Playmakers: Five of the area's top big-play receivers in the playoffs
BY BARRY LEWIS World Sports Writer
Friday, November 16, 2012
11/16/12 at 5:22 AM
Below are five of the area's top big-play receivers whose teams are still in the playoffs:
Jordan Smallwood, Jenks
Has 90 receptions for 1,430 yards and 19 TDs since the start of the 2011 season, averaging nearly 16 yards per catch. Has caught eight passes in each of the past two games. This season, has 40 receptions for 704 yards and nine TDs for the 6A No. 1 Trojans. Has been selected to play in the Semper-Fidelis All-American Bowl on Jan. 4 at Carson, Calif. Committed to Oklahoma.
Johnny Lewis, Kansas
One of the state's leaders with 1,106 receiving yards and 16 TD catches. Averages 20.1 yards on 55 catches. Showed his explosiveness in Week 7 against Colcord as he scored on all four of his catches, totaling 205 yards.
Jeffery Mead, Union
The 6-foot-7 junior uses his height well. Although he doesn't have eye -popping stats, he is a go-to receiver when the four-time defending 6A state champion Redskins need a big play. Has 27 catches for 513 yards and four TDs. Averages 19.4 yards per reception. His favorite athlete is New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
Derek Reeves, Cleveland
Averages 20.6 yards per catch. Has 45 receptions for 528 yards and 15 TDs as quarterback Chas Stallard's leading receiver. Opened the season with three catches for 171 yards and two TDs against Hominy. Also surpassed 100 receiving yards against Mannford, Oologah and Wagoner. Has six interceptions on defense. His favorite athlete is the NBA's Dirk Nowitzki.
Stanvon Taylor, East Central
Stanvon Taylor (above) is a threat to score anytime he touches the ball for the 5A No. 1 Cardinals. Has 51 catches for 793 yards and 11 touchdowns. Also has scored TDs as a rusher, on an interception return and a blocked field goal return. And he has passed for two TDs in five attempts. Committed to OU.
Original Print Headline: High school football: Playmaking receivers
Jenks' Jordan Smallwood is congratulated by teammate Stewart White after Smallwood scored a touchdown during last week's game against Booker T. Washington. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World
MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World