By Buck Ringgold | Photo by Karen Schwartz
The following is a list of several of the top Oklahoma high school football performers from Week 12, the second week of the playoffs.
If you know of a top star we should add, let us know in the comments.
Rovaughn Banks, Tulsa Union, QB
A senior, Banks completed 9-of-13 passes for 131 yards, including the go-ahead touchdown with 6:11 left in the Redhawks’ 17-14 win against Broken Arrow in the 6AI semifinals. Banks also rushed for 81 yards on 19 carries.
Jakeb Snyder, Bixby, WR/DB
Snyder caught five passes for 154 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown on the second play from scrimmage as the Spartans defeated Stillwater, 48-6, in the 6AII semifinals. Snyder also blocked an extra-point attempt.
Buddy Bizzell, Midwest City Carl Albert, RB
Bizzell scored both touchdowns, including the go-ahead score in the third quarter, as the Titans rallied to defeat Coweta, 14-7, in the 5A quarterfinals.
Ethan Roush, Holland Hall, QB
Roush threw for 158 yards and two touchdowns while adding 57 yards rushing and a TD as the Dutch defeated Perkins-Tryon, 34-14, in the 3A quarterfinals.
Erik McCarty, McAlester, RB
The junior standout rushed for 193 yards on 23 carries and had two TDs as the Buffaloes stayed undefeated with a 27-21 win against Guthrie in the 5A quarterfinals.
Matt Clover, Eufaula, RB
Clover rushed for 189 yards on 22 carries and scored three TDs as the Ironheads won their 2A second-round playoff game, defeating two-time defending 2A champion Metro Christian, 56-21.
Jett Turner, Jenks, RB
A sophomore pressed into duty after the Trojans’ top two tailbacks sat out due to injuries, Turner rushed for 106 yards on 25 carries with a TD as Jenks outlasted Mustang, 17-10, in the 6AI semifinals.
CJ Brown, Beggs, RB
Brown, a senior and Oklahoma State commit, rushed for 224 yards on 24 carries and had five TDs in the Demons’ 44-24 win at Vian in the second round of the 2A playoffs.
Todd Mattox, Poteau, RB
The senior, and team’s top rusher, had a pair of first-half touchdowns as the Pirates defeated Blanchard, 45-14, in the 4A quarterfinals.
Max Brown, Lincoln Christian, QB
Brown, a senior and Central Michigan commit, completed 20-of-27 passes for 240 yards and three TDs and also had a rushing TD in the Bulldogs’ 35-7 win against Sulphur in the 3A quarterfinals.
Andrew Carney, Collinsville, QB
Carney rushed for 325 yards on 35 carries and had five touchdowns as the Cardinals went for more than 600 yards rushing in their 56-35 win against Bishop McGuinness in the 5A quarterfinals.
Ethan Clark, Cascia Hall, RB
Clark rushed for 173 yards on 25 carries and had three TDs as the Commandos defeated Victory Christian, 33-21, in the second round of the 2A playoffs.
Cole Scott, Washington, RB
A junior, Scott rushed for 259 yards on 40 carries and had three TDs as the Warriors remained undefeated with a 52-21 win against Jones in the second round of the 2A playoffs.
Brett Pense, Edmond Deer Creek, QB
Pense rushed for a touchdown and then threw the game-winning TD pass with less than two minutes left in the Antlers’ 20-17 win against Sand Springs in the 6AII semifinals.
Jace Gilbert, Marlow, QB/K
Gilbert accounted for all of the Outlaws’ 38 points in their 38-7 win against Chandler in the second round of the 2A playoffs. He had three TD passes, two TD runs, kicked five PAT’s along with booting a 30-yard field goal.
Canon West, Tuttle, RB
West had three rushing touchdowns and added a two-point conversion run in the undefeated Tigers’ 28-0 win against Wagoner in the 4A quarterfinals.
Will Paque, Heritage Hall, QB
Paque tied a school record by passing for six touchdown passes as the Chargers stayed undefeated after a 56-25 win against Berryhill in the 3A quarterfinals.
Mason Snyder, Crossings Christian, WR/DB
Snyder caught four passes for 89 yards and two TDs, rushed for 83 yards and a TD and also had an interception return for a TD in his team’s 55-20 win against Lindsay in the second round of the 2A playoffs.
Aidan Rhodes, Woodland, QB
Rhodes threw for three touchdown passes, two coming inside the final three minutes of play, as Woodland rallied for a 20-19 win against Gore in the second round of the Class A playoffs.
Daylan Thompson, Elk City, RB
The senior standout rushed for 265 yards and a touchdown as the Elks prevailed at Grove, 45-24, in the 4A quarterfinals.
Ben Harman, Cashion, QB
Harman completed 14-of-20 passes for 280 yards and four touchdowns as the Wildcats posted a 55-6 win against Hooker in the second round of the Class A playoffs.
Isaiah Gray, Lawton MacArthur, RB
Gray rushed for three touchdowns as the Highlanders rolled past Pryor, 40-0 in the 5A quarterfinals.