The Edmond Sun

December 30, 2012

All-Edmond Football 2012

Drew Harmon
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Offensive Player of the Year

Joel Blumenthal

Deer Creek - Senior - Quarterback

Sports in Edmond seems to go in cycles. A few years ago the city was full of basketball players who would star in the Division I college ranks, and a couple who would go on to the NBA; in the last few seasons we’ve seen the best girls basketball players in the state. Seems like a couple of MLB draft picks come out of the city each year. We’re a perennial champ in golf and tennis, a perennial contender in ... you name it. It might lead one to wonder, what’s next?

2012 was the Year of the Quarterback.

Three Edmond quarterbacks turned in stellar stats — two as they led their teams deep into the playoffs, and one who ended holding the gold ball.

So who would you pick as the All-Edmond player of the year?

The reigning All-Edmond POY? Just a junior, Santa Fe’s Justice Hansen threw for 36 touchdowns and more than 3,000 yards, and scored 14 more on the ground with close to 775 yards. His team finished 10-2 and went to the state semis.

The small-school kid, the baseball pitcher who only got recruited to play football his sophomore year? Oklahoma Christian School’s Austin Brooks threw 54 touchdowns and almost 3,600 yards this year. Five of those touchdowns and 387 yards came in the Class 2A state title game against Davis at Oklahoma State, including the game winner in the fourth quarter.

The QB who took Deer Creek to the next level? The Antlers’ quarterback threw for more than 2,450 yards and 32 TDs, and ran for close to 650 yards and nine scores.

 When it comes down to it, you give it to the guy who meant the most to his team. Coaches — his own and opposing teams’ — say that player is Deer Creek’s Joel Blumenthal.

His numbers are lower than the other QBs, but he was pulled in the second half of about half the Antlers’ games. Out of 44 quarters, he played in about 30.

And the only thing people talk about more than the D-I looks he’s getting is the kid’s character.



Defensive Player of the Year

Brock Byford

Edmond North - Senior - Linebacker

Byford’s numbers — 119 tackles, two sacks — put him among Edmond’s elite defensive players this year, but what puts him over the top is his team’s production: 108 rushing yards allowed on average, third in the state in Class 6A; 194 total points allowed, also third in 6A; and a 10-2 record that saw the Huskies into the state semifinals.



FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

Justice Hansen — Santa Fe junior quarterback — 3,852 total yards, 50 touchdowns

Austin Brooks — Oklahoma Christian senior quarterback — 3,765 total yards, 55 touchdowns

Warren Wand — Memorial sophomore running back — 1,812 rushing yards, 15 touchdowns

Brennan Miyake — Deer Creek senior running back — 1,104 total yards, 18 touchdowns

Blake Barnes — Oklahoma Christian senior receiver — 1,289 yards, 24 touchdowns

Trevan Smith — Santa Fe senior receiver — 1,333 yards, 15 touchdowns

Jared Rayburn — Deer Creek senior receiver — 902 total yards, 11 touchdowns

Luke Rossi — North junior receiver — 634 yards, 7 touchdowns

Heath Newland — North senior offensive lineman — The Huskies averaged 221 rushing yards a game.

Brandon Wackerly — Deer Creek senior offensive lineman — Antler runners put down 2,127 yards on the ground.

Jason Goff — Oklahoma Christian senior offensive lineman — The Saints’ QBs were rarely touched.

Lucas Gerdes — Memorial senior offensive lineman — Memorial had Class 6A’s second-leading rusher.

Trevor Moore — North junior kicker — 12-14 on field goals; 46 touchbacks on kickoffs



FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

Alvin Bazley — Santa Fe senior defensive lineman — 58 tackles, 13 sacks

Tyler Follis — Deer Creek senior defensive lineman — 66 tackles, 1 sack

Andrew Dixon — North junior defensive lineman — 49 tackles, 6 sacks, 2 interceptions

Austin Loomis — Deer Creek senior linebacker — 225 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 interception

Phillip Sumpter — Santa Fe senior linebacker — 123 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 interception

Sam Delzell — North senior senior linebacker — 86 tackles, 8 sacks

Kooper Ruminer — Deer Creek senior linebacker — 150 tackles, 1 sack

Luke Frankfurt — Oklahoma Christian sophomore defensive back — 128 tackles, 1 sack, 4 interceptions

Caden Sander — Deer Creek junior defensive back — 79 tackles, 7 interception, 1 TD

Khari Harding — Santa Fe senior defensive back — 109 tackles, three interceptions

Eric Davis — Santa Fe senior defensive back — 28 tackles, 7 interceptions

Austin Smotherman — Deer Creek senior punter — 36-yard average; 3 punts of 50+ yards



SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

Luke Hoskins, North QB

Michael Farmer, North RB

Luke Frankfurt, OCS RB

Garrett Kilborn, OCS WR/RB

Dale Jefferson, Santa Fe WR

Connor Sikes, OCS WR

Jarech Page, North WR/RB

Brandon Garrett, North OL

Kaleb Prough, North OL

Zach Medeiros, Memorial OL

Cole Hatchel, OCS OL

Dillon Noble, Deer Creek K



SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

Eli Hooks, Deer Creek DL

Isaac Nolan, Memorial DL

Jason Ihekona, Santa Fe DL

Jason Hand, Memorial LB

Carlos Washington, Santa Fe LB

Austin Mack, Santa Fe LB

Chad Draper, Deer Creek LB

Braden Werner, OCS LB

Dhaniel Bly, Santa Fe DB

Dante Sanders, North DB

Jared Goff, OCS DB



HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE

Marque Depp, North RB

Cameron Westbrook, Santa Fe RB

Will McKinnis, OCS WR

Cornelius Fugett, Santa Fe WR

Kale Jackson, Deer Creek WR

Alec James, Deer Creek WR/RB

Christian Aduddell, OCS OL

Christian Sigler, OCS OL

Nathan Blakely, OCS K



HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE

Joel Dixon, North DL

Michael Onwuchuraba, Santa Fe DL

Jake Mammen, Memorial LB

Sam Brown, North LB

Garrett Kilborn, OCS LB

Curtis Woods, North DB

Sam Kreutzer, Memorial DB