– BY MICHAEL KNIGHT
Every Sunday, OKPreps will take a look at the best performances from the previous week. We’ll narrow it down to five candidates and open it up so you can vote for the “Fan’s Favorite” Player Of The Week. You can vote as many times as you want for your pick and the voting will end at Noon on Wednesday. The winner will be crowned on Wednesday afternoon. The staff selection will be made every Monday with a video feature of the winner coming out on Tuesday. Here’s a look at this week’s candidates.
DJ WAGONER – WIDE RECEIVER
Jenks senior wide receiver DJ Wagoner has emerged as a dynamic playmaker this fall in the Jenks offense. The Trojans may have started the season slower than normal, but Wagoner has been a bright spot each week. Jenks has turned things around and the Trojans rolled to another win on Friday night. Wagoner caught 7 passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Edmond Memorial.
JD HEAD – QUARTERBACK
Defending 3A state champion Jones is undefeated and still #1 in Class 3A. The offense continues to roll, despite the graduation of OKPreps Player Of The Year Brandon George. George’s replacement is sophomore quarterback JD Head. The super sophomore was lights out again on Friday night. He completed 17 of his 21 passes for 304 yards and five touchdowns as the Longhorns remained unbeaten.
JOE SMITH – RUNNING BACK/DEFENSIVE LINEMAN
It’s not very often that a team’s best defensive lineman is also their star running back. That’s the case for 2A’s #3 Holland Hall. The Dutch are led by senior running back and defensive lineman Joe Smith. This is the second time that Smith has been a candidate and was dominant once again Friday. He only had three carries but finished with 163 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 17 tackles on defense.
PAYTON SCOTT – RUNNING BACK
A couple weeks after setting the school record for most rushing yards with 358, Sand Springs running back Payton Scott was at it again in a victory over Ponca City. While he didn’t match his record, Scott ran for 280 yards on just 18 carries and finished with five touchdowns as the Sandites took care of the Wildcats. Scott appears to be well on his way to running for over 2,000 yards this year.
RJ FISHER – QUARTERBACK/DEFENSIVE BACK
A long weather delay out west couldn’t stop RJ Fisher as Lawton Eisenhower handled Woodward with a 49-28 victory. Fisher had one of the best all around performances that we’ve seen all year. He accounted for over 400 yards of total offense and scored five total touchdowns. He ran for 282 yards and one touchdown, he threw another touchdown. He also had three interceptions on defense, one that he took back for his fifth TD.