– BY MICHAEL KNIGHT
Week five is in the books and we saw some great performances all over the state. In fact, we couldn’t narrow it down to just five. So we’re making a little history with our biggest Player Of The Week poll with ten candidates. This week, we saw several quarterbacks lead their teams to marquee wins, a pair running backs setting school records and wide receivers with big nights. It’s time to take a look at the candidates for the OKPreps Player of the Week presented by Alpha Awards. Look at the candidates and vote for who you think should be the Fan’s Choice for Player of the Week. The staff selection will be announced on Monday and the fan’s choice will be announced Wednesday after voting ends at Noon!
Baehler Buol – Quarterback – Noble
Noble won an instant classic against Coweta in a 35-31 stunner. Quarterback Baehler Buol has been one of the top quarterbacks in the state the last season and a half and he backed that up on Friday night. Buol threw for 399 yards on 30-56 passing. Buol threw for three touchdowns in the win. His last touchdown pass gave Noble the lead for good in the win.
Blake Adams – Quarterback – Heritage Hall
As Heritage Hall extended their state-leading winning streak to 32 consecutive games, quarterback Blake Adams had a great night in their victory on the road against Weatherford. Adams threw for 327 yards and five touchdowns as the Chargers remained undefeated. In an offense that has been run-first over the last few years, Adams’ production opened some eyes.
Brandon Marquardt – Quarterback – Norman North
Norman North’s offense has been explosive from the start of this season and they kept it up against Mustang. Quarterback Brandon Marquardt has become one of the top quarterbacks in the state and had one of his top games on Friday. Marquardt completed 16 of his 21 passes for 332 yards and six touchdowns. All of this was done in the first half, Marquardt didn’t play after halftime.
Braden Parker – Quarterback – McAlester
In one of the more exciting games of the year, McAlester won a double overtime shootout with Shawnee in a 54-53 win. In the win, quarterback Braden Parker had the game of his life. The McAlester signal caller completed 22 of his 37 passes for 462 yards and eight touchdowns. Coming into Friday’s game, Parker had only thrown for nine touchdowns in the first four games. He nearly matched that Friday.
Brayden Klusak – Wide Receiver – McAlester
For the first time ever, we have ten candidates for OKPreps Player Of The Week. And for the first time ever we have two teammates that are candidates for the award as well. Wide receiver Brayden Klusak also had a career night in the double OT win. Klusak caught nine passes for 308 yards and four touchdowns. Coming into the game, Klusak just had six catches on the season. It was a big night for the Buffalo offense.
Isaiah Epps – Wide Receiver – Jenks
Jenks blew out Broken Arrow and made it look easy from the start when they knocked off the Tigers 62-24. The standout was Jenks wide receiver Isaiah Epps, who finished with eight catches for 170 yards and four touchdowns in the win. He also scored a rushing touchdown. Jenks improved to 6-0 on the season after their blowout of the Tigers.
Jacob Medrano – Quarterback – Muskogee
In the OKPreps Game Of The Week, Muskogee knocked off Bixby 45-42 to become the new number one team in 6A-D2. The Roughers were led by their quarterback Jacob Medrano in the win. The Rougher signal caller finished with 346 yards passing and four touchdowns. The last touchdown pass came with 55 seconds left to give the Roughers the win on a perfect pass.
Reed Martin – Running Back – Lincoln Christian
Lincoln Christian running back Reed Martin couldn’t be stopped in their blowout victory over Jay Friday night. The two-way star for Lincoln Christian broke school records with his performance. He ran the ball 21 times and finished with 425 yards and seven touchdowns in the win. Martin averaged over 20 yards per carry in the win. The yards and touchdowns were both single-game records.
Rubell Goe – Wide Receiver – Bishop McGuinness
Bishop McGuinness wide receiver Rubell Goe had one of his more complete games in their win over Guthrie. Goe was very efficient, catching four passes and taking three of them for touchdowns. He finished with 119 yards on the night. Goe is also playing on defense this year and he came up with two interceptions in the win. He’ll need to have another career night as McGuinness hosts Carl Albert next.
Shamari Brooks – Running Back – Union
Another record-setting performance came from Union running back Shamari Brooks. In a blowout victory on the road against Owasso, Brooks couldn’t be kept out of the end zone. The Tulsa commit carried the ball 23 times for 234 yards and finished with seven touchdowns. the seven touchdowns tied a single-game record. However, Brooks broke the career touchdown record with the performance Friday.