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In the playoffs, usually teams are so good singular matchups don't mean as much. That's not the case when No. 6 Westmoore travels to No. 1 Norman North at 7 p.m. Friday. There is rarely such glaring strengths on high school teams as Westmoore's ability to run the ball and North's tendency to stop it.

Typically, five storylines are reserved for the other area games. Instead, with the playoffs underway, here are some storylines to watch in other parts of the bracket that may impact area teams down the road.

Norman North




With Union leading 42-0, last week's game was already decided, but Hishaw chased after the loose pigskin. He touched the ball at the same time as Union linebacker Alex Love, and wrestled it away.


No. 6 Southmoore is on the verge of making the postseason for the third straight season. Not many teams have done that in the new Class 6A-I. Making the playoffs is different than in other classes. The first round is the state quarterfinals. All it takes is three wins to hoist the gold ball. In Classes A, 2A and 3A it takes five. Classes 4A and 5A require four. Yet, while that shortened playoff season would seem to promote parody, it has been pretty predictable.

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