– 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 feature of the winner coming out on Tuesday. Here’s a look at this week’s candidates.
BRADEN GLEASON – QUARTERBACK
In one of the more wild games on Friday night, Muldrow knocked off Stigler in an absolute shootout that went down to the wire. Leading the charge for the Bulldogs was their gunslinger at quarterback in Braden Gleason. Gleason completed 25 of his 40 passes on the night for 455 yards in the win. He also accounted for six touchdowns, five coming on pass plays and one coming on the ground. Muldrow has plenty of momentum going into the playoffs.
BRYCE CABRERA – RUNNING BACK
Owasso had a bit of a fight with Edmond North but would turn it on and rolled to a 42-14 win over the Huskies. Leading the way was perhaps the most underrated player in the state. Running back Bryce Cabrera set a school-record for most touchdowns in a season for Owasso. He’s had 30 total touchdowns on the year. He finished with nearly 250 yards and six touchdowns on Friday. The Rams have stars everywhere but Cabrera has been the unsung hero.
COBY TILLMAN – LINEBACKER
Bixby knocked off rival Sand Springs and linebacker Coby Tillman had another big performance leading the Spartan defense. He finished with 24 tackles, two of them were for a loss and he also finished with an interception. Tillman also reached a notable milestone in the win. With his 24 tackles, Tillman now has over 500 tackles in his career with Bixby. He’ll look to help lead them to a fourth consecutive state championship and end his career with a fourth ring.
PRESTON COLBERT – QUARTERBACK
Midwest City junior quarterback Preston Colbert is once again a candidate for OKPreps Player Of The Week. This is the third time he’s been up for the award in the last four weeks. In their district-clinching win over Stillwater, Colbert was calm, cool and collected. He completed 18 of his 22 passes for 234 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also ran for two more scores as the Bombers go into the playoffs as the one seed and have won eight straight games.
STEVIE QUINONES – RUNNING BACK
The Depew standout has had a great career and he had another strong game as Depew finished off an undefeated regular season. The Hornets now find themselves as the #1 team in Class B as they enter the playoffs. In their final win of the regular season, Quinones went off once again. He finished with 330 yards and four touchdowns as the Hornets rolled to another win. Behind Quinones, Depew has to be considered a strong favorite to win the state title.