Throughout the regular season, the World has updated its rankings of the top area high school football players. Rankings are based on performance this season, potential and previous years' accomplishments. All players listed are seniors except for Wagoner junior Lawrence Evitt. For the first nine weeks, the top 10 players were listed. This week, an extra player has been added as a response to reader concerns that the rankings included Tahlequah Sequoyah quarterback Brayden Scott, who was declared ineligible by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.
Below are the updated rankings with the players' Week 9 position in parentheses:
1. Stanvon Taylor
East Central, WR-DB-P (1)
Had six receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown plus caught a 2-point conversion pass in a 42-7 win over Pryor. Also rushed twice for 20 yards, had two tackles and punted twice for a 34-yard average. In 2012, has 46 catches for 719 yards and 11 TDs. On defense, has 24 tackles and three interceptions. Also has passed for two TDs in five attempts. Committed to Oklahoma.
2. Abrm McQuarters
Cascia Hall, RB-LB (2)
Had 21 carries for 181 yards in a 24-13 victory over Broken Bow. Has season totals of 155 carries for 1,530 yards and 18 TDs to lead the 4A No. 1 Commandos' offense. Last year, he had 800 rushing yards and 15 TDs. On defense in 2012, has 31 tackles and a fumble recovery.
3. Brayden Scott
Tahlequah Sequoyah, QB (3)
Completed 21-of-35 passes for 298 yards and four TDs in the 3A No. 7 Indians' 63-40 victory (later forfeited) over Lincoln Christian. Had four rushes for 51 yards. In 2012, Scott was 124-of-210 (59 percent) for 1,809 yards and 32 TDs with seven interceptions. Career passing totals of 7,058 yards and 90 TDs. Played for Team USA in the Federation of American Football U-19 World Championships this year. Committed to Memphis.
4. Trey'Vonne Barr'e
Jenks, RB-DB (4)
Had eight carries for 138 yards and three TDs in the 6A No. 1 Trojans' 46-14 victory at Putnam City. Set the Trojans' career rushing leader with 3,849 yards. For the season, he has 158 carries for 1,365 yards and 22 TDs. In 2011, he rushed for 2,110 yards and had 24 TDs. Finished 2011 at No. 7 in the All-World rankings.
5. Dalton Rodriguez
Union, DE (5)
Had five tackles and two sacks in a 47-0 victory over Ponca City. In Week 7, he had a season-high 15 tackles and four sacks in a win over 6A No. 9 Sand Springs. For the season, he has 75 tackles, eight sacks and a fumble recovery. Committed to OU.
6. Lawrence Evitt
Wagoner, RB-DB (6)
Carried 25 times for 232 yards and four TDs in a 52-34 win over Vinita. Leads 4A with 2,378 rushing yards, averaging 12.3 per carry, and has 31 TDs for the 4A No. 2 Bulldogs. Has set the school's single-season rushing record. On defense, has 22 tackles and an interception. Last year, had 706 rushing yards and 10 TDs to help the Bulldogs win the state title.
7. Jake Gandara
Fort Gibson, RB-CB (7)
Rushed 31 times for 411 yards and five TDs in the 4A No. 6 Tigers' 49-42 win over Sallisaw. Also had four tackles. This season, he has 177 carries for 1,781 yards and 26 TDs. Has 34 tackles and three interceptions plus a fumble recovery in 2012. Last year, had 1,882 rushing yards and 25 TDs.
8. Tanner Smith
Verdigris, RB-LB (9)
Carried a season-high 37 times for 289 yards and four TDs in the 3A No. 3 Cardinals' 36-20 victory over Sperry. Also had four tackles. In 2012, has 204 carries for 1,743 yards and 23 TDs. On defense, has 42 tackles. Since the start of 2010, has 4,673 rushing yards and 78 TDs.
9. Hunter Atyia
Union, QB-P (8)
Completed 5-of-8 passes for 44 yards and two touchdowns against Ponca City. This season, he is 123-of-202 (61 percent) for 1,731 yards with 16 TDs and five interceptions. He also has placed eight of 28 punts inside the 20. In 2011, passed for 1,668 yards and 14 TDs to help the Redskins win the 6A state title.
10. Dominique Alexander
B.T. Washington, DE-LB (10)
Had nine tackles and clinched a 6A playoff berth for the Hornets when he scored on a 28-yard interception return in a 34-26 victory at Bartlesville. Season totals of 121 tackles, four sacks, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries for the Hornets. Committed to OU.
11. Jordan Smallwood
Jenks, WR (NR)
Ranked No. 3 in the preseason, has 32 catches for 612 yards and seven TDs after being sidelined with an injury for two games. Had eight receptions for 136 yards and a TD against Putnam City. Also has three rushes for 38 yards and a TD this year. Committed to OU. Selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl on Jan. 4 at Carson, Calif.