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January 1, 2014

Area athletes earn Tulsa World All-State Football honors

Catoosa’s Pennington, Oologah’s Base tabbed 2nd Team OL

CLAREMORE — Catoosa’s Wyatt Pennington and Oologah’s Tyler Base earned Tulsa World Second-Team All-State honors Sunday for their ability to anchor the trenches every Friday night.

The two Rogers County offensive linemen helped lead their teams deep into the Class 4A state playoffs in 2013.

Pennington, a 6-foot-5, 295-pound senior, and Base, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound senior, were both key cogs on the line of scrimmage that steered the Indians and Mustangs into the postseason.

Both players were the only representatives on the first or second-team from the area.

Claremore, though, placed three players on the honorable mention All-State squad.

Derrick Reliford, a junior running back, was joined by junior wide receiver Dustin Basks and senior offensive lineman John McQueen.

In 11 games, including a Class 5A state playoff appearance against Shawnee, Reliford had 245 carries for 1,318 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Basks, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound multi-purpose player, led the Zebras with 44 receptions for 861 yards and nine touchdowns.

He also had seven punt returns for 254 yards (36.7 avg.) and two touchdowns; as well as, 13 kickoff returns for 474 yards (36.5 avg.) and three touchdowns.

On defense, Basks finished with four fumble recoveries, 76 tackles and three interceptions.

McQueen also anchored an offensive line that helped Claremore produce 207.9 rushing yards per game.

Also earning honorable mention All-State honors in the county are: Inola quarterback Mason Stookey; Oologah quarterback Payton Craig; Oologah running back Jimmy McKinney; Oologah offensive linemen Britton Bishop and Thomas Helvick; Verdigris offensive lineman Jake Jones and Chelsea offensive lineman Bo McSpadden.

Jenks senior defensive back Steven Parker, who is receiving NCAA Division I attention from Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Arkansas and Alabama, was named the Tulsa World All-State Player of the Year.

Parker had an interception, six tackles and 205 all-purpose yards in the Class 6A state championship game.

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