Big All-City football: Meet The Oklahoman's 2020 first-team selections
Editor's note: This year's OKC Metro High School Sports Awards will feature only an overall All-City team for each sport in June's broadcast for the USA Today Sports Network. Those athletes will be the only ones honored on the show and eligible for the athlete gift boxes. However, The Oklahoman will still select Big and Little All-City teams to honor their efforts.
Here is The Oklahoman's 2020 Big All-City football first team:
QB: Luke Tarman, McGuinness, Sr., 6-2, 190: He had one of the most impressive seasons in recent years, passing for 2,178 yards and 28 touchdowns and running for 2,315 yards and 28 scores. He led McGuinness to a 10-3 record and an appearance in the Class 5A state finals.
RB: Kentrell Bizzell, Carl Albert, Jr., 6-0, 200: He ran for 1,002 yards and 21 scores for the Titans, who won their fifth straight Class 5A state title. He was also reliable as a linebacker, recording 76 tackles.
RB: Ethane Hyche, Edmond Santa Fe, Sr., 5-11, 200: His breakout senior season included 1,763 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns. Hyche averaged 7.4 yards per carry and helped Edmond Santa Fe reach the Class 6A state championship.
RB: Qwontrel Walker, Stillwater, Sr., 5-9, 200: Walker capped his legendary high school career with another great season, finishing with 1,909 rushing yards and 32 touchdowns. He averaged 190.9 rushing yards per game.
WR: Jaden Bray, Norman, Sr., 6-3, 190: Bray had 33 receptions for 471 yards and six scores and will continue his football career at Oklahoma State.
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WR: Talyn Shettron, Edmond Santa Fe, Jr., 6-3, 170: An OU commit, Shettron is one of the most athletic and exciting players in the nation. He had 61 catches for 1,151 yards and 14 touchdowns this season.
OL: Garret Humann, Westmoore, Sr., 6-5, 300: He was the leader of the Jaguars’ line and provided solid protection in a pass-heavy offense.
OL: Cade McConnell, Choctaw, Jr., 6-6, 295: McConnell played a big role for the Class 6A-II Yellowjackets and helped the program reach its first state title game since 1960.
OL: Lane Parks, Yukon, Jr., 6-5, 285: He consistently created large running lanes for the Millers’ triple-option attack and helped the offense control games.
OL: Lance Petermann, Stillwater, Sr., 6-5, 293: The Air Force signee is one of the state’s top offensive line recruits. He proved why with a great senior season.
OL: Jacob Sexton, Deer Creek, Jr., 6-6, 300: A four-star recruit, Sexton is arguably the most dominant offensive lineman in the state.
DL: Desean Brown, Choctaw, Jr., 6-4, 240: Brown put together a stellar season with 74 tackles and 15 sacks to help lead the Yellowjackets to their first state title appearance in 40 years.
DL: Devon Polley, Edmond Memorial, Sr., 6-1, 310: The Dordt commit, posed as one of the bright spots for the Bulldogs last season, grabbing 54 tackles, two sacks and one interception.
DL: Nathan Wiggins, Guthrie, 6-4, 285: Wiggins, who will walk-on at Oklahoma State, used his massive size to give opposing offensive lineman trouble. He recorded 31 tackles and three sacks.
LB: Hunter Birmingham, Putnam North, Sr., 6-1, 230: Birmingham routinely found himself leading the way for the Panther defense. He tallied 130 tackles, one sack and one interception.
LB: Gabe Brown, Stillwater, Jr., 6-2, 200: Verbally committed to OSU, Brown backed a talented defense with 117 tackles, nine sacks and two interceptions on its way to a Class 6A-II semifinal appearance.
LB: Collin Oliver, Edmond Santa Fe, Sr., 6-3, 230: The OSU signee helped lead the Wolves to the Class 6A-I state championship game. He posted 75 tackles and four sacks this season.
LB: Donovan Stephens, Del City, Sr., 6-2, 215: An OSU signee, Stephens was productive on a strong defense, grabbing 70 tackles, two sacks and one interception.
DB: Micaiah Bivines, Norman, Sr., 6-1, 190: Bivines was one of Norman’s best defenders, routinely laying big hits and stopping opposing teams’ deep-ball threats. He had 87 tackles, three interceptions and seven pass breakups.
DB: Jordan Mukes, Choctaw, Sr., 6-4, 190: The OU signee is one of the best safeties in the state, and he proved that with 75 tackles and four interceptions.
DB: Makale Smith, Midwest City, Sr., 6-0, 165: An OSU signee, Smith helped lead the Bombers to a Class 6A-I semifinal appearance. He recorded 62 tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.
DB: Tevin Williams, Stillwater, Sr., 6-1, 176: On his way to Baylor, Williams put together another impressive season recording 42 tackles and an interception.
K: Preston Fancher, Piedmont, Sr., 5-9, 150: He was reliable for the Wildcats and converted 6-of-8 field goals attempts.
P: Ben Harris, Carl Albert, Sr., 6-2, 205: Harris was the Titans’ starting quarterback in every state title game the last four years. This season, he completed 67.3% of his passes for 2,215 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also ran for 571 yards and five scores and averaged 33.1 yards on 19 punts.
KR: Angelo Rankin Jr., Edmond Santa Fe, Sr., 5-9, 170: Rankin is an electric player and did a little bit of everything for the Wolves, spending time as a wide receiver, defensive back and returner. He will play college football at Richmond.
PR: Caden Hendren, Piedmont, Sr., 6-2, 195: He found ways to impact games in multiple ways, excelling as a wide receiver, in the run game, at linebacker and on special teams.
Coach of the Year
Jake Corbin, Choctaw: Corbin helped guide the Yellowjackets to the Class 6A-II state championship game, their first appearance in a state title game since 1960. Choctaw was a couple plays away from upsetting Bixby, but nevertheless, Corbin helped turn Choctaw into a state title contender.
Cameron Jourdan, Nick Sardis and James D. Jackson, Staff writers
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 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 ›
James D. Jackson joined The Oklahoman in January 2020 to cover high school sports. He a University of Central Oklahoma graduate. During his time at UCO, James served as a sports reporter and Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Vista.... Read more ›