All second-round games 7:30 p.m. Friday unless noted
1. Class 5A: No. 2 Guthrie (10-1)
at No. 1 East Central (7-4)
The outlook: The Bluejays and
Cardinals meet in the quarterfinals
for the third time in four
Key matchup: Quarterbacks
Bryan Dutton of Guthrie and
Tre’von Cherry of East Central.
Dutton, a senior, has career
passing totals of 7,819 yards
and 92 TDs. He has thrown
for 1,658 yards and 26 TDs in
2011. Cherry, a sophomore,
has passed for 1,593 yards and
20 TDs this season. Guthrie’s
Donovan Jordan and East
Central’s Stanvon Taylor and
Deontre Youngblood are bigplay
Series history: Guthrie won
20-14 last year at Guthrie en
route to a state title. In 2009,
Guthrie won 25-24 at East
Note: East Central’s record
includes four forfeit losses.
Who wins: East Central, 27-21.
2. 6A: No. 3 Union (9-2) at No. 5
Edmond Santa Fe (10-1), 7 p.m.
The outlook: Union’s bid for
a fifth consecutive state title is
challenged by a team that many
believe is the most talented in the
Key matchup: Quarterbacks
Hunter Atyia of Union and Justice
Hansen of Santa Fe. Atyia has
passed for 1,906 yards and 17
TDs. Hansen has thrown for 2,713
yards and 34 TDs.
Series history: Union won the
last meeting, 20-0, in the 2004
Who wins: Edmond Santa Fe,
3. Class 6A: No. 8 Norman (9-2)
at No. 2 Owasso (8-2)
The outlook: These teams meet
for the third straight year in the
playoffs at Owasso.
Keep an eye on: Owasso
quarterback Jaylen Lowe has
passed for 1,756 yards and 23
TDs. Teams can’t focus primarily
on stopping Lowe because
Rams tailback Scottie Prealow
has rushed for 1,526 yards and 18
TDs. Norman has a similar situation
as its dual-threat QB Zach
Long has accounted for 1,688
yards and 23 TDs while tailback
Imond Robinson has rushed for
1,381 yards and 11 TDs.
Series history: Owasso won 45-
34 last year in the first round and
51-45 in five overtimes in a 2010
playoff opener as Lowe came off
the bench to throw six TD passes.
In 1979, host Norman won, 14-0.
Who wins: Owasso, 42-34.
4. Class 4A: No. 4 Clinton (9-2)
at No. 1 Cascia Hall (11-0)
The outlook: A matchup of state
runner-up teams from last year —
Clinton in 4A and Cascia in 3A.
Key matchup: Tailbacks Abrm
McQuarters of Cascia and
Marquiz Simpkins of Clinton. Mc-
Quarters has 1,610 rushing yards
and 22 TDs. Simpkins has rushed
for 1,558 yards and 24 TDs.
Series history: This is the first
Odds and ends: Anadarko is the
last team to have defeated both
Cascia Hall and Clinton.
Who wins: Cascia, 21-14.
5. Class 5A: No. 4 OKC McGuinness
(10-1) at No. 6 Bishop Kelley (9-2)
The outlook: When these teams
meet, the winner usually gets the
Shillelagh, but this time a semifinal
berth is at stake.
Series history: McGuinness
won 34-10 in Week 2 as Will
Harjo threw three TD passes to
Cody Chancellor. McGuinness
won 35-17 in 2011 and 14-7 in
2010 after Kelley’s 10-9 victory
Who wins: Kelley, 24-21.
6. Class 6A: No. 7 Edmond North
(10-1) at No. 1 Jenks (9-2)
The outlook: The Trojans host a
team that narrowly lost at state
champion Union in last year’s
Keep an eye on: Jenks wideout
and Oklahoma commit Jordan
Smallwood has caught eight
passes in each of the past two
games for a combined 240 yards
and three TDs. Edmond North
tailback Michael Farmer has 980
rushing yards and 20 TDs.
Who wins: Jenks, 31-17.
7. 6A: No. 4 Broken Arrow (8-3) at
No. 6 Norman North (10-1), 7 p.m.
The outlook: Broken Arrow appears
to be playing its best football
of the season as it prepares to
visit the Timberwolves.
Keep an eye on: Broken Arrow
QB Coleman Key has passed for
1,510 yards and 16 TDs. Norman
North’s Peyton Gavras has
thrown for 2,479 yards and 31
Odds and ends: Norman North’s
only loss was 29-16 to Westmoore,
which lost to Broken
Who wins: Broken Arrow, 22-21.
8. Class A: No. 2 Wayne (10-1)
at No. 4 Kiefer (11-0)
The outlook: The Trojans host
the Class A defending champions.
Keep an eye on: Kiefer’s Austin
Ford has returned six punts for
TDs. Wayne running back Loudon
Johnson has rushed for 1,229
yards and 19 TDs while quarterback
Sam Martin has gained 1,159
yards on the ground and scored
Who wins: Kiefer, 20-18.
9. Class 5A: No. 5 Claremore (10-1)
at No. 8 Carl Albert (6-5)
The outlook: The Zebras face a
traditional powerhouse, which is
the state’s best 6-5 team.
Odds and ends: Carl Albert has
won five in a row after a 1-5 start
that came against a very tough
schedule. The Titans lost to
Coweta, 21-19, while Claremore
defeated Coweta, 35-25.
Who wins: Carl Albert, 16-14.
10. Class B: No. 5 Garber (9-2) at
No. 6 Rejoice Christian (10-1)
The outlook: The host Eagles,
who have eight shutouts, face the
high-scoring Wolverines, who
average 44.9 points.
Keep an eye on: Garber quarterback
Jordan Avants has passed
for 1,634 yards and passed for
1,702 yards as he has accounted
for 51 TDs. Rejoice running back
Jace Sanchez has 965 rushing
yards and 21 TDs.
Who wins: Rejoice, 26-18.
Other good bets: Berryhill at
Stigler, Fort Gibson at Anadarko,
Keys at Metro Christian,
Okemah at Adair, Pond Creek-
Hunter at Wetumka, Talihina at
Warner, Verdigris at Hilldale.
Other area games: Afton at
Elmore City, Cleveland at Ada,
Kansas at Vian, McAlester at
Edmond Deer Creek, Meeker at
Commerce, Nowata at Stroud,
Roland at Cl. Sequoyah, Weatherford
at Wagoner, Wesleyan
Christian at Tipton.