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Oklahoma high school football: The Oklahoman’s 2020 Class 4A preseason rankings

Weatherford´s Sam Hoffman is tackled by a Tuttle defender during the Class 4A state semifinals in Noble on Nov. 29, 2019. [Steve Sisney/For The Oklahoman]
Weatherford´s Sam Hoffman is tackled by a Tuttle defender during the Class 4A state semifinals in Noble on Nov. 29, 2019. [Steve Sisney/For The Oklahoman]

1. Wagoner (10-3): The Bulldogs have won at least 10 games in 10 consecutive seasons and will attempt to claim their fifth state football championship.

2. Weatherford (11-3): After a runner-up finish last year, the Eagles will look to win their first state title since 1999.

3. Poteau (13-1): The Pirates are coming off their first state championship season in school history and have seven returning starters on offense.

4. Skiatook (6-4): The Bulldogs will rely on their balanced offensive attack and aggressive defense to make a deep playoff run.

5. Tuttle (11-2): The Tigers lost key players to graduation but have enough talent to contend for the state title.

6. Cache (8-4): With 14 returning starters, including star senior running back Kynel Daniels, Cache has reasons to be optimistic about the upcoming season.

7. Sallisaw (8-4): The Black Diamonds are looking to build from a solid season that ended in the state quarterfinals.

8. Blanchard (4-6): The Lions struggled last year but had a stout defense that allowed just 17.6 points per game.

9. Hilldale (4-6): The Hornets will try to bounce back from an up-and-down season.

10. John Marshall (7-4): With a strong group of playmakers, John Marshall is aiming for a smooth transition from Class 3A.

11. Clinton (6-5): The historic program is attempting to rebound after ending last season with three consecutive losses.

12. Bristow (9-2): The Pirates lost to just one Oklahoma program (Broken Bow) last year but have only five returning starters.

13. Chickasha (6-5): The Fighting Chicks have momentum after earning their first six-win season since 2006.

14. Broken Bow (7-5): Its defense has dominated opponents in recent years, posting 10 shutouts since 2017.

15. Bethany (11-1): The Bronchos are turning to new players after losing their most productive weapons, including quarterback and defensive back Sam Brandt and wide receiver, defensive back and punter Ben Lawson.

16. Oologah (5-5): After two consecutive five-win seasons, the Mustangs are seeking a breakthrough.

Others: 17. Grove (5-6); 18. Cleveland (6-5); 19. Ada (4-5); 20. Newcastle (4-6); 21. Tecumseh (6-5); 22. Fort Gibson (5-6); 23. Cushing (4-7); 24. Elgin (4-5); 25. Catoosa (3-7); 26. Muldrow (2-8); 27. Tulsa McLain (3-7); 28. Harrah (1-9); 29. Classen SAS (3-7); 30. Miami (1-9); 31. Elk City (0-10); 32. Stilwell (0-10)

Cameron Jourdan

Cameron Jourdan joined The Oklahoman in March 2019 to cover high school sports. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He had an internship with The Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in a... Read more ›

Nick Sardis

Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. Born and raised in Norman, he played baseball at Norman North High School and is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›