(All games Friday unless indicated)
1. Class 5A— No. 5 East Central (2-1) at
No. 6 Central (3-0) (Thursday at S.E.
After outscoring three opponents
151-0, the Braves will be tested seriously
for the first time this season
against the perennial state title
The teams entered their meeting
last year with these same records,
and Central also was averaging
50 points per game. East Central
won 30-14 as it contained Central
standout quarterback Demarco
Cobbs and took advantage of
Braves turnovers. Two weeks ago,
East Central faced Booker T. Washington
QB Eric Bennett, and that
should help prepare the Cardinals
Central has a strong running
attack that was stuffed last year by
the Cardinals except for the first
play of the game. The Braves will
need to run successfully to have a
chance to beat East Central.
2. Class 5A — No. 1 Booker T. Washington
(2-1) at No. 7 Bishop Kelley (3-0)
The Hornets defeated Bishop
Kelley 35-15 last year even with
QB Eric Bennett sidelined due to
an injury. Just as was the case in
2008, the Hornets enter this game
after a loss to Broken Arrow, while
the Comets are undefeated.
Bennett, a tremendous running
threat, has passed effectively the
last two weeks. One of his key
receivers is Tyler Lockett, who
caught a pivotal 82-yard TD pass
against the Comets last year. Kelley
quarterback Jack Cameron has
passed for 353 yards and four TDs
this season. Comets wideout Joe
Dowdell has 15 catches for 154
yards and two TDs.
3. Class 6A — Muskogee (0-2)
at No. 7 Bartlesville (3-0)
Bartlesville’s offense is rolling
and Muskogee’s isn’t. The passing
combination of Kirby Schoenthaler
and wideout Mike Thompson has
helped the Bruins average 31 points
per game. Schoenthaler has passed
for 712 yards and six TDs. Thompson
has 13 catches for 383 yards
and three TDs.
Muskogee, which has played
against all top-10 opponents this
year, has not scored in nine quarters,
including a canceled game at
The Roughers defeated Bartlesville
33-15 last year.
4. Class 6A — Sand Springs (2-1)
at Memorial (2-1) (Thursday)
This game along with Muskogee-
Bartlesville will give the winners
a big advantage in the race for
District 6A-3’s likely final two playoff
spots behind Jenks and Broken
The Sandites and Chargers have
two-game winning streaks. Sand
Springs has the hottest 6A running
back, Terrance Dixon, who has
rushed for 508 yards and six TDs
over the past two weeks. Memorial
limited Hale to 206 yards in a 17-13
victory last week.
These teams combined for
one of last year’s highest-scoring
games, won by Sand Springs 61-42.
5. Class 6A —Enid (2-1) at
No. 10 Owasso (1-2)
The winner will be in good
shape to be the 6A-4 runner-up
and qualify for a first-round home
Owasso has scored only three
points in the last two games.
The Rams, however, entered this
matchup at 0-3 last year before
breaking out with a 41-14 win at
A key for Owasso will be if it can
contain Enid running back Jonathan
Burton, who has rushed for 364
yards the last two weeks.
6. Class 6A —Claremore (2-1)
at No. 1 Jenks (3-0)
Claremore will need to do a
better job of stopping running
backs Cory Jones and Zack Langer
than it did in Jenks’ 35-0 win last
year when the pair combined for
165 rushing yards and three TDs.
Langer has rushed for 231 yards
and five TDs in the last two games.
Jenks beat Bixby 47-6 in the
season-opener. Last week, Bixby
beat Claremore 35-20.
7. Class 3A — Dewey (2-1) at No.
3 Claremore Sequoyah (3-0)
The Eagles will open their new
stadium against the Bulldoggers,
who lost 24-11 to Claremore Sequoyah
Dewey’s passing combination
of quarterback Clint Strate and
wideout Casey Strate will challenge
the Eagles. Sequoyah QB Cody
Richardson has rushed for a TD in
each of the first three games.
8. Class 3A — Hugo (2-1) at No.
6 Metro Christian (3-0)
Metro’s Beau Marsaln has
passed for 812 yards and 11 TDs.
He also has rushed for 259 yards
and three touchdowns.
Metro blanked Hugo last year,
9. Class 6A — No. 2 Union (2-1)
at Stillwater (1-2)
Union’s Thomas Roberson had
a big game in last year’s 41-12
win over Stillwater as he caught a
49-yard TD pass and scored on a
50-yard punt return. If Stillwater
wants to stay close, it will have
to do a better than it did last year
of containing quarterback Chase
Boyce, who completed 11-of-19
passes for 173 yards.
10. Independent —OKC Casady (3-0)
at NOAH (2-1) (at Broken Arrow
Casady, which shut out defending
2A champion Heritage Hall in
the opener, defeated the homeschool
Jaguars 42-12 last year.
NOAH sophomore Joe Sabatini has
passed for 630 yards and nine TDs.
Other good bets: Broken Bow at Sallisaw,
Catoosa at Collinsville, Commerce at Afton,
Grove at McLain, Hominy at Morrison, Liberty
at Haskell, McAlester at Coweta, Verdigris
at Lincoln Christian, Vian at Tahlequah
Other area games: Ada at Edison, Agra at
Kiefer, Berryhill at Inola, Bixby at Miami, Bluejacket
at Claremore Christian, Bristow at Kellyville,
Cascia Hall at Victory Christian, Chandler
at Henryetta, Chelsea at Sperry, Chouteau at
Adair, Cleveland at Mannford, Cushing at Tecumseh,
Dewar at Wynnewood, Drumright at
Woodland, Fairland at Foyil, Hilldale at Poteau,
Holland Hall at Houston Kinkaid, Jay at Vinita,
Keys at Kansas, Locust Grove at Oologah,
Mounds at Konawa, Nowata at Caney Valley,
Okemah at Beggs, Okmulgee at Checotah,
Porter at Arkoma, Prue at Davenport, Rejoice
Christian at Community Christian, Riverfield
at Windsor Hills, Rogers at Pryor, Sapulpa at
Broken Arrow, Seminole at Glenpool, Skiatook
at Hale (East Tulsa Sports Complex), SW Covenant
at Evangelistic Temple (Nienhuis Park),
Tahlequah at Stilwell, Tonkawa at Barnsdall,
Wagoner at Muldrow, Webster at Fort Gibson,
Wetumka at Depew, Wyandotte at Pawhuska,
Yale at Pawnee.