ADA COUGARS

Head Coach: Garland Parks

Assistant Coaches: Kyle Caulfield, Cody Nall

2016-17 Record: 20-7

Starters Lost: Ben Pruitt (20.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg), Spencer Kilby (5.0 ppg, 1.2 rpg), Vaughn Appleman (8.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg).

Starters Returning: Kobe Burgess (15.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg), Tanner Gilliam (2.0 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

Player HT CL

Kobe Burgess 6-1 JR

Cody Smith 6-1 JR

Sam Godwin 6-4 SO

Chris Carrethers 6-1 SO

Jaxson Robinson 6-3 FR

Grant Bellard 5-10 SR

Kylen Cooper 6-2 SR

Adam Anderson 5-9 JR

Tanner Gilliam 6-2 JR

Jeremiah Alexander 6-5 JR

Jake Shannon 6-2 SO

Trey Havens 6-1 SO

Tyler Bellard 6-0 JR

Skylor Myers 5-10 SR

COACH’S QUOTE: “After losing three starters, the team will look to fill the void with groups of talented returnees and newcomers from the junior high. The team will be led by junior Kobe Burgess.” — Head coach Garland Parks.

ALLEN MUSTANGS

Head Coach: Greg Mills

Assistant Coaches: Jeff Parnell

2016-17 Record: 17-9

Starters Lost: Josiah Jones (19.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg), Tucker Elliot (8.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg), Ty Brown (7.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg).

Starters Returning: Tadyn Walker (8.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg), Kaden Mills (8.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg), Hunter Simpson (6.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

No. Player HT CL

44 Braylee Dickerson 6-3 SR

34 Shane Rinehart 5-9 SR

24 Tadyn Walker 5-10 JR

33 Kaden Mills 6-3 JR

40 Hunter Simpson 6-5 JR

22 Aaron Dockery 6-3 JR

3 Nathan Hammonds 5-9 SO

30 Chris Holcomb 6-0 SO

5 Jaren Parter 5-7 SO

30 Noah Jones 5-10 SO

Chad Milne 6-5 FR

Gehrig Strong 5-7 FR

A.J. Hill 5-5 FR

Muh Roberts 5-8 FR

COACH’S QUOTE: “This will be the longest team we’ve had in a while and should have experience in several key positions. This group has played together for a long time and appear to be ready to have a successful season.” — Head Coach Greg Mills.

BYNG PIRATES

Head Coach: Cody Williams

Assistant Coaches: BJ Echard, Chase Eastman

2016-17 Record: 13-14

Starters Lost: Jalon Birdshead (8.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg).

Starters Returning: Theran Smith (8.4 ppg, 7.2 rpg), Tyler Walker (5.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg), Nolan Feazle (7.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg), Cale Eaton (5.6 ppg).

2017-18 Roster

Player HT CL POS

Theran Smith 6-6 JR F

Nolan Feazle 6-3 JR F

Tyler Walker 6-0 JR F

Dylan Henderson 5-10 JR F

Camryn Taylor 5-11 JR G

Cale Eaton 5-11 SO G

Easton Ray 5-10 SO G

Austin Doepke 6-0 SO F

Collin O’Grady 6-0 SO G

BJ Jackson 6-2 SO F

Bryce Stroud 5-10 SO G

Richard Brown 5-10 SO G

Rafael Velasco 5-10 SO F

Sylar Byrd 6-2 SO F

Jayden Roppel 5-10 SO F

Christian Washington 6-3 SO F

Parker Presley 6-2 FR F

Seth Breecheen 6-2 FR F

Reid Johnson 5-10 FR G

Rylan Johnson 5-10 FR G

Carson Capps 5-10 FR G

Trae Lowe 5-10 FR G

Dillon Reed 5-9 FR G

AJ Gustin 6-0 FR G

Austin Britton 6-0 FR F

Riley McCage 5-10 FR G

COACH’S QUOTE: “I am very excited about this team. I have coached every one of these guys, except a few, since junior high so we are all very familiar with each other. We have everyone but one back from last year and we feel like we are coming together. As a team, we’re still young but we have a lot of hungry guys and I think we could be pretty good this year.” — Head Coach Cody Williams.

CALVIN BULLDOGS

Head Coach: Keith Florie

Assistant Coaches: Mike Mariano

2016-17 Record: N/A

Starters Lost: Juste Holman (10.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg).

Starters Returning: Charlie Harden (18.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg), Conner Dunn (8.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg), Adryn Ingle (6.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

No. Player HT CL PO

2 Conner Dunn 5-10 JR PG

5 Champ Florie 5-8 FR PG

10 Charlie Harden 6-0 SO SP

11 Adryn Ingle 5-10 SO SG

12 Brennan Griffin 5-10 FR SG

22 Eli Sims 6-1 SO F

23 Jordan Spradling 6-0 FR F

24 Carson Hart 6-2 SO SG

30 Chris Perteet Jr. 5-11 SO F

32 Levi Folson 6-2 FR C

31 Cody Janda 5-10 JR F

15 Robert Blaylock 6-5 JR P

COACH’S QUOTE: “We are a very young team looking to improve on last year’s rough season. The boys are excited and committed to being the best they can be this season. We return Charlie Harden, who will lead us, as well as a host of sophomores looking for playing time this year.” — Head Coach Keith Florie.

KONAWA TIGERS

Head Coach: Gordon Garner

Assistant Coaches: Leander Yellowfish

2016-17 Record: 4-18

Starters Lost: None.

Starters Returning: Cameron Casteel (5.1 ppg), Tim Morris (11.7 ppg), Tanner Tanyan (10.0 ppg), Dyami Kilpatrick (12.6 ppg), Tsegaye Smith (1.6 ppg, 0.0 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

Player CL

Cameron Castell SR

Nate Chandler SR

John Larney SR

Tim Morris SR

Tanner Tanyan SR

Gage Walker SR

Colton Campbell JR

Dyami Kilpatrick JR

ZacLumley JR

Dakota Osborn JR

Tommy Shull JR

Tsegaye Smith JR

Christian Tanyan JR

Conner Auld SO

Caleb Nail SO

Seth Tanyan SO

Solomon Coon FR

Silas Isaacs FR

Chris Matchie FR

Malachi Tebe FR

Frank Warrior FR

COACH’S QUOTE: “We should be much improved from last year, returning eight players with starting experience.” — Head Coach Gordon Garner.

LATTA PANTHERS

Head Coach: Matt Byant

Assistant Coaches: Trent Storts

2016-17 Record: 28-5

Playoff Run: Class 2A State champs

Starters Lost: Kele Parnacher, Dustin West, Isaiah Ott

Starters Returning: Trent Smith, Adam Jordan

2017-18 Roster

Player HT CL

Adam Jordan 6-3 SR

Trent Smith 6-5 SR

Jace Williams 5-8 SR

Cord Humphrey 6-3 SR

Cody Bigham 6-3 SR

Randis Gray 6-1 JR

Hayden Hoppe 6-0 JR

Elijah Factor 6-0 JR

Noah Trent 5-10 JR

Ethan Elliott 5-9 SO

Lane Garrett 5-10 SO

Christian Williams 5-9 SO

Jaren Ingram 5-9 SO

Braden Schroeder 5-9 SO

Bryce Ireland 5-11 SO

Rylan Schlup 6-2 SO

Creed Humphrey 5-10 SO

Hyatt Hoppe 5-10 FR

Harmon Notter 5-9 FR

Braydan Bess 5-9 FR

Gage Holder 5-10 FR

Jason Hubbard 5-9 FR

Ryler Rich 5-9 FR

Caleb Moore 5-9 FR

COACH’S QUOTE: “We are very excited coming into this year. Losing nine seniors off last year’s successful run will be an adjustment. we are bringing four players with big game experience, as well as some three-year guys and some young guys that have been in the program and are ready to step up. As a coach, it is always fun to see which players are ready to step up and contribute. If we can come together as a team, the outlook for this year looks to be promising.” — Head coach Matt Bryant.

ROFF TIGERS

Head Coach: Larry Johnston

Assistant Coaches: Troy Miller

2016-17 Record: 18-13

Starters Lost: Ty McCoy (3.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg), Jacob Jones (3.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg), John Lucas (7.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg).

Starters Returning: Josh Lewis (17.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg), Dayne Bowerman (9.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg), Conner Priest (7.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

No. Player HT CL

1 Cooper Simon 5-7 JR

3 Coby Simon 5-1 FR

10 Josh Lewis 5-10 SR

11 Malte Schadeberg 5-7 SO

12 Wil Joplin 5-11 FR

14 Ethan Adams 5-10 SO

15 Dayne Bowerman 5-8 JR

20 Trayson Miller 6-2 FR

21 Mason Wilson 5-6 FR

22 Aiden Bagwell 6-0 SO

23 Brady Benedict 5-10 SO

24 Conner Priest 6-2 SR

32 James Jones 6-2 JR

33 Talon Rhoten 6-2 SO

40 Connor Owens 5-10 FR

41 Rylan Golden 5-8 FR

50 Chance Webb 5-8 SO

COACH’S QUOTE: “This group expects to make a deep run in the playoffs. We are a young team, only two seniors, but we have a ton of experience. We return seven guys who played a lot of minutes last year and have four newcomers that we expect to make major impacts. We made it to the area tournament last year and expect to improve on that finish this year.” — Head Coach Larry Johnston.

STONEWALL LONGHORNS

Head Coach: Wes Moreland

Assistant Coaches: Bryan Lyon, Zeke Munday.

2016-17 Record: 14-14

Starters Lost: Christian Morgan (12.2 ppg, 8.6 rpg), John Leflore (3.1 ppg, 2.3 ppg).

Starters Returning: Cayman Watkins (18.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg), Cameron Wade (6.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg), Bryce Holland (5.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

Player HT CL POS

Cayman Watkins 5-9 SR G

Cameron Wade 5-10 SR F

Cameron Carter 5-10 SR G

Daniel Wade 5-9 JR C

Blake Bolin 5-0 JR C

Dakota Johnson 5-8 JR PG

Bryce Holland 5-9 JR F

Dylan Kimmel 6-0 JR F

Jarred Vaughn 6-0 SR G

Trent Bradley 6-2 SO C

Tyler Weems 5-10 SO G

Heath Hook 5-11 SO C

Ty Humphers 6-1 SO F

Cameron Brown 6-0 SO G

Nate Roberts 5-6 FR PG

Clayton Finley 5-8 FR G

Mateo Guitterez 5-9 FR C

Spencer Gatewood 5-5 FR G

Landyn Smith 5-0 FR G

Jacob Christian 5-8 FR G

Richard Blue 5-9 FR G

COACH’S QUOTE: “We bring back a good core group with Cayman Watkins, Cameron Wade and Bryce Holland. This team will also have more depth compared to some of my past teams. We must continue to get better on the defensive end and stay away from injuries to make a run in the playoffs. This group has worked extremely hard and we are looking forward to the upcoming season,” — Head Coach Wes Moreland.

STRATFORD BULLDOGS

Head Coach: Mark Qualls

Assistant Coaches: Mark Savage

2016-17 Record: 11-12

Starters Lost: Karson McKinney (6.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg), Kyler Wade (4.6 ppg. 4.9 rpg), Dakota Rodgers (2.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg).

Starters Returning: Noah Johnson (14.5 ppg, 8.1 rpg), Landon Wood (9.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg), Chase Ward (9.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

Player CL POS

Noah Johnson SR C

Chase Ward SR G

Landon Wood SR G

Samuel Stoliby SR F

Shakota Miller SR G

Jacob Gifford SR G

Colton Dempsey SR C

Luke Miller JR G

Zack Weaver JR G

Cade Panlin SO G

Gus Smith SO G

Russell Caton SO F

Trevan Willingham SO G

Laken Dempsey SO G

T.J. Reed SO G

Dylan Carter SO C

COACH’S QUOTE: “If we handle the ball better under pressure, cut down on turnovers and play with more consistency, we have a chance to be a solid team,” — Head Coach Mark Qualls.

TUPELO TIGERS

Head Coach: Clay Weller

Assistant Coaches: Dustin Romines

2016-17 Record: 14-12

Starters Lost: Luke Leland, Bry Bratcher, Tyler Waters.

Starters Returning: Braydon Pardue (6.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg), Christian McLean (12.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

No. Player CL

1 James Beach SO

2 Michael Moralez SO

3 Austin Vick JR

15 Seth Foreman JR

22 Brayon Pardue SR

25 Anthony Yellowfish SR

32 Fisher Parker JR

33 Ethan Norfleet SO

34 Christian McLean SR

35 Jacob Martinez SO

Bentley Bills FR

Ty Bourland FR

Conor McCollum SR

Dalton McLean FR

COACH’S QUOTE: “Looking forward to getting started. We think we have a group that will be competitive. We lost several minutes off last year’s squad, so we’ll need some guys to step in immediately and provide solid play. Once again, we have a tough and challenging schedule ahead of us,” — Head Coach Clay Weller.

VANOSS WOLVES

Head Coach: Jonathon Hurt

Assistant Coaches: James Winfield, Randy Ellis

2016-17 Record: 21-7

Starters Lost: Trae McGinnis (32 ppg, 7 rpg), Ricky Phillips (10 ppg, 3 rpg), Cody Tharp (5 ppg, 5 rpg).

Starters Returning: Sando Hill (18 ppg, 6 rpg), Riley Cooper 4 ppg, 5 rpg).

2017-18 Roster

No. Player HT CL POS

10 Ryan Dennis 5-8 SO G

11 Braxton Cagle 5-11 SR G

12 Kyler Byrd 5-4 SR G

13 Tucker Bucher 5-8 SO G

14 Riley Cooper 6-1 JR G

15 Sando Hill 5-11 JR G

20 Braxton Broadaway 5-6 SO G

21 Roper Bolin 5-6 SO G

22 Zach Mayhew 5-10 JR F

23 Riley Vazquez 5-8 FR F

25 Nathan Stone 5-10 SR F

32 Matt Suman 5-6 JR G

33 Donavon Brown 6-1 SR F

35 Colton Bird 6-3 SO F

44 Logan Morris 6-2 FR F

45 Brennen Woods 5-10 FR G

COACH’S QUOTE: “We have a lot of players assuming new roles after graduating several kids that were four-year starters. The kids have been working extremely hard and we should continue to get better as the season goes,” — Head Coach Jonathon Hurt.

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Jeff Cali has been covering sports in the Ada area since the mid-90s. He graduated from Byng High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from East Central University.