P.C. North

at Norman North

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: P.C. North 3-0, 0-0 District 6A-1. Norman North 3-0, 0-0.

One key: The T-Wolves need to slow down the Panthers’ runing game, which has been very effective through the first three weeks.

Outlook: It’s homecoming for North, and that always brings some challenges for coaches and players as they balance the demands of the event with practices. But North players, despite having run away with their first three wins, appear focused and fired up in practice this week. “I can count on one hand the bad practices we’ve had this season,” Manning said. “This week, we’ve looked good every day.” If they play like they have so far this year, there’s no reason the T-Wolves shouldn’t be sitting at 4-0 after tonight’s game.


at Noble

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Record: Noble 2-1, 0-0 Distirct 5A-2; Ardmore 3-0, 0-0

One key: Noble has to regroup after a disappointing loss to Ada. It may take the Bears’ best game to hang with the Tigers.

Outlook: If things had gone differently last week, Noble would be in position to knock off two historical behemoths of Oklahoma high school football. As it is, the Bears can still make a statement by bringing their best game and knocking off an unbeaten, yet vulnerable Ardmore squad. The Tigers are 3-0 and ranked No. 7 but have yet to beat a team by more than a touchdown and two-point conversion. 5A-2 is a terrifying district. This is a game the Bears have to win.


at Washington

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Record: Lindsay 2-1, 0-0 District 2A-3; Washington 2-1, 0-0.

One key: For Washington, play hard every down. Now that district play’s beginning, there are precious few walkovers.

Outlook: This is really a fantastic matchup for the Warriors’ very first district game in Class 2A. Lindsay beat Purcell 38-34 opening day, one week before Purcell beat Washington 32-0. Meanwhile, the Warriors have been explosive beyond their meeting with the Dragons, yet still allowed a combined 47 points in their two victories. Likely, it’s a case of two of the district’s best teams playing in their loop opener. it may tell plenty about what’s to come. Good thing for the Warrior’s it’s at Reed Field.


at Lawton

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Lawton 1-2, 0-0 District 6A-1; Moore 0-3, 0-0.

One key: LHS has speed on defense, which is led by an experienced group of linebackers. The question is can Moore get around them on the flanks.

Outlook: Moore has not been able to stop any team from scoring this season, which has put the Lion offense in catch-up mode just about the entire game every game. Nor have they done much catching up, losing three games by a combined score of 140-15. The Lions have to get some stops to have a chance. The Wolverines may not be a great team, but they’re athletic and could get away fast.


at Putnam City

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Westmoore 1-2, 0-0 District 6A-2; Putnam City 1-2, 0-0.

One key: With the loss of fullback Brian Self, the Jaguars will need bigger plays out of its passing game. At least enough to keep the Pirates honest.

Outlook: Westmoore is not used to having a record under .500. The Lions biggest problem has been falling behind early and not being able to sustain its offense for four quarters. It doesn’t help that they’re loathe to throw the ball. A lot is riding on quarterback Stanley West and the offensive line, which hast to generate wider running lanes against the Pirates than it did last week against Norman North.

Del City

at Southmoore

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Record: Del City 1-2, 0-0 District 6A-1; Southmoore 1-2, 0-0.

One key: Del City is small up front on the defensive line. Southmoore would do well to exploit it with its running game.

Outlook: Despite the beating it took at the hands of Midwest City, Southmoore has progressed throughout the season. Keyaunn Thompson is averaging 66 yards a game on the ground and Kendall Thompson is 38-for-74 for 478 yards and five touchdowns through the air. If not for turnovers, the SaberCats could have been 2-1. Tonight, oddly, is Southmoore’s first homecoming. If the young players can handle all the hype and extra fuss, they might be able to pull out a victory. At the very least, alumni won’t be part of the distraction.


at Little Axe

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Record: Millwood 1-2, 0-0 District 2A-2; Little Axe 2-1, 0-0.

One key: Little Axe needs to hold onto the ball. Turnovers have notoriously led to the Indians’ blowing chances at big wins the past few years.

Outlook: Millwood’s record is deceiving, since the Falcons beat Star Spencer but lost to Douglass and Bishop McGuinness, all three being solid Class 4A teams. They’re still one of the top-ranked teams in Class 2A, and they have a balanced offense with quarterback Kevonte Richardson and running back Thomas Darrington. The Indians may be improved, but it’s going to be a tough one tonight.


at Santa Fe South

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Record: Blanchard 0-3, 0-0 District 3A-1; Santa Fe South 2-1, 0-0.

One key: If Blanchard plays solid defense, there’s no reason it shouldn’t have its way with the Saints.

Outlook: Don’t let the Saints’ 2-1 record fool you. Sure, they’ve beaten up on Class 2A’s Riverside and Seeworth Academy, but they’ve also lost 38-0 at Little Axe. Blanchard should have no problem scoring on Santa Fe South tonight, and as long as the Lions don’t turn the ball over, this one could be over in a hurry. Even looking for their first win, the Lions want to put the game away early and keep everybody healthy.

OKC Patriots

at CCS

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Record: OKC Patriots 1-2; CCS 2-1.

One key: The Royals need to play some defense. They’ve been outscored 84-79 through three games.

Outlook: This should be a chance for the Royals to hone their game with more difficult contests still to come. The Patriots, a home school team, may be just the right opponent to get that done. Their losses have come to Destiny Christian and Southwest Covenant, two teams CCS will eventually play, and both games were close. If things go well, the Royals should get a real test and a win.

— Clay Horning, Jeff Johncox and Michael Kinney

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