The Oklahoma high school state playoffs are here, and three Shawnee area schools are in the postseason! Congrats to Meeker, North Rock Creek, and Prague on making it to the postseason and good luck moving forward!
As we get set for the postseason, let’s look at the Top 5 players from the Shawnee area playing in the postseason.
Honorable Mention (1 From Each Team):
- Grant McGinnis (Jr), Prague, RB/DB – 115 carries, 739 yards, 7 TD, 20 Tackles, 2 Sacks
- Jordan McClain Jr (Jr), North Rock Creek, TE/DE – 11 catches, 206 yards, 2 TD, 66 tackles, 6 TFL, 1 sack
- Brayden Dowdle (Sr), Meeker, MLB – 136 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 2 PD, 1 fumble recovery
Jordan McClain Jr breaking a tackle
5) Joe Fixico (Sr), Prague, WR/DB – 13 catches, 330 yards, 5 TD, 63 tackles, 1 sack, 2 INT, 1 fumble recovery, 2 defensive TDs
- Fixico is a weapon on both sides of the ball for Prague. The Red Devils don’t throw often but when they do, Fixico is a top target. Defensively, Fixico is a capable of shutting down receivers and changing the game with big, timely plays.
Joe Fixico scoring a TD
4) Treyvon Compton (Jr), Meeker, QB/DB – 159-251 passing, 2,288 pass yards, 24 TD (12 INT), 63 carries, 544 rush yards, 11 rush TDs, 57 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 INT, 8 PD
- The dual-threat quarterback is actually a triple-threat with his ability to impact the game passing, rushing, and on defense. Compton has a ton of ability and has only improved as he’s earned more playing time. With more eyes on Meeker now, Compton could be a break out player this postseason. If it wasn’t for his teammate, who I’ll get to later, Compton would higher on this list.
3) Aiden Auld (Sr), Prague, QB/DB – 16-32 passing, 435 pass yards, 5 TD, 719 rush yards, 12 rush TDs, 33 tackles, 2 sacks, 7 INT, 2 defensive TDs
- Much like Compton above, Auld can impact the game on offense and defense. Prague is a run heavy team and Auld is effectively the straw that stirs the drink for the Red Devil offense. When Auld is asked to pass, he is effective and tends to hit for big plays. Defensively, Auld will stick his nose in there and make tackles. If thrown at, Auld is capable of picking off opposing QBs and taking back to the house.
Aiden Auld breaking a tackle vs Vian
2) Ajay Lynch (Sr), Meeker, RB/DB – 229 rush, 1,362 yards, 37 catches, 644 yards, 15 total TDs, 39 tackles, 3 INT, 5 PD
- Lynch is maybe the best running back nobody outside of the Shawnee area has ever heard of. He’s incredibly dangerous as a runner and a pass catcher and has the ability to take any touch to the house. When Lynch is able to get going, Meeker is hard to stop. I expect Lynch to the focal point of the Meeker offense, and he should also be the focal point of opposing defenses.
AJ Lynch running with the ball
1) Caleb Hawkins (Jr), North Rock Creek, RB/DB – 159 rush, 1,028 yards, 14 catches, 257 yards, 20 total TDs, 71 tackles, 2 TFL, 3 INT, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 3 defensive TDs, 1 PR TD
- Hawkins is not just the most important player in these playoffs, he’s probably the highest end prospect as well. Hawkins is an absolute game changer when he gets the ball in his hands. When you factor in his defensive and special teams’ touches, Hawkins scores once in every eight touches. North Rock Creek is in the playoffs for the first time in program history and they will go as far as the junior star will take them. It appears Hawkins is only scratching the surface of his talent and this postseason could be a springboard for his college recruitment.
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