OKC Metro High School Sports Awards: Teams of the Year

The Edmond North boys wrestling team and Putnam City West girls basketball team were named Boys and Girls Teams of the Year Friday evening at the 2024 OKC Metro High School Sports Awards presented by LC Management Group.

The show was held at the Rose State Performing Arts Center and honored more than 300 student-athletes from the Oklahoma City area.

The Boys and Girls Teams of the Year were sponsored by Integris Health.

The other two finalists for the Girls Teams of the Year were the Mustang track and field team and the Piedmont softball team.

The boys’ other finalists for Boys Teams of the Year were the Midwest City basketball team and the Washington baseball team.

It had been 43 years since Putnam City West won a state title. It was 1981 to be precise.

And the Patriots not only won a title this year, they were known across the country. Ranked nationally in the top 25 of ESPN’s SC Next Rankings, Putnam City West dominated their competition, finishing the year with a 27-1 record.

Led by Girls Basketball Player of the Year nominee Caya Smith and Girls Team Coach of the Year Ja’Ron Jefferson, the Patriots have made an impact in the state and set a standard that the team hopes to continue for years to come.

Edmond North had one of the best teams in the country and had the most dominant season in Oklahoma high school wrestling history.

The team won the COAC Conference, the West Regional, the district championship and ultimately became the Class 6A state champions. The state win was the second in school history and first since 2013.

The Huskies had 14 state holders, which was a record, and every one of them placed in at least the top three. Of those fourteen, eight took home gold. At the OKC Metro High School Sports Awards, seven of them were also nominated for Boys Wrestler of the Year.