Week 7 Pregame Prep Capsules

Kyle Phillips / The Transcript

Norman North quarterback Jackson Remualdo looks for an open receiver during the Clash football game, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. while chased by Norman High's Willie Prince. Thursday, North visits Putnam City North and Friday, the Tigers travel to Enid.

Thursday's games

Norman North at Putnam City North

When: 7 p.m.

Place: Panther Stadium,

11800 N Rockwell, Oklahoma City

Records & Rankings: North 1-5 (1-2 District 6A-I-1), unranked; PCN 5-1 (2-0), No. 7

Need to know: Given North’s victory over Mustang, Mustang’s victory over Union and Union’s victory over Putnam City North, this has to be considered a winnable game for the T-Wolves despite playing on the Panthers’ home field and the Panthers’ glittering record. It won’t be easy but should the T-Wolves nab it, they’d have a real shot at four district victories and a possible playoff spot, closing the regular season against Edmond North and Southmoore.

Radio: KREF-AM 1400, FM 99.3

Webcast: NormanSports.TV

Moore at Union

When: 7 p.m.

Place: Union Tuttle Stadium

6636 S Mingo Rd., Tulsa

Records & Rankings: Moore 4-2 (3-0 District 6A-I-2), No. 8; Union 2-4 (1-2), No. 6

Need to know: Union handed P.C. North its first loss last week, yet still appears to be quite human. If the Lions can pull what many would consider an upset tonight, they will have gone a very long way toward securing home field the first week of the Class 6A-I playoffs. Defense is Moore’s issue. It must play some tonight.

Radio: KOKC-AM 1520, FM 95.3

Westmoore at Yukon

When: 7 p.m.

Place: Miller Stadium

1360 Crop Creek, Yukon

Records & Rankings: Westmoore 5-1 (2-1 District 6A-I-1), No. 5; Yukon 2-4 (1-2), unranked

Need to know: Westmoore did not challenge Broken Arrow last week, but figures to win this week and next against the Millers and will be considered a favorite next at Edmond Santa Fe before closing the regular season against Norman High and Jenks. Thus, consider this week and next an opportunity for the Jaguars to polish themselves up on every side of the ball before the games get very tough again.

Radio: KRXO-AM 107.7

Owasso at Southmoore

When: 7 p.m.

Place: Moore Stadium

Records & Rankings: Owasso 6-0 (3-0 District 6A-I-2), No. 1; Southmoore 0-6 (0-3), unranked

Need to know: This is just an unfortunate game, pitting clearly been the best team in Class 6A-I thus far this season against, arguably, the most challenged. There’s no good way to slice it. If the SaberCats could even stick with the Rams for a quarter or quarter and a half, they could take some confidence into next week, perhaps their season’s most winnable game, at Edmond North.

Radio: KEBC-AM 1560, FM 103.3

Noble at Western Heights

When: 7 p.m.

Place: Scheid Stadium,

8201 SW 44th, Oklahoma City

Records & Rankings: Noble 5-1 (3-0 District 5A-1), No. 5; Western Heights 3-3 (0-3), unranked

Need to know: The Bears are the only unbeaten team in District 5A-1 and will stay that way tonight, facing a Western Heights team that’s been outscored 110 to 12 its first three weeks of the district season. Indeed, only Ardmore, in Week 9, would appear to have a chance to derail Noble from a perfect district record. The Bears scored six points in their only loss, at Piedmont. In their victories, they’re averaging 47.8.

Community Christian at Star Spencer

When: 7 p.m.

Place: Twiddle Stadium,

3001 Spencer Rd., Spencer

Records & Rankings: CCS 3-3 (2-1 District 2A-7), unranked; Star Spencer 4-2 (1-2), unranked

Need to know: This one’s hard to handicap. In district play, the Bobcats beat winless Crooked Oak by 24 points last week, played a good Lexington team within eight points and fell to unbeaten Washington 49-12. The Royals have yet to play any of those teams. Yet, hand them their own victory over Crooked Oak the final week of the regular season and the game they must win to get to four district victories is very likely this one.

Friday’s games

Norman High at Enid

When: 7 p.m.

Place: Selby Stadium,

801 W Iowa Ave., Enid

Records & Rankings: Norman High 6-1 (2-1 District 6A-I-1), No. 3; Enid 0-6 (0-3), unranked

Need to know: The Plainsmen have yet to win, and still this is a meaningful game for the Tigers, if only for what comes next. NHS wants to be as crisp as it can possibly be in this one, thereby taking good vibes into the murderous part of its schedule: Jenks, Westmoore and an Edmond Santa Fe team that beat Enid 69-14 last week and suddenly finds itself in the heart of the playoff picture.

Radio: KREF-AM 1400, FM 99.3

Webcast: NormanSports.TV

Crooked Oak at Little Axe

When: 7 p.m.

Place: Little Axe Stadium

Records & Rankings: Crooked Oak 0-6 (0-3 District 2A-7), unranked; Little Axe 1-5 (0-3), unranked

Thursday’s games

Need to know: The Indians need a win and can get one here. As has been the case all season, Little Axe is offensively accomplished, netting at least 24 points in every game but its 49-14 loss to unbeaten Washington. If the Indians can get things going early, they could run away with this one.

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