MIAMI — The Will Rogers Middle school seventh-grade powerlifting team won the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association East state championship Thursday, March 7 at the Civic Center.

The Wardogs, with five individual state champs, two seconds, a third and lifters in all 11 weights, rolled up a total of 300 team points.

Kansas was a distant second with 115 points and Chandler was third with 96.

Commerce placed fifth with 66 points and Afton wound up 13th among 26 teams.

The Tigers slipped by Colcord to take freshman honors.

Commerce finished with 109 points and Colcord tallied 107.

Quapaw was third at 76, followed by Afton, 11, and Miami, 14.

The Tigers picked up wins from Seth Hailey at 181 pounds and Gage Smith at 220.

Levi Rhinehart was second at 168 and Eric Cunningham and Levi Horner third at 157 and 220, respectively.

Sequoyah County rivals Gore and Sallisaw finished 1-2 in the eighth-grade division with 111 and 99 points, respectively.

Afton was 10th, followed by Quapaw 15th, Miami 22nd, Commerce 24th.

Placing first for the Miami seventh-grade team were Trevin Patton, 105; Shane Douthit, 123, Reece Satterwhite, 157; Hunter Nichols, 168, and Kim Churra, heavyweight.

Patton was the MVP light weight lifter squat and Satterwhite was the MVP in the heavyweight bench press.

Chase McCormick and Jacob Snyder placed second and Braylon Riley was third.

Commerce had two individual seventh grade winners: Damiyah Smith at 114 and Daniel Nino at 220.

There were a total of 545 lifters on hand in the three age groups.

A complete rundown of the three divisions can be found at