Regent Prep junior quarterback Braden Gilbert

Completed 31-of-50 passes for 555 yards and eight TDs, plus had 15 rushes for 59 yards and two touchdowns in a 68-52 victory at Laverne.

Our All-World Preseason Football Contest has been going on for nearly a month and almost 20,000 ballots have been cast so far as readers select the best high school football players in the Tulsa area.

A total of 80 players — 10 at each of eight positions — have been selected as candidates.

Nominees were picked on the basis of past performance, projected 2019 accomplishments and college potential. Players from all grades are eligible and may only be selected at one position.

Voting began June 2. On Aug. 1, the candidates for each position will be cut to the top five vote-getters. Voting for the top five will continue through 3 p.m. Aug. 13. The winners will be announced in the Aug. 25 sports section.

Our position-by-position rankings, as well as features on select players, will be published over the next three weeks.

You may vote once a day per device, and we recommend continuing to vote often.

Go to OKPrepsExtra.com to vote.

THE CANDIDATES

(Listed in order of highest to lowest vote totals)

QUARTERBACKS

Braden Gilbert, Regent Prep

Mason Williams, Bixby

Gentry Williams, Booker T. Washington

JD Geneva, Union

Ben Ward, Cleveland

Riley Walker, Rejoice Christian

Eli Williams, Sapulpa

Asher Link, Metro Christian

Gunnar Gundy, Stillwater

Ty Williams, Muskogee

RUNNING BACKS

Zach Middleton, Bishop Kelley

Makai Blades, Glenpool

Sevion Morrison, Edison

Jace Hightower, Claremore

AJ Green, Union

Isaiah Jacobs, Owasso

Te’Zohn Taft, Sapulpa

Dae Dae Leathers, Tahlequah

Jimmie Coleman, Muskogee

Qwontrel Walker, Stillwater

RECEIVERS

Cori Lewis, Bishop Kelley

Carson Callaway, Metro Christian

Brennan Presley, Bixby

Jack Wright, Regent Prep

Dylan Kedzior, Claremore

Kyler Pearson, Union

Sam Brueggemann, Lincoln Christian

Mario Kirby, Owasso

Anthony Bland, Stillwater

Javian “JJ” Hester, Booker T. Washington

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

Austin Woods, Verdigris

Kobe Williams, Bixby

Levi Juby, Sperry

Jake Henry, Union

Trevor Burckhartzmeyer, Broken Arrow

Gabe Cantu, Union

Max Johnson, Jenks

Colton Starr, Lincoln Christian

Andrew Raym, Broken Arrow

Whitney Azlin, Edison

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Gage Tacker, Collinsville

Walker Niver, Sperry

Mason Givens, Union

Owen Ostroski, Holland Hall

Thomas Mason, Claremore

Montrell Cozart, Bishop Kelley

Haydon Grant, Owasso

Chochee Watson, Wagoner

Devin Brandt, Hilldale

Jaylen Moss, Broken Arrow

LINEBACKERS

Joe Whiteley, Sperry

Price Allman, Metro Christian

Brayden Burd, Collinsville

Campbell Yeager, Broken Arrow

Krishawn Brown, Booker T. Washington

Brody Sartin, Bixby

Tyson Ward, Jenks

Mason Hayes, Claremore

Marcus Esparza, Sapulpa

Grant Govrik, Bishop Kelley

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Jordan Reagan, Bixby

Dawson Adams, Owasso

Will Cox, Jenks

Myles Slusher, Broken Arrow

Quentin Skinner, Claremore

Bryce Mattioda, Broken Arrow

Dawson James, Berryhill

Kendal Daniels, Beggs

Jayden Garner, Skiatook

Duece Mayberry, Owasso

PLACE-

KICKERS/PUNTERS

Peyton Bennett, Hilldale

Keegan Porter, Lincoln Christian

Reis Vernon, Bixby

Ryan Conner, Claremore

Tyler Crawford, Broken Arrow

Taton Hopkins, Bartlesville

Christian Gotcher, Claremore

Dominick Caballero, Cascia Hall

Kentrell Mitchum, Muskogee

Chase Ricke, Lincoln Christian


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