The News-Record

Miami had three players honored and Commerce had two players selected to Oklahoma Coaches’ Association east all-star by class football teams.

The Wardogs were represented by defensive Nathan Hazley, quarterback Trent Turner and offensive tackle Curtis Chambers.

Commerce players honored were offensive tackle Sean Richard and defensive end Travis Eads.

Players had to be selected to the all-star by class team before they could be eligible for the OCA all-state game which will be played in July.

A number of players who faced Miami over the course of the season were named all-staters.

Included in that group were running back Michael Doctor of 5A state champ Tulsa Washington, wide receiver Dusty Gehrke of Grove, linebacker Aaron Applegate and defensive lineman Aubrey Richardson of Wagoner and defensive end David Gordon of Tulsa East Central.

Eight-man players named to the rosters for the 11-man game were Cody Pitts of Davenport and Tyler Helfenbein of Class C state champ Shattuck.

Pitts and Helfenbein also are eligible to play in the Oklahoma Eight-Man Football Coaches Association all-star game here on July 11.

Doctor was named the player of the year Sunday by the Tulsa World. He ran for 1,299 yards on only 154 carries in 14 games and scored 14 touchdowns — primarily as a backup. On defense, he had 130 tackles.

In the Hornets’ 48-28 win over Miami on Oct. 3 at Robertson Field, Doctor had three touchdowns and 120 yards rushing.

Doctor and offensive lineman Keenan Taylor represented the Hornets’ on the World’s first team.

Defensive lineman Pearlie Graves of East Central and linebacker Gus Jones of Wagoner also were named to the Tulsa publication’s first team all-state squad.

Local players receiving World honorable mention honors were Turner, Richard, Miami’s Grant Longcrier, Bryson Sullivan of Commerce and Ryan Markes of Afton.

Markes, Turner, Longcrier and Hazley also received honorable mention recognition on the Oklahoman’s all-state team that was announced Sunday.