Sallisaw-Poteau Area Fans Choice
Quarterback: Klay Brinkley (Arkoma) –
He works hard and is smart when it comes to the X’s and O’s.
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Talon Fairless (Panama) –
Talon is an outstanding route runner and has great hands.
Running Back: Dax Collins (Poteau) –
Rushed for 1,400 yards and sixteen touchdowns last season. Ready to make a bigger impact this year.
Offensive Lineman: Will Restine (Poteau) –
A big time blocker up front, Will works hard to keep his quarterback standing up right.
Linebacker: Hunter Pack (Central Sallisaw) –
Hunter works hard on the field and in the classroom. He will be a key member of the defense this season.
Defensive Back: Talon Fairless (Panama) –
He will work in the secondary and look to shut down opposing receivers.
Defensive Lineman: Luke Brooks (Poteau) –
Brooks will play at defensive end and will look to cause problems for his opponents.
Sallisaw-Poteau Area Editor’s Choice
QB – Brock Streun – Sallisaw
With a thousand-yard total include 10 touchdowns in 2021 Streun proved he has the arm strength and quick release to keep the Black Diamonds spread offense moving down field as well as the ability to use his legs and vision to gain extra rushing yards.
RB – Dax Collins – Poteau
With agility and speed Collins can get through the inside gaps and then find the edge on his way to the end zone where he scored 16 times in 2021.
WR – Trenden Collins – Muldrow
A four-year starter, Collins is tough to defend one-on-one in pass coverage because of his speed and athleticism. Collins will create highlight reel moments running the ball as well.
OL – Caleb Cowan – Sallisaw
The proof is in the final results as Cowen returns to the Black Diamonds offensive front by making the most of his strength, aggressiveness and agility to anchor Sallisaw’s blocking schemes.
DL – Luke Brooks – Poteau
Strength is just one of the talents that forces opposing offense to design blocking schemes against Brooks who ravaged opposing quarterbacks for nine sacks in 2021.
LB – Kix Fenton – Poteau
A two-year starter, Fenton is a wrecking ball as the Pirates linebacker who total 7.5 tackles for loss as the leader of swarming and physical unit.
DB – Wyatt Gamble – Poteau
Another two-way standout, Gamble left his mark on opposing receivers with lockdown coverage as well he can race to the football to stop the running game.