– BY MICHAEL KNIGHT
The 2017 football season is in the books and it was a great one. It’s time to start recognizing some of the great individual performances we saw throughout the season. It’s time for Awards Week here on OKPreps. Throughout the week, we’ll have different posts recognizing the best of the best. For the complete schedule and a look at previous posts, check it out at the bottom of this post. We continue things today with the 1st team selections for OKPreps All State Team. The complete All State Team will be released on Saturday. Here’s an in-depth look at every selection to the 1st team.
QB Preston Colbert – Junior – Midwest City
– This year’s Most Improved Player, Midwest City quarterback Preston Colbert had a stellar junior season where he threw for 36 touchdowns and ran for another 14 touchdowns. The future is bright.
RB Devonte Lee – Senior – John Marshall
– John Marshall running back Devonte Lee is a 1st Team pick for the second straight year. While he didn’t put up the crazy stats we saw last year, he still ran for over 2,000 yards, 35 touchdowns and won a title.
RB Miles Davis – Junior – Lawton
– The latest running back to emerge in Lawton is junior Miles Davis. Davis very quickly made a name for himself with over 300 yards in his first game. He finished with nearly 2,400 yards and 32 touchdowns.
RB Payton Scott – Senior – Sand Springs
– No other running back has run for more yards in the history of 6A football. Let that one sink in. That’s exactly what Sand Springs RB Payton Scott accomplished with nearly 2,600 yards and 33 touchdowns.
WR Jacob Morris – Senior – Newcastle
– Over 100 catches, over 2,000 yards, more than 20 touchdown receptions. What a breakout year for Newcastle wide receiver Jacob Morris. The 1-2 punch of Casey Thompson to Jacob Morris was fun to watch.
WR Sean Shaw – Senior – Jones
– Jones wide receiver Sean Shaw has been one of the more consistent players since he was first making highlight plays early on. He caught 18 touchdowns this year and has 37 touchdown catches in last 3 seasons.
OL Andrew Raym – Sophomore – Broken Arrow
– One of only two sophomores to make the OKPreps All State 1st Team, Broken Arrow’s Andrew Raym has emerged as the next big OL prospect to come out of Oklahoma. Will probably move to LT next year.
OL Brey Walker – Senior – Westmoore
– Another two-time selection to the All State 1st Team, Brey Walker has been a monster on the offensive line for four years now. The Army All American is headed to Oklahoma and ranks right now as the top prospect.
OL Hunter Anthony – Senior – Tuttle
– Tuttle’s Hunter Anthony is without a doubt the biggest dude you’re going to see on this list. At 6’7, Anthony is a mountain of a man and has become one of the better offensive tackles in a class full of stars at that spot.
OL Jacob Farrell – Senior – Sulphur
– Sulphur’s Jacob Farrell emerged this spring as the breakout prospect. He went from no offers to a handful of top D1 programs knocking on his door in a matter of days. Farrell made a deep OL class even deeper.
OL Ricky Stromberg – Junior – Union
– The only junior OL selection is Union’s Ricky Stromberg. This Union product went from being a prospect to watch this year to one of the more dominant players on the line of scrimmage. 2019’s top OL prospect.
DL Anthony Goodlow – Senior – Del City
– In his first season at defensive end, Del City’s Anthony Goodlow earned 1st Team All State honors. This comes after finishing with over 100 tackles and 19 sacks on the year. Signed to play college ball at Tulsa.
DL Israel Antwine – Senior – Millwood
– Millwood’s Israel Antwine was a force on the offensive and defensive lines for the Falcons. However, it was on the defensive side where Antwine was a true game changer. Antwine could ruin an opponent’s run game.
DL Jordan Kelley – Senior – Union
– You can put Union defensive tackle Jordan Kelley in that same conversation as Millwood’s Israel Antwine. Kelley was one of the best interior lineman that Union has had in years. He would blow up play after play.
DL Mike Edwards – Senior – Muskogee
– Similar to Goodlow at Del City, Muskogee defensive end Mike Edwards enjoyed a breakout season in 2017. Edwards finished right behind Goodlow with 18 sacks on the year. He also had 69 tackles this season.
LB Coby Tillman – Senior – Bixby
– Another two-time pick to the All State 1st Team, Bixby linebacker Coby Tillman finished a great career with his best season. He finished with 200 tackles and 13 sacks and has been a force on defense for 3 years.
LB Jalen Redmond – Senior – Midwest City
– The final of four two-time selections to the All State 1st Team, Midwest City’s Jalen Redmond followed up a great junior year with an even better senior season. Redmond finished with 77 tackles and 18 sacks.
DB Dax Hill – Junior – Booker T Washington
– Without a doubt the fastest player on the OKPreps All State 1st Team is Booker T Washington’s Dax Hill. He helped lead the Hornets to a 6A-D2 title. The most impressive part of Hill’s game is his closing speed.
DB Jason Taylor II – Senior – Carl Albert
– Jason Taylor II, a Player Of The Year Finalist, did just about everything for Carl Albert in their pursuit of a second straight title. He was a menace at safety and a flat out playmaker with 9 interceptions on the year.
DB Josh Proctor – Senior – Owasso
– Another Player Of The Year Finalist, Proctor was one of several stars for Owasso’s defense. The Army All American was a terror at safety. He’s made a strong argument to be the best prospect in the 2018 class.
DB Josh Sharp – Senior – Berryhill
– Berryhill’s Josh Sharp had his season cut short to an injury late in the regular season. He was still able to put together a great year with 8 interceptions on the season, including four interceptions in one game.
DB Patrick Fields – Senior – Union
– The leader of a stellar Union defense, Patrick Fields is one of the more intelligent players in Oklahoma’s 2018 class. A true student of the game, Fields has become one of the state’s top safety prospects.
SPECIAL TEAMS/ALL PURPOSE
K Noah Rauschenberg – Junior – Union
– Union’s Noah Rauschenberg was another weapon on a very talented Union team. He made 14 field goals with his longest coming from 50 yards. He also routinely kicked the ball out of the end zone on kickoff’s.
P Mason Drake – Sophomore – Perry
– Perry’s Mason Drake put up monster numbers as a quarterback but he was also one of the better, if not the best, punters in Oklahoma this year. Averaged over 40 yards per punt and had 10 punts inside the 20.
ATH Corbin Daniels – Senior – Holland Hall
– If any player is the definition of “All Purpose”, it’s Holland Hall’s Corbin Daniels. Over 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns receiving, 13 interceptions and 3 touchdown returns in the kick game. What else do you want?
ATH Wil Amos – Senior – Afton
– Put Afton on his back and led them to the Class A state championship. Quarterback Wil Amos became just the 11th player in Oklahoma history to run for more than 3,000 yards. He played nearly every play this year.
December 18: Class By Class Player Of The Year
December 19: Breakout Stars
December 21: Most Improved Player
Today: OKPreps All State 1st Team
December 23: Complete All State Team
December 24: OKPreps Player Of The Year & Coach Of The Year
December 25: OKPreps Fan’s Favorite & Career Achievement Award