And that’s just on the East side of the state. The West still has a long way to go to catch the East in terms of overall quality, but the gap is narrowing.
Edmond North, one-point losers to Union in the second round of the playoffs last year, have looked unbeatable at times this season and are ranked as highly as No. 1 by some state polls.
Another West favorite, Lawton, hasn’t done anything yet this season but beat their opponents by a combined score of 205-38. The Wolverines haven’t played the toughest schedule, but it’s hard to argue they could do any more than they’ve done to this point, which is why they ranged from No. 1 to No. 7 this week in the polls.
Add into that mix some dangerous teams from the Moore and Norman city limits, some huge games left on the schedule and playoff chances on the line, and we’re set up for a wild stretch run.
We still have a long way to go before we can claim that parity has fully come to Class 6A, but we’re closer than we have been in years. And that makes nearly every game from here forward, starting with a Southmoore-Lawton showdown on Thursday, a must-see.
Corbin HoslerFollow me @Chosler88chosler@normantranscript.com