Tahlequah Daily Press


December 27, 2013

Hard-earned honors

Sequoyah, Keys players land on 3A-7 accolade list


All-District 3A-7

Most Valuable Player:
Cory Rhode (Locust Grove) - Ran for 1,368 yards and 20 touchdowns on 178 carries. Added 35 catches for 325 yards and two touchdowns.

Offensive MVP: Justin Flewellen (Lincoln Christian) - Averaged 6.6 yards per carry (1,840 yards on 279 carries) while totaling 18 touchdowns.

Defensive MVP: Justin Sanders (Hilldale) - Was the Hornets’ top sacker with 15 and the team’s second-leading tackler with 119.

Special Teams MVP: Cameron McIntire (Locust Grove) - Had 15 kick returns for an average of 31 yards per return, plus two touchdowns. Also led the Pirates in receiving with 80 catches for 950 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Coach of the Year: Matt Hennesy (Locust Grove) - Took over a club that went 4-6 in 2012 and led the Pirates to a 12-1 season, including a 3A quarterfinal appearance, which ended with a loss to Plainview.

Offensive Players of the Year

Offensive line: Ryan Woolman (Locust Grove)
- Was key up front on the offensive line for a unit that averaged more than 40 points per contest.

Quarterback: Chandler Puckett (Hilldale) - Completed 60.6 percent (154 of 254) of his passes for 2,391 yards and 30 touchdowns, compared to only 10 interceptions.

Wide receiver: Bradley Campbell (Hilldale) - As Puckett’s favorite target, he hauled in 73 catches for 1,336  yards and 18 touchdowns.

Defensive Players of the Year

Defensive line: CJ Honeycutt (Hilldale)
- Was a half sack short of 10 for the season. Also had 91 tackles.

OLB/DE: Christian Duffield (Jay) - Racked up 111 tackles and three sacks.

Inside linebacker: Tim Schwoegler (Lincoln Christian) - Led the Bulldogs with 127 tackles.

Defensive back: Derek Shrum (Jay) - Had one interception and 82 tackles for the Bulldogs.


Locust Grove: Traden Sokoloski (OLB), Charley Briggs (DE).

Hilldale: Dakota Holmes (DB), Jake Leybas (LB), Hunter Olson (OL), Seth Reheard (RB).

Lincoln Christian: Rylan Schmidt (OL), Garrett Parks (OL), Brett Prichett (DB).

Jay: Kongmong Vang (WR/DB), Brett Webb (OL), Briton Duncan (OL), Jeremiah Sirmans (LB).

Sequoyah: Nick Kingfisher (DB), Cody Hooper (DB), Marley Lowe (DB), Dylan Poe (LB), Kyle Martinez (DE), Colin Vann (OL), Elijah Tucker (OL), Caisen Green (WR).

Keys: Trey Horn (OL), Dakota Matlock (RB).

Honorable mention

Hilldale: Jake Adams (LB), Caleb Schultz (OL), Dakota Nail (OL).

Lincoln Christian: Aaron Birch (OL).

Jay: Brooks Carroll (RB).

Sequoyah: Grant Neugin (LB).

Keys: Chance Weir (DL).

Westville: Gavin Beach (DB), Kemon Hammer (DL), Dylon Grant (WR), Ethan Garman (OL).

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