– 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 for the Bravado Wireless Player Of The Week 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.
BEN HARRIS – QUARTERBACK – CARL ALBERT
Carl Albert was playing without star running back Dadrion “Rabbit” Taylor and they needed someone to step up in their rivalry clash with Del City. Sophomore quarterback Ben Harris answered the call as he helped lead Carl Albert to the 32-31 overtime win. Harris completed 15 of his 32 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns. All three touchdowns came after halftime. He also added the two-point conversion that sent the game to OT.
CADEN BENDABOUT – QUARTERBACK – LOCUST GROVE
Locust Grove made one of the loudest statements of week two when they blasted Adair 59-16 on Thursday night. The Pirates looked like what we saw from Locust Grove when Mason Fine was setting all sorts of records. Current quarterback Caden Bendabout might not break those records but he had a Fine night himself. Pun intended. He completed 10 of 11 passes for 270 yards and three touchdowns as the Pirates rolled to the win.
GUNNAR GUNDY – QUARTERBACK – STILLWATER
For the second straight week, Stillwater rolled over a 6A-D1 team and for the second straight week, the Pioneers have one of their players as a Player Of The Week candidate. Last week, it was sophomore running back Qwontrel Walker. This week, it’s junior quarterback Gunnar Gundy. The lefty threw for 337 yards on 13-18 passing with three touchdowns. Gundy threw for over 200 yards and three touchdowns in the first quarter alone.
RYAN JOHNSON – RUNNING BACK – METRO CHRISTIAN
Metro Christian has a long history of putting up big numbers in the passing game but on a wet and windy Friday night, it was the running game that put up those eye-opening numbers in a 47-30 win over OCS. Running back Ryan Johnson finished the night with just over 300 yards and four touchdowns as the Patriots remained undefeated. He finished the night with 25 carries and will give future Metro opponents something else to worry about.
TREY KISER – RUNNING BACK – SULPHUR
In one of the best individual performances we’ve seen from a running back this year, Sulphur’s Trey Kiser could not be stopped as the Bulldogs blew out rival Davis 47-9. The senior standout finished the game with 403 yards and six touchdowns on just 15 carries. Kiser did the majority of his damage in the first half as he only played the first part of the third quarter before sitting for the final 18 minutes.