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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.

Three straight!: With a win at home over Putnam City North or a No. 9 Moore loss at No. 1 Norman North, No. 6 Southmoore will clinch a playoff spot for the third straight season. Only Mustang, Union, Jenks and Broken Arrow have longer active streaks. It could have been longer too. The SaberC…

Not who we thought they were: Moore has to be the favorite against Owasso Friday at home. Just two years ago, that would have sounded crazy. The Lions have have risen above their recent history that includes three winless seasons the last five years and Owasso has slipped after reaching the …

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Norman North coach Brent Barnes is well aware of what a win Friday against Edmond North would mean. Winning a district title was a dream goal before the season began. Since it was seemingly tied to a win over Union

the first by a west side team since 2001

it seemed a little far-fetched. North hadn't finished higher than third in the new 6A-I.

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OKLAHOMA CITY

2015 was demoralizing for Westmoore. The Jaguars finished with just four wins, fewest since 2009. They also missed the playoffs. For one of the most consistent programs on the west side, that was devastating. 2016 has been different, very different. No. 6 Westmoore (5-2, 2-1 District 6AI-1) hosts No. 5 Edmond Santa Fe (6-1, 3-0) in a game that could decide second place. If the Jaguars win, next week's showdown with No. 2 Jenks is for the district title. Everything is still left in front of the Jaguars, who look playoff bound as long as they win the season finale against winless Yukon.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Norman High didn't need to be too creative against Yukon, handing it off to junior running back Traevon Edmundson 34 times for 210 yards and three touchdowns.

Defensive struggle: The last two games, Prague has allowed just 14 points. Little Axe allowed 23 against McLoud but shut out Bridge Creek two weeks prior. If the Indians have their way, this will be a low-scoring game.

Playing up: Community Christian plays its first game against a Class 3A foe when it travels to Purcell Friday. The Royals are in their first year in Class 2A after moving up from Class A. Moving up, CCS wanted tougher teams on its schedule. That’s part of the reason the Royals scheduled the …

We cover hundreds of athletes every year, and many of them make a significant impression on us. At the end of every spring prep season, we say goodbye to players we’ve come to know, players we enjoy watching each week. Here are five we’ll miss for sure.

There are five area teams still alive for playoff spots, and while Norman North and Southmooore’s picture is pretty clear, others are a little more complex.

If Norman High is to have the same result against Westmoore as Norman North did, Tigers coach Greg Nation knows his team will likely have to put up a better defensive effort than the T-Wolves.

Yet again, we wish for defense from Norman North, offense from Norman High, a playoff position after a strong non-district start from Community Christian (not to mention Noble … Hello, the Bears are 3-0) and do we dare declare Southmoore best in the west?

If you’re gunning for a state championship, you better win the city title, right?

Watching the first week of high school football is a bit like biting into a new entree at a favorite restaurant.