The First Ever kotv.com All-Metro Preseason High School Football Team


Wednesday, August 16th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


By Sean Mossman

The following is a little something to whet your appetites for the upcoming high school football season. After talking to nearly every coach in the Tulsa metro area, I’ve put together a little list of some of the players they’re talking about. It’s sort of a dream team of area high school talent.

A pre-season all-area team is a bit of a risky proposition, but I’m braving it. It’s not meant to be a slight on any of the young men in the area. It’s meant to pay homage to some of the players with the potential to make this upcoming season memorable.

There were a few rules I made for myself before compiling this list.

1. Only two players from any team could make the all-area first team. It would be very easy to pick a half-dozen players from Jenks, Union or Owasso. I thought it would be fairer to smaller school players if I limited each team to two apiece. Even at that, the team is made up of a majority of 6A players. Every effort was made to include all classes of football.

2. Area coaches opinions carried a substantial amount more weight than recruiting services. Coaches provide a perspective that websites or magazines can not.

3. Have fun. These are still kids we’re talking about. I constantly asked myself what 26 players would make the most exciting team.

Now let the debates begin, but take it easy. Have as much fun talking and thinking about this list as I had compiling it. If you have a serious complaint about any of it, I’d be glad to answer any e-mails. My address is listed at the bottom.

Pre-season First Team All-Metro

Offense

QB- Ryan Summers-Sand Springs
RB- Kejuan Jones- Jenks
RB- Lamont Moore- Owasso
FB- Keith Jacobs- Broken Arrow
WR- Jerome Janet- Union
WR- Justin Fisher- Bristow
TE- Matt Mangrum- Tulsa East Central
OL- Hilario Guerrero- Kellyville
OL- Kito Talbert- Tulsa Memorial
OL- Charles “Bubba” Carlisle- Collinsville
OL- Jon Ellis- Tulsa Edison
OL- Marko Hutton- Tulsa McLain

Defense

DL-Joey Guzman- Union
DL- Brandon Jones- Bishop Kelley
DL-Efe Mowarin- Tulsa Memorial
DL- Corey Curtis- Owasso
LB- Mike Wilson- Booker T. Washington
LB- Roy Gage- Booker T. Washington
LB- Blake Wilson- Catoosa
DB- Bobby Klinck- Jenks
DB- Tim Holt- Kellyville
DB- Dan Dixon- Cascia Hall
DB- Keith Manning- Tulsa Rogers

Special Teams

PK- David Carlton- Bishop Kelley
KR- Clint Rountree- Tahlequah
P- Brad Devault- Sapulpa


Others to Watch

Offensive Line- Jason Simmons- Tahlequah, Brent Caldwell- Tahlequah, Cameron Goodwin- Union, Dustin Kline- Union, Deontae Paarker- Bishop Kelley

Defensive Line- Aaron Rooney- Union, Brandon Lohr- Jenks, Brian Pickrell- Jenks, John Frazier- Broken Arrow

Linebacker- Darold Mansfield- Union, Ryan Woody- Mannford, Bubba Smith- Owasso, Ryan Thomas- Claremore Sequoyah, Andrae Watson- Sapulpa, Adam Robertson- Cascia Hall, Jake Baldwin- Mannford

Running Back- Jake Murell- Bishop Kelley, General Washington- Coweta, Courtney Tenniel- Glenpool, Brandon Johnson- Victory Christian

Quarterback- Tyler Gooch- Union, Scott McCoy- Jenks, Jason Byers- Owasso, Brett Bynum- Tahlequah, David Bowie- Tulsa East Central, Dustin Bailey- Claremore Sequoyah , Jon Barrett- Tulsa Edison, Marc Goolsby- Tulsa Webster , Heath Evans- Cascia Hall, Matt Lormer- Coweta

Receivers- Zac Spavital- Union, Jared Bowling- Jenks, Brian Pickryl- Jenks

Kickers- Ross Novak- Bartlesville


Related Links: Oklahoma High School Sports

Sean Mossman is a web producer for kotv.com. His specialty is high school sports. Reach Sean by e-mail smossman@kotv.com.