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The Oklahoman's All-State Football 2018: Meet the first-team offense

Will Kuehne, Owasso, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman
Will Kuehne, Owasso, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman


Will Kuehne, Owasso

Senior quarterback

Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 178

College: North Texas

This season: A year after leading the Rams to the state title, Kuehne returned and nearly duplicated his junior season while leading the way back to the Class 6A-I state semifinals. He completed 204 of 359 passes for 2,569 yards and 24 touchdowns, throwing just seven interceptions. He also rushed for 459 yards and five TDs.

 

Sevion Morrison, Tulsa Edison, The Oklahoman All State football, Friday, December 21, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman
Sevion Morrison, Tulsa Edison, The Oklahoman All State football, Friday, December 21, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman


Sevion Morrison, Tulsa Edison

Junior running back

Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 187

This season: No player had a bigger breakout season than Morrison, who led the Eagles to the Class 5A playoffs. He averaged a remarkable 11.76 yards per carry, totaling 2,728 yards and 35 TDs. In a five-week span to close the regular season, he totaled 1,745 rushing yards and 26 TDs.

 

Dadrion Taylor, Carl Albert, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman
Dadrion Taylor, Carl Albert, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman


Offensive Player of the Year

Dadrion Taylor, Carl Albert

Senior running back

Ht./Wt.: 5-10, 175

College: Utah State

This season: A dynamic running back who only got better in his final season, Taylor led the Titans to a third straight Class 5A state championship, rushing for 1,365 yards and 24 TDs in just 10 games. He was at his best in the playoffs, scoring 13 TDs in five games.

 

Qwontrel Walker, Stillwater, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman
Qwontrel Walker, Stillwater, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman


Qwontrel Walker, Stillwater

Sophomore running back

Ht./Wt.: 5-8, 180

This season: Walker was the workhorse for a prolific Stillwater offense that led the way to the Class 6A-II state championship game, a first for the Pioneers in four decades. The soft-spoken Walker rushed nearly 285 times for 2,130 yards and 35 TDs, averaging 7.5 yards per carry as he set multiple single-season records in just 12 games.

 

Jeff Foreman, Del City, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman
Jeff Foreman, Del City, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman


Jeff Foreman, Del City

Senior receiver

Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 180

College: Arkansas State

This season: When big plays were needed, Foreman was there to make them as he finished with 64 catches for 1,247 yards and 16 touchdowns. While leading the Eagles to the Class 6A-II postseason, he rewrote nearly every school receiving record, intercepted a pass and sparked the special teams as a returner.

 

Brennan Presley, Bixby, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman
Brennan Presley, Bixby, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman


Brennan Presley, Bixby

Junior receiver

Ht./Wt.: 5-9, 160

This season: A lightning quick receiver who also played some running back, Presley was the Spartans big-play threat for its Class 6A-II championship squad, catching 67 passes for more than 1,000 yards and 16 total TDs. And on defense he even snagged six interceptions.

 

Layne Grantham, Westmoore, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman
Layne Grantham, Westmoore, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman


Layne Grantham, Westmoore

Senior offensive lineman

Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 306

College choice: Undecided

This season: A bull for an offensive line that led the way for more than 350 yards per game, Grantham had more than 90 pancake blocks and also played defense. He turned heads with his size and versatility.

  

Brady Latham, Jenks, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman
Brady Latham, Jenks, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman


Brady Latham, Jenks

Senior offensive lineman

Ht./Wt.: 6-5, 285

College choice: Arkansas

This season: The son of former Oklahoma lineman Bob Latham led the way for an offense that scored less than 27 points only twice, averaged more than 200 rushing yards and three rushing TDs per game. Brady also did not allow a sack the entire season.

 

Andrew Raym, Broken Arrow, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman
Andrew Raym, Broken Arrow, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman


Andrew Raym, Broken Arrow

Junior offensive lineman

Ht./Wt.: 6-4, 297

This season: Regarded by many as the state’s top offensive lineman, Raym returns to the All-State team for a second straight season with a championship ring. He led the way for an offensive line that pummeled opponents and opened the way for Noah Cortes’ 1,958 rushing yards and 35 TDs.

 

Eli Russ, Plainview, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman
Eli Russ, Plainview, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman


Eli Russ, Plainview

Junior offensive lineman

Ht./Wt.: 6-5, 305

This season: There was little opposing players could do against the powerful Oklahoma State commit. Russ averaged 10 pancakes per game and led the way for an offense that averaged 380 total yards per game and made the Class 3A state quarterfinals.

 

Ricky Stromberg, Union, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman
Ricky Stromberg, Union, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman


Ricky Stromberg, Tulsa Union

Senior offensive lineman

Ht./Wt.: 6-4, 290

College: Arkansas

This season: A punishing blocker and favorite of Tulsa Union coach Kirk Fridrich, Stromberg helped anchor a powerful Union rushing attack that averaged more than 250 yards rushing per game while advancing to the Class 6A-I state semifinals.

David Tenison, Beggs, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman
David Tenison, Beggs, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman


Coach of the Year

David Tenison, Beggs

This season: Through tragedy, Beggs found strength in its head coach. Ater the shooting death of starting running back Kayson Toliver in Week 10, the Demons’ first-year coach helped Beggs rally together. The Demons won multiple games in dramatic fashion — including the night after Toliver’s death — during a remarkable run to the Class 2A state championship game.

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Will Kuehne, Owasso, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman

Will Kuehne, Owasso, Oklahoman Football All State. Monday, December 17, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman

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Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Sevion Morrison, Tulsa Edison, The Oklahoman All State football, Friday, December 21, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure>
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the... Read more ›

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