– 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.
ANTHONY BLAND – WIDE RECEIVER
In Stillwater’s 42-22 win over Choctaw, the Pioneer offense was once again lights out. The Pioneers have had a candidate for Player Of The Week on four occasions now. Junior wide receiver Anthony Bland is the third different Pioneer to be a candidate. He earned his way on the list after catching 12 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns. He’s become Stillwater’s home run threat in this high-powered offense.
CHASE RICKE – QUARTERBACK
One week after Lincoln Christian stumbled at Seminole, they bounced back by blowing out Webster 56-7. The Bulldogs had no problems getting back in the win column with a passing attack that could not be slowed down. Quarterback Chase Ricke finished the game with 348 yards and six touchdowns on 12 of 17 passing. He finished with more touchdowns in the win than incompletions on Friday night.
DANIEL “DEUCE” HISHAW – QUARTERBACK
Moore won a shootout with Edmond North in a 53-35 victory on Friday night. The Lions were able to light up the scoreboard behind their electric junior quarterback. Daniel “Deuce” Hishaw has put up big numbers and Friday night was no different. Hishaw threw for 375 yards and four touchdowns on 15- of 23 passing. He also finished with 112 yards and one touchdown on the ground.
DANIEL HOWARD – QUARTERBACK
Millwood quarterback Daniel Howard doesn’t have the stats that compare to some of the other candidates. However, he was instrumental in the Falcons erasing a 17-0 halftime deficit to win 22-17. Howard finished with over 150 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. He also had over 50 yards passing and a pair of two point conversions. Without Howard, Millwood’s winning streak might not have reached 34.
SEVION MORRISON – RUNNING BACK
Edison took care of Coweta on a Thursday night with a 49-20 win. Junior running back Sevion Morrison had the state’s attention following his record-setting performance. Morrison finished with 419 yards and six touchdowns on 27 carries. He did the majority of his damage in the first half, finishing with over 300 yards in the first two quarters. Morrison has put up impressive numbers but this was at a different level.