High school football: Friday night kickoff
BY BARRY LEWIS & MIKE BROWN World Sports Writers
Friday, October 12, 2012
10/12/12 at 5:52 AM
Game of the night
6A No. 3 Union (4-2) at No. 6 Sand Springs (6-0): A measuring stick for the Sandites, who enter the game tied with Owasso for the 6A-1 lead while Union tries to keep alive its bid for a 15th consecutive district title.
Numbers to know
87: Previous games between Claremore and Pryor. The schools meet for the 88th time Friday at Claremore's Lantow Field. The Zebras lead the series 59-27-1.
19: Consecutive games that Jenks senior running back Trey'Vonne Barr'e has scored at least one touchdown.
20.8: Average points per game scored by Adair senior RB Zak Woolman. His 17 touchdowns (nine rushing, six receiving, two on kickoff returns) are the most by any area 11-man player.
5,041: Career passing yards by Cleveland senior QB Chas Stallard, after throwing for 229 in last Friday's 63-28 win over Oologah.
Players to watch
Cameron Gilbert, QB, Summit Christian: Sophomore has passed for 1,391 yards and 20 TDs but the high-scoring, unbeaten Eagles face their toughest test as they host No. 8 Warner, which has allowed only 31 points, in a battle for the District A-8 lead.
Deonte Owens, RB, Booker T. Washington: Has emerged recently as an impact player with 283 rushing yards over the past two games. The 10th-ranked Hornets will need another big game from the sophomore to have a chance for an upset at No. 2 Owasso in a District 6A-1 matchup.
Hayden Holmes, QB, Coweta: Senior has passed for 1,096 yards with nine TDs and the sixth-ranked 5A Tigers' offense will likely need to be in high gear as they host 5-1 Collinsville.
Devon Thomas, Broken Arrow: Junior tailback, the area's top-ranked player in the preseason, was held to 23 yards on 14 carries in a loss to Jenks last week. The fifth-ranked 6A Tigers need him to get untracked at Putnam City.
Tanner Smith, RB, Verdigris: The senior has 19 TDs and has rushed for 1,301 yards, but faces a tough challenge when the No. 5 Cardinals host sixth-ranked Metro Christian, which has four straight shutouts heading into their District 3A-5 meeting.
Broken Arrow running back Devon Thomas had a tough time against Jenks last week. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World