woodhouse (5-11, 190, Sr.) was named to the VYPE Top 100 team for his speed and his ability to gain yards that don’t seem possible. Woodhouse is an incredible runner who gives the Bulldogs an advantage in the running game. Brantley Ford (6-0, 180, Sr.) returns as the quarterback of the Bulldog offense. Ford makes great decisions running the multiple read offense. Wavintre Yada (5-8, 170, Jr.) brings his own flare to the running back position. Demauri Randall (5-9, 170, Sr.) will stretch the field for the Bulldogs from his wide receiver position. Randall is quick and has good hands. The offensive line features Cedrick Jamison (6-0, 205, Sr.) at tackle. Nico Maldonado is a legitimate option at tight end in the passing game. Eric Perez (5-10, 200, So.) is another player expected to contribute to the offense. “In struggling through an injury plagued season in 2011, were forced to play many underclassmen. Now those underclassmen have worked hard in the offseason and have experience to boot. “Depth is a major concern as we are still trying to build our program, but I feel good about the progress we have made to this point. I’m ready to see us at full strength,” said coach Stone. DEFENSE “We will pride our defense on flying to the

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football. Our strength should be against the pass with our back seven. We return starters at 6 of those 7 spots and all have good instincts and run well. Bobby Martinez (5-5, 215, Sr.) is undersized but a playmaker upfront,” said Stone. Patrick Carnes (5-11, 180, Sr.) and Keilan Torres (5-10, 165, Sr.) are two linebackers the Bulldogs are looking to for big stops. Jamison is another linebacker with high expectations this season. Woodhouse will slide to corner alongside Yada at free safety. Special teams will play a big role this year for Altus with one of the best kicker/ punters in the state. Michael Perez (5-11, 155, Sr.) is a three-year starter and as coach Stone would say is “automatic from inside the 45.” Perez averaged over 40-yards per punt and his kickoffs have improved insuring the opposing teams will need to go 80-yards for a touchdown. Chris Rogers (5-10, 180) is the “heart” of this team and will push for playing time on defense and special teams. Rogers is the first in the gym and the last to leave the fieldhouse. Altus should battle for a playoff spot this season, but the district is loaded with some serious talent.

Michael Perez

Schedule: Aug. 31 – at Vernon, TX Sept. 7 – vs. Lawton Ike Sept. 13 – at Lawton Sept. 21 – vs. Chickasha Sept. 28 – at Duncan Oct. 5 – vs. Del City Oct. 12 – at Southeast Oct. 18 – vs. Lawton Mac Oct. 26 – at Ardmore Nov. 2 – vs. Capitol Hill

Quick Hits: The Bulldogs haven’t recorded a postseason victory since the 2001 season. Altus went all the way to the finals in ‘01 losing 28-11 to Carl Albert. Altus and Vernon, Texas have met in the Bulldogs’ season opener every year dating back to 1991 (teams met in week 2 that year). Since 1992, Vernon has won 11 of the 20 meetings, but the Bulldogs own a current three-game winning streak.

Altus has faced all three Lawton Public Schools in each of the last six seasons. The Bulldogs are just 2-16 in those contests with the last win coming against Lawton Ike in 2008.

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The Boomers will play an “aggressive, attacking style of defense,” according to coach Sevris. Kyler Ferguson (6-0, 193, Jr.) is one linebacker opposing offenses must account for. Ferguson is quick and loves to hit. Kota Taylor (6-0, 203, Jr.) will come off the edge quick at defensive end and turn everything back inside. Defensive tackle Marc Gomez (5-9, 205, Jr.) is a bulldog in the middle of the line. Tough to block, Gomez can penetrate and cause all kinds of problems in the backfield. A 4-3scheme is what coach Sevris is planning on running, but expect to see multiple sets depending on the situation. Overall the Boomers appear to be one of the top teams in the district and a deep run into the payoffs is possible.

Jake Hughes OFFENSE

Head coach Darris Sevris returns five starters to the offense this season, mainly at skill positions. However the offensive line returns a couple of key players as well. “We lost several outstanding players last year. Looking for our young guys to step up and fill those positions. We are excited so far with the leadership and hard work,” said Sevris. Micah Kee (6-0, 187, Jr.) will alternate at quarterback and running back, while Jake Hughes (6-1, 167, Sr.) will do the same sharing time at quarterback and wide receiver. Kaleb Roach (6-4, 175, Jr.) is a big wide receiver who can sky for jump balls or beat you by battling for position. The two linemen expected to anchor the front are Ryan Minshall (6-0, 205, Sr.) and Braton Cloyd (6-3, 187, Sr.). Both are excellent blockers who love to road-plow the defensive line. Look for the running game to

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Schedule: Aug. 31 – vs. El Reno Sept. 7 – vs. Garden City Sept. 14 – at NW Classen Sept. 21 – at Piedmont Sept. 28 – vs. Weatherford Oct. 5 – at Elgin Oct. 12 – vs. Anadarko Oct. 18 – vs. Cache Oct. 26 – at Elk City Nov. 2 – at Clinton Last 5 Years: 2011 – 6-6 2010 – 5-5 2009 – 4-6 2008 – 3-8 2007 – 4-7

Quick Hits: The Boomers’ 20-19 upset win at Douglass in the first round of the playoffs was the first post season victory since 1996 and first win against Douglass since 2000.

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years. Tanner Ducotey (5-9, 150, Jr.) and Hargraves will play corner, while Bowman will move to safety. Lucas and James are the bookend defensive ends. “We want to see the kids continue with the tradition established here over the last four years. We’ve developed a good work ethic all year and we use the season to showcase what we’re capable of and live up to our full potential,” said coach Schanbacher. Several of these guys know what it takes to get to a title game and their experience will go far in bringing the younger players along. Look for senior leadership to make a big difference in this team.

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Katy Eddy, Sheila Eddy, Tori Pierce, Vannessa Geheb

Family & Volleyball

Family Ties in Western OK Volleyball Schools Family ties connect three schools through mothers and daughters, sisters and coaches. This matrix of family and volleyball is a product of one coaches desire to stay close to home and coach, despite her sister still playing in their hometown. But the volleyball matrix is much more involved than that!

The communities of Weatherford, Clinton and Cement are experiencing something few towns rarely experience. It’s common to see a coach at the high school level coach their own offspring. But what happens when a coach is competing against her own sister and the assistant coach is competing against her own daughter? That’s the case for four individuals that accept the circumstances and are ready to give their best for their squads.

Weatherford High School volleyball coach Vannessa Geheb is originally from Cement, OK. It’s common for head coaches to play their Alma Maters, but it’s even harder when you add her sister to the equation. Tori Pierce (Sr.) plays for the Cement High School volleyball team as one of the starting setters for coach Kim Seibold (more on coach Seibold later). “I’m the head coach for Weatherford and my sister plays for Cement. She’s a senior this year,” said coach Geheb. Regardless of the family ties, both want to win for their teams. Both also want to see the other succeed. “It’s weird because I’m used to her (Vannessa) coaching me from the bench or stands. I miss my biggest fan cheering me on,” said Tori. Volleyball is in the blood of these ladies. Their mother, Victoria Mink-Pierce was part of the state runner-up

Cement team in 1984 and a member of the state champion teams of ’85 and ’86. “It’s good to see the family tradition carry on and go one step farther with my girls playing in college. I couldn’t think of a more proud moment than having both daughters represent their teams in the state tournament this year,” said Victoria. Weatherford assistant coach and head junior high volleyball coach Sheila Eddy (Class of 1988 from Clinton) understands what it means to have a loved one playing on another squad. Her daughter, Katy Eddy plays up front and back right for Clinton Junior High. Like coach Geheb, coach Eddy will coach against her hometown of Clinton, OK and her daughter. “Clinton and Weatherford schools are huge rivals, so me coaching at Weatherford, is complicated for some, including some of my own family members, who have even made some interesting facebook posts,” said Eddy. “Both, Katy and I, are very competitive. Katy has been wrestling with the Clinton Pee Wee Club for the last three seasons, as well as competing in “Girls Only Tournaments” for the last four seasons. Wrestling is a long season and sometimes it was Katy, my other daughter Allison and I driving to several tournaments to compete alone or with her pee wee team, while my husband Mike was working. We’ve left with smiles, crying, frustration, etc., it has always been a challenge to wrestle with boys because there is still an overtone of “girls” shouldn’t be wrestling. Katy has grown some tough skin, to deal with all the “talk.” The three teams center around this family feud (joking of course), are ranked after a couple of weeks of play. Clinton is No.3, Weatherford is ranked 10th and Cement comes in at No.13 according to OKRankings.com. To make matters even more personal, Cement head coach Kim Seibold is the former coach of Vannessa Geheb. I would however like to point out that as far as we can tell Clinton head

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coach Johnna O’Connor is not related to anyone involved, but we’re still checking on that to be sure.

During the recent Cameron University tournament Cement faced Weatherford in a game that matched sister vs. sister. One on the court and one coaching from the bench, but once the ball was served it was easy to tell that both sisters put on their game faces and were all business. After the game the two shared a hug and went back to being sisters. Who got the best of who wasn’t as important as both showing the mutual respect and love for the job they’re doing on the court. “We still share the love of the game no matter which bench we’re on. No matter what we still wish nothing but the best for the other ones team, unless were playing each other! Then we both want to win,” coach Geheb said. “She pays attention to see if I’m teaching my girls the same stuff I taught her and I’m watching her making sure she’s still doing what I taught her. We hope to coach together one day and develop a volleyball power house.” Coach Eddy and Katy Eddy will relive these moments as Katy is only in the seventh grade. So you can expect more family feuds on the court in the future. When the season is over and they’re no longer on the court the family ties will remain and volleyball will be but one reason why those family ties are so strong.

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“We’ve worked hard at laying the groundwork at running back. Jech will look to veteran wide receiver Chris Chamberlain, who at 6-foot-6 to establish a foundation for the program moving forward with the level of competition will provide a nice target. we will be facing.” Difficult road To that end, upwards of 70 players are new to the program this year. It makes for an exciting As if life in a new league, new conference, new level isn’t difficult enough, five of the and anxious time for Hall. Of the 70, 15 are Rangers’ first six games are on the road. And, from the junior college level. ‘It’s important Northwestern will face a Division I team in to raise our kids expectations,” Hall said. “We Texas-San Antonio, coached by Oklahoma have a great group of kids who are working Hall signed with the University of Miami out native Larry Coker. Another notable team on of high school, serving as the back-up for 1992 hard, battling for roster spots. The learning the schedule is Colorado State-Pueblo, ranked Heisman Trophy winner Gino Torretta before curve is a little behind but we expected that. sixth nationally in the D-II preseason coach’s eventually transferring. “Absolutely, having poll. the ability to play for a national championship “It’s a large jump from NAIA to Division II,” Hall said. “That was something we had was a big factor in my decision to pursue “We aren’t playing a full Great American to address. The kids are responding well.” this job,” Hall said. “It’s a very competitive Conference schedule this year because environment here at Northwestern. Everyone Hall will continue to focus recruiting at the football contracts are done so far in advance,” high school level, giving him and his staff is dedicated to making the move to Division II Hall said. “But we do have seven GAC teams which was very reassuring to me to move my the opportunity to mold young players. on the schedule.” “Oklahoma is a very good football state, ” he family from Georgia. said. “There is a lot of talent here in Oklahoma. Those include Ouachita Baptist, Arkansas Transition period Tech, Arkansas Monticello, East Central and The Rangers return five starters on defense Southeastern. Northwestern will face fellow and four on offense. Those returning on Making the leap to Division II has proven to GAC candidate Southern Nazarene in Week be a transition period for the Rangers in 2012. defense include Michael Harmon and Eric 10. “It’s a challenging schedule,” Hall said. Feemster at linebacker, Zenario Shuler at “The biggest thing we have tried to tackle strong safety, Traveon Kelly at defensive back since we arrived is the expectation level. We 2012 Football Schedule knew we were and Charles Snider at defensive line. “These guys have done a great job with all the young making the Aug. 30 – at Ouachita Baptist, 7 p.m. move forward kids,” Hall said. “They’ve been really good leaders. We feel like we’ve upgraded the talent Sept. 8 – vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m. to Division II Sept. 15 – at Truman State, 7 p.m. level tremendously on that side of the ball.” and the Great Sept. 22- at Texas-San Antonio, 1 p.m. American Sept. 29 – at Arkansas Tech, 6 p.m. Hall said the Rangers will operate in a Conference,” Oct. 6 – at East Central, 4 p.m. multiple scheme on defense, using an eightHall said. “It’s man front at times. “We will look to move guys Oct. 13 – vs. Southeastern Oklahoma, 3 p.m. a big jump Oct. 20 – vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State, 2 p.m. around, disguise coverages,” Hall said. up from the Oct. 27 – vs. Air Force Academy (JV), 5 p.m. Central States Nov. 3 – vs. Southern Nazarene, 5 p.m. Northwestern will run the spread offense Conference Nov. 10 – at Arkansas Monticello, 3 p.m. behind returning starter Kyle Jech at they were in quarterback. Jech is a two-year starter out of before. Kingfisher High School. Jared Jackson returns Alan Hall admits the temptation of Northwestern Oklahoma State going Division II played a large part in his decision to take the head coach position. Hall is a veteran coach who brings Division I coaching experience to the Rangers. He was offensive coordinator at Savannah State University and Winston-Salem (N.C.) State University in addition to coaching at the junior college level.

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VYPE Top 100 Mr. Football Award

State Farm and VYPE Magazine are proud to present the 2012 State Farm Mr. Football Award. 100 of the top football players in the state have been selected to represent their schools as they compete for the title of Mr. Football. Voting for the State Farm Mr. Football Award is accomplished via online at VYPEOK.com or you can mail in your vote using the State Farm Mr. Football ballot page in every issue of VYPE Magazines in every market. Based on votes received from fans/parents and the players performance, VYPE Magazine will cut the list down from 100 players to 50 in October (20 of the top vote-getters will be

automatically placed in the semifinals). Then in November the cut will be from 50 players to the top 10. The winner of the State Farm Mr. Football Award will be announced in the January issue of VYPE Magazine. The final vote cast for the State Farm Mr. Football will include votes from area coaches, other media experts and fan polls. Follow the progress of the VYPE Top 100 on twitter #VYPETop100 and on facebook at VYPE Oklahoma. Voting is now open so get your vote in for the State Farm Mr. Football Award today!

Top 100 from Western Oklahoma TRAVIS HARTFIELD QB/S – 6-2, 205, Sr. WATONGA EAGLES

“I’m Travis Hartfield and I play for the Watonga Eagles. I’m a multipositional player who can play quarterback, running back and safety. I play every play like it’s my last. Our biggest rival is Kingfisher. Other teammates you should watch for include Kaliel Pendleton and Favian Castanon. Follow me on twitter @ Trav24_7.

STRENGTHS – Hartfield is a

versatile player who combines power with speed. Solid defensive performer as well.

BRADY KRITTENBRINK

RB/LB – 6-0, 190, Sr. POND CREEK-HUNTER PANTHERS “My name is Brady Krittenbrink and I play running back and linebacker for Pond Creek-Hunter. Offense or defense it doesn’t matter; I like to be the guy that makes the big play when our team needs it. We have high expectations for this season. In my free time I like to hunt, play basketball, run track and I’m into power lifting.

STRENGTHS – Krittenbrink is always around the football. The type of player you love to have on your roster. Look for a big season from Krittenbrink. 16

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JOE BEAN

QB/FS – 6-1, 195, Sr. HOOKER BULLDOGS “My name is Joseph “Joe” Bean and I play for the Hooker Bulldogs. On offense I can play quarterback or running back. Last year I passed for 1,797-yards and rushed for 1,281-yards. On defense I play linebacker or free safety and recorded 117 tackles last year. I’m a member of the FCA and class President.

STRENGTHS – Bean is one of those

special players every coach would love to have. Has offers from San Diego State and Wyoming. Should get more real soon!

ANDREW TROYER

FB/LB – 6-0, 200, Sr. CORN BIBLE ACADEMY CRUSADERS “My name is Andrew Troyer and I’m the starting linebacker for the Corn Bible Crusaders. I love playing defense, hitting hard and making tackles. On offense I can pound the ball and pick up those short yards. Our biggest rival is Tipton. When I’m not playing football I like to hunt, shoot guns, fish and play basketball.

STRENGTHS – Troyer is a nose to the grindstone type player. A great work ethic and a punishing hitter, Troyer could lead the Crusaders to a big season.


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DIQUON WOODHOUSE RB – 5-10, 175, Sr. ALTUS BULLDOGS

“My name is DiQuon Woodhouse and I’m the starting running back for the Altus Bulldogs. When I’m running the ball I like to make people miss and figure out where I’m going to go in a split second. You have to hate losing more then you love winning. Follow me on twitter @ DiquonWoodhouse.

STRENGTHS – Woodhouse has speed. Serious speed. Woodhouse is a competitor who love to be on the field.

CHARLES CLARDY

TE/DE – 6-5, 270, Jr. PIONEER-PLEASANT VALE MUSTANGS “I’m the starting defensive end and tight end for Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Mustangs. My name is Charles Clardy. My specialty is pass rushing and deflecting passes. I love every moment on the football field. In my free time I like to hang out with friends and play video games. Follow me on twitter @ charles_clardy.

STRENGTHS – Clardy is a big defensive end who knows his way to the backfield. Carries a 3.0 GPA and runs a 4.8 40.

DARIUS GRAHAM

RB/CB – 6-0, 220, Sr. LAWTON MACARTHUR HIGHLANDERS “I’m Darius Graham, athlete for the MacArthur Highlanders. I would say my game is all about speed and playing physical. We are working hard this year because we want to win a gold ball. We’re going to be ready this season! When I’m not playing football you can find me with my friends and family.”

STRENGTHS – Graham plays with heart and hates to lose. If you’re looking for a guy that leaves if on the field, then watch Graham play.

JOSH TORRES

RB/QB – 6-1, 180, Sr. TIPTON TIGERS “I’m Josh Torres, offensive specialist for the Tipton Tigers. I can play quarterback and running back. One of my strengths is catching the ball out of the backfield and making my reads and blocks. We want to get back to the state title game and bring home a gold ball. Follow me on twitter @ JoshTorresFDU.

STRENGTHS – Torres has good speed and finds a way to get the ball in the endzone. Has the potential to play receiver at the next level.

COREY MOONEY

RILEY HESS

“I’m Corey Mooney, starting running back for the Sayre Eagles. This season I am looking to take on a huge leadership role and lead my team to a district title. I’m best at stopping and starting and I love to return the ball. I like hunting, watching OU, and the Thunder. Follow me on twitter @ CLMooney33.

“I’m Riley Hess, starting wide receiver for the Alva Goldbugs. As a receiver my job is to make plays. This year we’re focused on getting back to the playoffs with our new coach. Look for my teammates Ty Hooper, Cade Pfleider and Joby Allen to have big years. Follow me on twitter @hess_27.

RB/LB – 5-7, 170, Sr. SAYRE EAGLES

WR – 6-3, 200, Sr. ALVA GOLDBUGS

STRENGTHS – Mooney is not afraid to

STRENGTHS – Hess is a big, athletic receiver who makes plays when his number is called.

RUSSELL MITHLO

SCOTT WATT

“I’m Russell Mithlo, middle linebacker for the Anadarko Warriors. We work hard and we’re dedicated to winning at Anadarko. What I do best on the field is make my reads and react to the ball. When I’m not on the field you can find me haning with friends and family. Follow me on twitter @Russ_Mithlo.

“My name is Scott Watt and I’m a starting receiver for the Terriers. Our team motto is win your last game. I love playing football and play hard on every play. We have a good team this season. In my free time I like to play rugby and go noodling. I also carry a 3.9 GPA and I’m a member of the FCA.

run inside or return kicks. Good speed and balance makes him hard to stop. Very productive back.

MLB – 6-1, 200, Sr. ANADARKO WARRIORS

STRENGTHS – Mithlo is a tough middle linebacker with a nose for the ball. Russ the bus is exactly what you want in a Mike linebacker.

WR – 6-4, 210, Sr. THOMAS-FAY-CUSTER TERRIERS

STRENGTHS – Watt is a big receiver who plays hard. With good hands and 4.5/4.6 speed Watt has the ability to take it to the house.


LANDON NAULT

BUSTER HORN

“I’m Landon Nault, running back for the Kingfisher Yellowjackets. I see the field very well when I run. I work hard and I compete. I play for my team and not for me. I play for the glory of the Lord. When I’m not on the football field you can find me working out and spending time with family and friends.

“My name is Buster Horn and I’m the starting running back and corner at Seiling High School. My goal for this year is to run for 2,000-yards and help my team win. I’m mostly known for my speed. In my free time I like to hunt and fish. My favorite place to play is Stillwater High School.

RB – 5-9, 200, Jr. KINGFISHER YELLOWJACKETS

RB/CB – 5-9, 175, Sr. SEILING WILDCATS

STRENGTHS – Horn is quick and has those ankle breaking moves you like in a tailback. Solid player with big potential.

STRENGTHS – Nault is a strong runner

who has breakaway speed. He is capable of huge numbers this season.

TY HOOPER

QB – 5-9, 180, Jr. ALVA GOLDBUGS “My name is Ty Hooper and I’m the starting quarterback for the Alva Goldbugs. Winning is always our goal at Alva. I’m at my best when I’m throwing the ball. Our biggest rival is Hennessey High School. When I’m not on the field I’m usually playing basketball or baseball. Follow me on twitter @bugzswag.

STRENGTHS – Hooper gets it done with his strong arm and his ability to find the open man.

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The Rest of the VYPE TOP 100 From around the state Hunter Atyia – Union Brayden Scott – Sequoyah Tahlequah Justice Hansen – Edmond Santa Fe Cameron Wrenn – Broken Arrow DJ Ward – Douglass Rob Boyd – Vian Devin Rolan - McAlester Heath Newland – Edmond North Stanvon Taylor – East Central Khari Harding – Edmond Santa Fe Trey’Vonne Barre’ – Jenks Brady Krittenbrink – Wyandotte Deondre Clark – Douglass Jaylen Lowe – Owasso Dalton Rodriguez – Union Devon Thomas – Broken Arrow Dakota Diessner – Durant Andrew Troyer – Corn Bible Jaelen Bledsoe – McLain Trevan Smith – Edmond Santa Fe Dominique Alexander – Booker T. Washington Marc Perry – Putnam City Taylor Bilyeu – Jones Kenneth Davis – Star Spencer Jordan Smallwood – Jenks Josh Morgan – Westmoore Blake Mejie – Union Dillon Rice - Muskogee Abrm McQuarters – Cascia Hall Cyle Atkins – Star Spencer Devin Swift – Sapulpa Chas Stallard – Cleveland Jacky Smith – Putnam City Corey Lawrence – Del City Nick Jeffreys – Bishop McGuinness Preston Soper - Muskogee Rowdy Simon - Vian Brady Barrett – Wyandotte Cre Moore – Broken Arrow Tucker Calmus – Mustang DeAndre Jennings – Bixby

Devin White – Putnam City Austin Brooks – OCS Cade Shearwood - Stigler Cory Irwins – Mustang Brett Asher – Cascia Hall Zach Jackson – Berryhill Tanner Steward – Arkoma Jake Warehime – Del City Zack Rogers – Holland Hall Easton Pingleton – Ada Kole Koenig – Oologah Austin Grauer – Lincoln Christian Tate Swab – Cascia Hall Nathan Lee – Jones Dillon Johnson – Afton Sinue Rodriguez - Sallisaw Christian Foster – Piedmont Troy Iverson – Kiefer Guthrie Dean – Morris Derrick Moore – Wetumka Andrew Douthit – Wyandotte Theo Berry – Shawnee Jakeem Johnson – Coweta Chris Baccus - Beggs Ben Oberste - Sallisaw Ethan Birdwell – Moore Kimmie Carson – East Central Novis Cullom – Memorial Joel Davis – Midwest City Michael Davis – Okemah Bryan Dutton – Guthrie Carlos Freeman – Midwest City Nick Hardaway – Westmoore Jared Minnix – Summit Spencer Seeley – Chandler Randall Smith – Coweta Quenten Thayer – Covington-Douglas Zac Uhles – Norman Diontay Washington – Douglass Darian Williams – Stillwater


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Western Oklahoma’s 5 Best Rivalries

Kingfisher

Grant Newton #1 – Kingfisher vs. Hennessey Sept. 14th @ Hennessey What to look for – The two Highway 81 rivals have been a mainstay in the title hunts for Classes 3A and 2A over the past few years with Hennessey seeking a third straight gold ball and Kingfisher reaching the finals twice in four years. Both team return massive experience and the runningbacks will star in the game. Hennessey will rely on Levi Hill while the Jackets will feature junior stalwart Landon Nault. Though the teams have only played the last two years in the recent past, there will be some fireworks at Hennessey on September 14th.

Kingfisher Outlook Coach Jeff Myers is excited about his offense this year as all skill position players return. Leading the way for the Yellow Jackets Spread formation is Grant Newton at quarterback and carrying the load at running back for the third year will be Landon Nault. The strength of the offense will be the line, anchored by Mitch Henderson along with Cole Cameron. The defense will be strong up front and in the secondary in the 4-3 look coach Myers runs. The linebackers will need to learn on the run but have plenty of potential. On the line, Kaden Jackson is an up and comer that may make an impression this year. Henderson will join Jackson on the line. Look for Gatlin Squires to make an impact on the defense as well, along with Cameron coming across the line and

Hennessey

Levi Hill playing some defensive end. Tyler Shepard will be looking to fill a linebacker spot along with Blair. The secondary looks experienced and fast. Keaton Ely will be lining up at one of the defensive back positions along with Nault. Jared Hendrix will be the finishing out the secondary at cornerback. Hennessey Outlook New coach Rick Luetjan takes over a team that is rich with experience. The Eagles will counter with senior Levi Hill who has the chance to be the all-time leading rusher in Hennessey history. Junio Pina will be a playmaker on offense as wel. The entire left side of the offensive line returns with senior Kale Hajek leading the way at guard. Junior Joel Martinez is back at center with Javy Renteria at tackle. On defense the Eagles are big and strong on the defensive line. Leutjan will continue to platoon most of his interior players with seniors Trevor Dowell and Cale Shimanek at end. Aguirre and Renteria will be used some on defense at tackle as the situation dictates. Junior Carlos Franco joins the fray at linebacker with Pina and senior Steven Lott at cornerback. Recent History: 2011: 21-6 (Kingfisher) 2010: 35-32 (Kingfisher)

VYPE Predicitoon: Encouraged by the corwd and a motivation to erase the past two years, Hennessey will come out on fire and try to set the tone. Upfront play of the Jacket line and the running of Nault will overcome. Kigfisher 27 - Hennessey 23.


#2 Lawton

Lawton Ike

Coach: Boone Copeland 2011 Record: 4-7

Coach: Randy Breeze 2011 Record: 9-3

Lawton High and head coach Randy Breeze has plenty of speed and is ready to stir up something special for the rest of Class 6A. That’s where we will begin with junior Ivan Thomas. Already offered by Kansas State, Thomas rushed for 672 yards through four games before his season was cut short by a torn ACL. Thomas was clocked at 4.6 in the 40-yard dash and simply is a nightmare to tackle. The size on the line is provided by senior tackle Ryne Yost. Junior Dallas Sealey and sophomore Jack Meservy were locked in a battle for the starting quarterback spot that was too close to call emerging from spring drills. Tevin Foster is a legit gamebreaker at receiver while wideout Casey Nadeau and tight end Nick Pyfer are also viable targets on offense. Defense could be the biggest factor in Lawton’s chances to make a run at the state title. The 2011 unit allowed 20.5 points per game, which was up from 13.5 in 2010. The 2012 edition of Wolverines should lower its predecessors numbers significantly. Senior Ben Scott moved in from North Carolina during the summer. Junior Taylor Wattenbarger was in on 89 tackles as a sophomore at linebacker. He’s a standout wrestler who locks on to opposing runners and always finds a way to get his man on the ground. The secondary revolves around the tandem of Maurice Chandler and Foster.

Starters return at nine positions on an offense that is most experienced up front. It’s also one of the biggest offensive lines that Eisenhower has fielded in some time. Three-year starter Dennis Pletcher is joined in the blocking efforts by fellow seniors Aaron Williams, Tyrin Green and Mark Bannon. Copeland envisions a balanced offense but thinks this edition of Eagles will throw the football more. Junior Randy Green and sophomore Bentley Bross are in competition for the starting spot at quarterback. Green has good speed and can move around in the pocket. Senior Ricky Alexander is one of the fastest players on the team. Eisenhower will also be large across the defensive front. Seniors Antonio Harris and John Mitchell will make it difficult for the opposition in the trenches. Add in Williams and Pletcher from the offensive line and you have a very formidable and imposing interior. Junior Dakota Young has shown much potential and could have a special season as he gains experience.

The Rivalry

The Wolverines will look to bounce back from a loss to Mac last year (21-14). Lawton did upend Ike 61-14 while Mac took the sweep be also beating Ike 21-14., while the Eagles topped Mac in a close one 31-28. Plenty of athletes will see the field this fall and all teams will be factors in their respective classes.

Lawton Mac Coach: Brett Manning 2010 Record: 13-1 Lawton MacArthur and coach Brett Manning are coming off a near perfect season in 2011. The only blemish on their record last season was a loss in the class 5A state finals. Quarterback Ricky McCarty has been in the system for three years but will get his first shot at leading the offense this season. McCarty won’t have to do it all on his own though. Running back Darius Graham (6-1, 218, Sr.) is back for one final go round. Graham is a powerful running back who has rushed for more than 3,000 yards in his

career and will definitely be playing on Saturdays next season. Caleb Kunze will lead the offensive line into battle each week. Malcolm Batchelor and Miguel Rosario will be McCarty’s top two targets when he drops back to pass.

The Highland defense returns four starters from the 2011 squad. Derek Block is a talented defensive end that will lead. On the second level, linebackers Jake Smith and Mitchell Fritts will be the coaches on the field, directing traffic and calling out coverages. In the secondary, Anthony Burris is a shut down corner that will be tasked with covering the opponent’s top wide receiver. Adrian Gaines is a free safety that is aggressive and hard hitting. AUGUST 2011 | VYPEOK.COM

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Elgin High School

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Sarah DeLong Sarah DeLong was a senior at Elgin High School and was named to the West AllState golf team where she represented her school and the west side of the state at the state golf tournament. In the new format DeLong was teamed up with McCann from Anadarko and their combine score helped the west win the match, 15-9.

Cache High School Jada Vernon Jada Vernon (Jr.) is a varsity volleyball player for the Cache Lady Bulldogs. Jada is extremely talented on the court and as an outside hitter is one of the top hitters in the class. Look for Jada and the Lady Bulldogs to continue to their path to a winning season.


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Maurice Chandler

Lawton High School

Maurice Chandler enters his senior year at Lawton High School as one of the more highly recruited players in the state. Chandler has several Division-1 offers on the table, but is focused on helping the Wolverines to a memorable season. Look for Chandler on the field making plays in the defensive secondary for Lawton.

Randy Green

Lawton Ike High School

Lawton Mac High School

Only a junior, Randy Green has made his presence felt offensively with his ability to play multiple positions including wide receiver and quarterback. Green and the Eagles are poised for a comeback season in 2012 and Green could be the man the lead the charge.

Ricky McCarty Ricky McCarty is the starting quarterback for the Lawton Mac Highlanders and is expected to have a great season as he enters his final year for coach Brett Manning. This season is McCarty’s first year as the starting QB, but he’s ready for the challenge and the coaching staff is excited to see what he can do.

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Weatherford

Western Oklahoma Clinton #3

Garrett Gaunt #3 – Weatherford vs. Clinton Sept. 21st @ Weatherford What to look for – The Red Tornadoes of Clinton enter the 2012 season as the top team in district 4A-1 and the overall No.1 pick in Class 4A. The runner-up finish in 2011 left the Red Tornadoes hungry for more. Garrison Mendoza will lead this team alongside junior Devin Mitchell and Michael Adams. The Clinton offense has the horsepower to put up some serious points, but it’s the defense led by Mitchell, Bo Bowell and Ben Radke that has the people talking. Weatherford is a top 10 team in Class 4A, predicted to finish second behind Clinton in the district. Junior quarterback Garrett Gaunt is back and could be the difference for the Eagles. Gaunt has a big target in Brady Boyd and a productive running game with Darian Malone and Jason Nickels. Weatherford has two hard-hitting linebackers in Matt Hoffman and Joe Leon who plan on stopping Mendoza and Mitchell. Mark your calendar for Sept. 21st, this one’s for all the marbles in 4A-1.

Weatherford Outlook Coach: Mickey Seifried Record: 6-5 With eight returning starters the Eagles are looking like one of the teams to beat this year. Quarterback Garrett Gaunt is back after a sophomore campaign where he tossed 11 touchdowns and completed 92-for-141 attempts. Gaunt has a big target in wide receiver Brady Boyd, a dual threat player capable of running the ball if necessary. Running backs Darian Malone and Jason Nickels are like thunder and lightning. Malone brings his speed to the table, while Nickels has the power. The offensive line is always a big key in the running game and Weatherford has a good group of players upfront including Jake Fuller. “We have several returning starters on both sides of the ball and we are excited about the upcoming season,” said coach Seifried.

Garrison Mendoza The Eagles return Matt Hoffman and Joe Leon. Hoffman accounted for 163 tackles and three interceptions last year, while Leon had 132 tackles of his own.

Clinton Outlook Coach: Mike Lee Record: 12-2 Quarterback Garrison Mendoza heads into his senior campaign coming off a season where he had 1,800 plus yards passing to go with 18 touchdowns. He will get one of his good young targets back in junior Devin Mitchell, who had 31 catches in 2011. Leading the big men up front on offense will be junior Grant Lee, who has a chance to be one of the best in school history, and senior Michael Adams. Also, look for senior fullback Aaron Lustfield (5-10, 210) to continue to open up some running lanes out of the backfield. Mitchell will continue to man the defensive backfield from one of the safety spots and Lee will continue his disruptive ways off the line. Junior Ryan Richert looks to start back where he left off during his sophomore season. Richert was flat dominant from his hybrid OLB/DE position where he amassed 80 plus tackles and caused headaches whether he was standing up or had his hand down. Bo Bowell will be moving from linebacker to the other safety spot. Look for juniors Ben Radke and Donievon Brown to move into full time starters this year at their respective positions, D-line and linebacker.

Recent History: 2011: 40-6 (Clinton) 2010: 40-13 (Clinton) 2009: 31-19 (Weatherford) 2008: 48-17 (Clinton) 2007: 30-8 (Clinton)

VYPE Prediction: Weatherford will ride a high wave into the district battle at home, wanting to avenge the last two seasons’ losses. Clinton calms the storm and triumphs. Clinton 34 - Weatherford 21.


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#4 – Ardmore vs. Duncan Oct. 5th @ Ardmore What to look for – District 5A-1 foes Ardmore and Duncan are scheduled to play on October 5th at Ardmore High School. Will the home field advantage help the Tigers this season? Picked to finish fourth in the district, Ardmore is looking to upset Duncan who is picked second in 5A-1. The Demons return 10 starters to the offensive and defensive side of the ball lead by Bryan Bradbury and John Jones in the trenches. Ardmore will look to QB Jeff Surrell and WR Carter Swanson for big plays.

Weatherford Outlook Coach: Doug Wendel Record: 8-5 Doug Wendel’s first season with a roster including 22 seniors. “There’s no hiding the fact we’ve only got three starters coming back,” said Wendel. “But, rest assured, I’m optimistic about this year. Every one of our players still has high expectations.” Jeff Surrell, described as a “natural” athlete by Wendel, will lead the offense at quarterback. The Tigers will have big play potential at wide receiver boasting the talents of Carter Swanson and Devin Reynolds. Elijah Clay, Braxton Whatley, Daylon Baker and Brandon Heminway. The Tigers will share running game duties showcasing the talents of Devron Roberts and Andrew Clark. The Tigers defense was paramount to the success in 2011 and Wendel expects to do the same this season. “Our defensive line is where we have the most experience,” said Wendel noting the play of the two returning starters Darious Lawson and Elijah Clay. C.T. Roan and Brandon Heminway will be counted upon at inside linebacker.

Tanner Norton

Duncan Outlook Coach: Jim Holloway Record: 8-4 Coach Jim Holloway will have five returning starters on the offensive side of the football. The offensive line looks to be stacked and ready to protect the quarterback and open up holes for the running backs. Leading the charge on the offensive line are seniors Caleb Longest and Bryan Bradburry and junior Daniel Moore. Also important in the blocking scheme is fullback Logan Gadbow. Tight end Andrew Peercy is a reliable blocker and pass catcher over the middle. On the outside wide receiver Ryan Haley, who was injured last season, is small and quick. On the other side Jack Braught is a tall, ball control receiver who the Demons will look at to keep the chains moving. The Demon defense returns five starters from last year’s squad and the defensive line looks to be its strength. Defensive ends John Jones and Cameron McGill will give offensive lines fits on the edge and Derek McKnight is a big defensive tackle that will look to stuff the opponents’ run game. At the second level Cody Merrill leads a talented but inexperienced group of linebackers that will need to grow up quick. Tanner Norton brings loads of experience as he started every game last season. Recent History: 2011: 23-20 (Duncan) 2010: 21-7 (Ardmore) 2009: 26-7 (Duncan) 2008: 20-17 (Ardmore) 2007: 41-16 (Duncan)

VYPE Predicitoon: The Demons are primed to continue the trend of the teams winning at home. The winner has alternated each of the last six years Holloway’s men make the plays in the end. Duncan 20 - Ardmore 14. AUGUST 2012

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#5 Seiling Western Oklahoma Laverne Buster Horn

#5 – Seiling vs. Laverne Oct. 26th @ Seiling What to look for – Two heavyweights out of district B-1 are on a collision course to determine who will claim the title of district champ. Seiling features one of the best players in Class B in Buster Horn, but also look for Thomas Sander and Jacob Gore to contribute. Laverne and head coach Tim Allen return QB Seth Overstreet and Tucker Hickman. The two should combine for some serious yardage this year. The Tigers are one of the top teams in Class B and could find themselves playing for a title this season, but first they must get through Seiling and that Wildcat defense. Seiling Outlook Coach: Brad Spurlock Record: 8-5 Seiling is coming off a successful 2011 campaign that saw them reach the quarterfinals of the Class B state playoffs. First year coach Brad Spurlock will look to a veteran offensive line led by guard Ryan Sander (6-3, 295, Jr.) to continue last year’s success. Flanking Sander are two talented tight ends, Thomas Sander (6-2, 205, Sr.) and Jacob Gore (6-5, 215, So.), that will try to get this team’s run option game going by opening up holes for senior tailback Buster Horn (5-8, 170). Horn is coming off a fantastic 2011 season where he rushed for 1,630 yards and scored 27 touchdowns. Horn was named to the VYPE Top 100 for the 2012 season. Coach Spurlock expects his defense to be “aggressive and hard hitting. We will look to stop the run first and make our opponents one dimensional.” Leading this aggressive defense are senior corner backs Kalieb House (5-8, 165) and Ryan Manning (6-0, 188). House racked up 144 tackles last season while Manning recorded 63. Cam Turner (6-7, 195, So.) is a

Seth Overstreet

young but talented defensive end whose length will cause problems for any quarterback looking to drop back and pass.

Laverne Outlook Coach: Tim Allen Record: 11-2 Head coach Tim Allen went 11-2 last season and after 15 years of coaching at Laverne coach Allen has the experience and the talent to continue this proud tradition of winning football. The offense will be based in the T-formation and Seth Overstreet (6-2, 200, Sr.) should be the signal caller at the helm. Overstreet is experienced and well prepared for the job. Running backs Tucker Hickman (5-11, 190, Sr.) and Trevor Harris (5-9, 155, Jr.) give the Tigers two excellent options in the running game. Dalton Birch (6-0, 190, So.) had an excellent freshman season and returns to plays some fullback and help protect Overstreet in the pocket. Defensively the Tigers are solid with many of the offensive starters playing defense. Cordell Burlingham (6-2, 230, Sr.) is a big athletic football player who can put his hand on the ground or stand up and play the end. Gage Murphy (6-0, 190, Sr.) may play linebacker where he can deliver those punishing hits and stop the run. Overstreet and Hickman may play in the secondary or at linebacker. Also look for Jarren Nine to see a significant amount of playing time this season. Recent History: 2011: 41-20 (Laverne) 2010: 26-12 (Laverne)

VYPE Predicitoon: The Wildcats are trying to avenge losses to the Tigers over the last two years and Buster Horn will ensure that this happens. Seiling 35 - Laverne 32.


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