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Trying to make a tackle, three of the four All-District selections were swarming to the football during last week’s playoff game. The four selected for the All-District team were: Avrey Payne, Brayden Bowman, Lane Jones and Ayden Williams.

Marlow saw four players honored with All-District awards for the 2022 season.

The Outlaws finished third in District 3A-2 with one player receiving superlative award, two first-team selections and an honorable mention voted on by district coaches.

Senior wide receiver Avrey Payne was voted as the all-district Receiver of the Year with 45 receptions for 756 yards and eight touchdowns to help Marlow to a 7-4 record and 5-2 mark in district play.

Coach Matt Weber said he is thankful to coach all the players and they contributed in their own way. He credited Payne for his work at receiver.

“Avrey Payne beat a strong field of receivers to be voted Receiver of the Year. His body of work will have him go down as one of the better players to come through our program,” Weber said. “No doubt he will be on the field or court in college next year."

Senior running back Lane Jones was named to the First Team as a running back.

Jones, a transfer from Velma-Alma, was the second leading rusher on the team with 103 rushes for 611 yards with 14 rushing touchdowns. He finished behind quarterback Cade Gilbert.

Senior Brayden Bowman was selected as First Team Defense as a defensive back.

Bowman played all 11 games on the Outlaws defense that allowed 1,304 passing yards and picked off 12 passes as a unit in 2022.

Bowman got two interceptions while totaling 38 tackles on the season, getting his first major playing time in his senior season.

The final Outlaws player who received honorable mention was Ayden Williams who was one of the five offensive lineman for Marlow High School this year.

Williams helped block for quarterback Gilbert and the running game of Jones as the team had a total of 1,872 rushing yards while having 1,647 passing yards for the total offense for the Outlaws.

Weber credited all the players for their efforts.

"Lane Jones came here this year with a great attitude,” Weber said. "He became our workhorse running back with his best games coming in important district games. Brayden Bowman is a kid who patiently waited his turn and was rewarded with a great senior year. Not only was he where was to supposed to be, he became a great playmaker. Ayden Williams like Bowman patiently waited. He started every game and was the quarterback of our offensive line.”

Sulphur coach Jim Dixon, a Marlow graduate, and his staff were voted as the District Coach of the Year as an honor for being the Bulldogs coach for 48 years roaming the sideline until his death on Sept. 11, 2022.

Heritage Hall won the district and had a lot of representation on the team followed by second place Lone Grove with several all-district honorees.

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