Now that the playoffs have begun, each Monday we’ll take a look at each match-up in 2A-6A and give you quick hits on each. Before we look at each match-up we’ll give an overall breakdown of the class as a whole. Let’s get it cranked up and start things off by looking at Class 6A.
Without a doubt the top story from the opening round of the 6A playoffs is the Jenks-Owasso result. The Trojans only beat the Rams 14-10. Jenks dismantled opponents by an average score of 40.1-12.3 in the regular season. They also beat Owasso 45-28 in week 3 back in September. The Trojans struggled on offense in the playoff opener. Unfortunately for Owasso, they couldn’t take advantage of the Trojans’ woes on offense because of the defensive unit Jenks has on the field. With one of the better defenses in the state with D1 talent all over the field, Jenks made stop after stop to hold onto the lead and getting the win.
Union Beats Sapulpa 63-21
Late in the 1st half Union blocked a Sapulpa field goal that would have cut the Union lead to 21-17. The Redskins drove down and scored to take a 28-14 halftime lead and it only got worse in the 2nd half.
Edmond North Beats Edmond Memorial 16-7
Edmond North avenged a season opening 13-0 loss to rival Edmond Memorial. The Huskies now travel to take on Union. They only fell by a point to Union in 2011 in the quarterfinals.
Mustang Beats Norman North 44-37
I’m not quite sure that this is an upset. I’m aware that Mustang is a 4 seed and Norman North is a district champ but they’ve been up and down all year. Mustang will now host #4 Broken Arrow.
Broken Arrow Beats Booker T Washington 44-14
It was a no contest in what was the most anticipated game in the 6A 1st round. With all the D1 talent on the field, I expected a great game. BA jumped out to a 27-0 halftime lead and never looked back.
Jenks Beats Owasso 14-10
While others are having major concerns about Jenks only winning by 4, I remain confident in the #1 Trojans. Jenks will bounced back in a big way when they host Midwest City Friday.
Midwest City Beats Edmond Santa Fe 49-25
It was a little different then the 3-0 outcome in week 1 but the result was the same with Midwest City winning. The Bombers’ offense rolled setting up a quarterfinal meeting with the #1 Jenks Trojans.
Lawton Beat Yukon 35-29
The Wolverines cruised to a 35-7 lead in the 3rd quarter and let off the gas pedal. Yukon got back into the ball game but Lawton stopped Yukon when they needed to. Lawton remains undefeated.
Westmoore Beat Sand Springs 31-10
Who’s the best from the west in 6A? Now we’ll find out as #5 Westmoore will travel to #3 Lawton for a spot in the semifinals. The Jags had no problem with Sand Springs in their 1st round match-up.
We had three relatively close games in the 1st round in 5A, the rest were routs. In the top of the bracket Lawton Mac will host Pryor in the quarterfinals. Both teams advanced after surviving upsets and getting wins late in the 4th quarter. Collinsville had a scare from Bishop Kelley but took the lead early on in the 4th quarter and held on the rest of the way to get the win. All the other teams rolled and McAlester is a monster.
Lawton MacArthur Beats Edmond Deer Creek 34-29
The Highlanders used a touchdown and a defensive stop late in the 4th quarter to advance to the quarterfinals. Will play host to an upset minded Pryor ball club on Saturday afternoon.
Pryor Beats Skiatook 27-22
Brennon Barth strikes again. For the 2nd time this season, QB Brennon Barth ran in a game winning TD with under a minute to go. Barth scored from 9 yards out with 13 seconds left to beat Skiatook.
McAlester Beats East Central 76-28
McAlester’s offense has been deadly all year but it looks like they’re playing their best right now. For the 2nd straight week McAlester put up 70 points. Scary thought, Buffs had 76 with 10 minutes left.
Carl Albert Beats Del City 34-12
Titan QB Stevie Thompson once again did Stevie Thompson things. Thompson ran for over 175 yards as Carl Albert ran away from Del City. Big challenge for defending champs on the road in McAlester.
Guthrie Beats Chickasha 40-3
The Blue Jays remain undefeated and advance to the quarterfinals after dispatching Chickasha. Guthrie hasn’t been played close since week 6. Last 5 wins have come by an average margin of 35 points.
Shawnee Beats Claremore 42-14
Shawnee had no problem with Claremore as they ran away from the Zebras. Now the Wolves travel to Guthrie to take on the only unbeaten team left in 5A. Wolves will need to have success on offense.
Collinsville Beats Bishop Kelley 21-14
The Cardinals survived a little scare from Bishop Kelley in the playoff opener. The district champs out of 5A-4 have another Bishop team coming to town with Bishop McGuinness.
Bishop McGuinness Beats Ardmore 40-27
Quarterback Jacob Lewis is putting up my favorite kind of numbers, stupid video game numbers. Lewis dismantled Deer Creek in week 10 and did the same to Ardmore. Now take on Collinsville.
We had a couple surprises in the 1st round in Class 4A. Not upsets, just surprises. Nobody expected Catoosa to beat Cascia Hall the way they did. It’ll be interesting to see how they play an undefeated Anadarko team on the road. Douglass has lost in the 1st round the last two years after winning the state title in 2010. The Trojans almost did it again when they trailed Elgin in the 3rd quarter. They ran away and beat down the Owls by 35. Clinton struggled once again in a surprising result. The defending state champs had to go to overtime to beat Harrah.
Anadarko Beat McLoud 41-2
The unbeaten Warriors had no problem with a McLoud team that has pushed some of the top teams in 4A. Anadarko will now get a tough Catoosa team in their place with a spot in the semi’s on the line.
Catoosa Beat Cascia Hall 43-14
Anybody see a 29 point win coming? If you said you did, you’re a liar. Catoosa had the ability to win but by 29 is surprising. Jumped out to a 21-0 lead halfway thru the 1st quarter and never looked back.
Wagoner Beat Fort Gibson 28-7
All season long Wagoner has beaten teams but not necessarily looked good doing it. That was the case again as the Bulldogs remain unbeaten but struggled to get a 21 point win over a decent Tiger team.
Woodward Beat Ada 49-7
Woodward traveled across the state to smash Ada and looked impressive doing it. The Boomers handed Ada their 3rd straight loss as the Cougars finished the season in disappointing fashion.
Douglass Beat Elgin 63-28
Douglass messed around and almost got upset in the 1st round for a 3rd consecutive year. The Trojans trailed Elgin in the 3rd quarter but was able to run away and advance to the quarterfinals.
Oologah Beat Sallisaw 28-17
The Mustangs are on a roll, they beat Catoosa in week 10 to secure home field in the 1st round. They beat a red hot Sallisaw team by 11 in the playoff opener. Oologah travels to Douglass in the quarters.
Poteau Beat Cleveland 48-7
Poteau continued one of the more surprising stories in 4A this year as they beat Cleveland by 41 to advance to keep their season going. Poteau will face defending champ Clinton, but get them at home.
Clinton Beat Harrah 28-21 In Overtime
Clinton has been an up and down all year long. That continued when the Red Tornadoes when they were pushed to overtime against Harrah. You gotta wonder how long Clinton can keep this up.
The 1st round went how we thought it would. In fact, the closest game was Heritage Hall beating Lone Grove by 10 points. Only 4 of the 16 1st round games were decided by 21 points or less. Blowouts galore.
Blanchard Beat Perkins 76-13
The defending champs rolled and won’t be tested this week either.
Newcastle Beat Sulphur 28-6
Good win for Newcastle but I don’t think they stand a chance as they travel to Blanchard.
Victory Christian Beat Dewey 42-3
Victory Christian avoids losing for the 2nd straight year in the 1st round after 10-0 regular season.
Lincoln Christian Beat Stigler 41-21
Lincoln Christian took first step to contending in Class 3A with their first playoff win in 3A.
Plainview Beat Centennial 60-0
Centennial has never reached the playoffs before. They might regret this trip. 60 point blowout.
Tuttle Beat Bethany 31-13
Tuttle got an 18 point win over Bethany. Now face Plainview in a rematch of week 1’s 19-14 loss.
Locust Grove Beat Roland 62-10
Locust Grove continues their impressive run. Now they get their toughest test when Berryhill visits.
Berryhill Beat Inola 43-14
Berryhill bounces back from the loss to Metro Christian. Travel to unbeaten Locust Grove Friday.
Metro Christian Beat Okmulgee 44-0
Surprise surprise, Metro pitched another shutout. The Patriots defense continues to dominate.
Hilldale Beat Spiro 32-7
The Hornets were impressive in a 25 point victory over a good Spiro team. Metro is up next.
Seminole Beat Marlow 52-19
Running back Papi White set an Oklahoma record for most rushing yards in a playoff game with 466.
Heritage Hall Beat Lone Grove 45-35
Heritage Hall wasn’t expected to win by some. The road only gets tougher as they visit Seminole.
Checotah Beat Jay 37-13
The Wildcats were impressive in their 24 point win, showdown with Beggs for spot in quarters.
Beggs Beat Claremore Sequoyah 34-20
Full disclosure, I didn’t think Beggs would pull it off. Good win as they travel to Checotah.
Kingfisher Beat Purcell 52-9
No problem for 3A’s #1 ranked Yellowjackets. They’ll play host to red hot Jones Friday.
Jones Beat Cushing 33-14
Jones is playing their best football right now. That will be put to the test when they play #1.
Here are the results from the 1st round in Class 2A.
Hennessey Beats Crooked Oak 28-20
Washington Beats Lexington 41-21
Vian Beats Haskell 40-14
Salina Beat Pawhuska 36-6
Davis Beat Frederick 60-7
Christian Heritage Beat Alva 42-21
Adair Beat Kansas 56-19
Okemah Beat Panama 26-21
Meeker Beat Hugo 49-20
Nowata Beat Colcord 37-12
Millwood Beat Tonkawa 72-0
Hobart Beat Kingston 29-14
Commerce Beat Chelsea 60-7
Hartshorne Beat Stroud 37-20
Lindsay Beat Marietta 52-7
OCS Beat Chisholm 35-7
Come back later this week as we take a look at this week’s top games.