For decades, District 5A-2 has been one of the toughest football districts in Oklahoma high school football. The coaches recognized Guthrie with 11 players selected with All-District recognition for the 2022 season.
This past season, 5A-2 saw all four playoff teams win their first-round games, and Carl Albert won their 17th state championship.
Tashawn James of Carl Albert was named the District’s Overall Player of the Year.
Reed Dequasie of Carl Albert was named the District’s Offensive Player of the Year.
Guthrie’s Landon Hirzel and McGuinness’ Kelle Fraile were named Co-Defensive Players of the Year. Hirzel was a three-year starter for the Bluejays and made an impact in 2022 at linebacker after moving from the defensive line.
Vincent Shivers, of McGuinness, and Caleb Cornell, of Carl Albert, were named Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year.
The Special Teams Player of the Year was awarded to Guthrie’s Jaylen Chelf.
The Ironman Player of the Year went to Guthrie’s Jackson Walters.
First Team Offense
QB – Ziaire Watson – Lawton Eisenhower
RB – Mike Taffe – McGuinness and Isaiah Hammons – Guthrie
WR – Tyrell Bruner – McGuinness and Tyrin Eaton – Guthrie
TE – Brett Jacobs – McGuinness and James Reed – Carl Albert
HB – Carson Wilder – Guthrie and Noah Rice – McGuinness
OL – John Whetter – Piedmont, Justin Berryhill – Guthrie, Joseph Nguyen – Southeast, Brody Smith – McGuinness, Brant Haag – McGuinness and Logan Cash – Shawnee
First Team Defense
DL – Drew Chansolme – McGuinness, Cortney Freeman – Southeast, and Cale Coffman – Piedmont
LB – Cody Longstreet – Carl Albert, Chancy Lester – Carl Albert, Kazeyn Bird – McGuinness, and Zane Shadid McGuinness
DB – Jacob Anglin – Piedmont, Brayden Chaney – Guthrie, Zach Henry – Guthrie, and Caden Goudeau – Carl Albert
Kicker – Aden Wood – Carl Albert
Second Team Offense
RB – Kolton Luschen – Piedmont
WR – Ren Carter – Shawnee, Atticus Richard – McGuinness, and Willy Clymer – Guthrie
OL- Zac Thompson – Piedmont, Josh Villicana – Southeast, Drake Steele – Southeast, MJ Darby – McGuinness, and Malachi Byrd – Lawton Eisenhower
Second Team Defense
DL – Tyson Wilkerson – Carl Albert, Nylyshua Perez – Shawnee, and Maurice Beard – Lawton Eisenhower
LB – Jaden Pierce – Lawton Eisenhower, Landon Davis-Barcus – Shawnee, and Noel Gutierrez – Southeast
DB – Calvin Carrol – Lawton Eisenhower
LB Josh Dement – Guthrie
WR Jalen Wicks – Shawnee
WR Ryan Ray – Carl Albert
DB Brennan Chumo – McGuinness
DE Christian Garcia – Southeast
OL Adriel Campos – Southeast