High school football: Friday night kickoff
BY BARRY LEWIS & MIKE BROWN World Sports Writers
Friday, October 26, 2012
10/26/12 at 6:05 AM
Game of the night
5A No. 6 Memorial (8-0) at No. 2 Bishop Kelley (6-2): A showdown for the District 5A-3 lead. It's the toughest test of the year for the undefeated Chargers, who have not faced a team that has a winning record.
Numbers to know
96: Career TD responsibility by Cleveland quarterback Chas Stallard. He has passed for 53, rushed for 41 and returned a kickoff and fumble for scores.
76: Previous meetings between Jenks and Bixby. The 6A No. 1 Trojans have won 21 straight in the series and lead 51-20-5. Friday's meeting is the first since 1979 to affect district play.
64.3: Average points per game scored by 2A No. 1 Vian. With 514 points in eight games, the Wolverines and 2A No. 9 Frederick, which is averaging 63.8 points, are on pace to be the state's first 11-man teams since at least 1944 to eclipse 600 points in a 10-game regular season.
43.6: Average points per game scored by Memorial. With 349 points in eight games, the Chargers have set a school record for points in a season.
16: Years since Ada won its last state championship. The 4A No. 5 Cougars (8-0) own 19 gold balls, most of any Oklahoma high school. Between 1951 and 1996, Ada never went longer than six years between titles.
Players to watch
Calan Crowder, Bartlesville: Senior tailback has rushed for 1,133 yards and eight TDs this season. A 6A playoff berth could be at stake in Friday's game against Ponca City.
Austin Grauer, Lincoln Christian: Senior quarterback, who has passed for 1,711 yards and 19 TDs, will try to help the Bulldogs clinch a 3A playoff berth against Locust Grove.
Bishop Louie, McLain: The junior wideout has scored on eight of 25 receptions this year and will need another big game at Vinita as the Titans try to keep their 4A playoff hopes alive after losing three of their past four games.
Austin Potter, Catoosa: The senior quarterback has led the 4A No. 9 Indians on a four-game win streak and will need to remain in top form at eighth-ranked Cleveland. Potter has passed for 1,015 yards and accounted for 14 TDs.
Lane Sailing, Owasso: His field goal with 10 seconds left was the difference in the Rams' win over Sand Springs last year. Friday's 6A-1 showdown between the two teams could come down to a late kick again.