By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
#1 Booker T Washington (7-0, 5-0) District 1
#4 Bixby (5-3, 3-2) District 1
The Hornets continue to be the indisputable top team in 6A-II, slaughtering last year's State Champions to beat the spread by an astounding 40 points. Turnovers were the name of the game, as the Spartans gave up two fumbles and threw two interceptions. Despite 270 yards of total offense, Bixby only entered the endzone once on a 3 yard rush by Nic Roller. Washington relied on a predominately rushing offense for 375 yards against only 79 from the air, but don't count out their passing game against future opponents as QB Dakari Wilson was 8 for 11 with no interceptions. Sparta falls to fourth in the rankings, but despite a massive beatdown this week, Bixby's still a big favorite to make the playoffs where anything can happen.
The pick: BTW 35, Bixby 30
Results: BTW 52, Bixby 7
#2 Bartlesville (7-1, 4-1) District 1
#13 Sapulpa (1-6, 0-5) District 1
No surprises here, the Bruins rebounded excellently after a field-goal-loss to BTW to bring down the hammer on Sapulpa. A devastating air raid by QB Colton Penrod amounted to 430 passing yards and seven passing touchdowns against the Chieftains.
The pick: Bville 47, Sapulpa 20.
Results: Bville 56, Sapulpa 21.
#3 Charles Page (4-3, 4-1) District 1
#7 Muskogee (3-5, 3-2) District 1
The Sand Springs Sandites swap places with the Spartans after a dominating defensive performance that outdid all expectations against the previously 6th-ranked Roughers. Muskogee has definitely improved as a team since last year, but the legendary Sandite secondary is better than ever and continues to develop as the season progresses. The O-line put up some massive blocks creating holes for Payton Scott and Lane Lettich to both cross the 500 rush-yard mark for the season and Hunter Greathouse easily surpassed 1000 passing yards. Jason Cooper picked off three Muskogee passes, one for a touchdown that was called back due to holding.
The pick: CPHS 35, Muskogee 21.
Results: CPHS 34, Muskogee 10.
#5 Lawton (6-1, 4-0) District 2
TX #754 Triple A Academy (4-5)
The pick: Lawton 61, Triple A 7
Results: Lawton 51, Triple A 7.
#6 Midwest City (6-2, 4-1) District 2
#12 Choctaw (4-4, 2-3) District 2
The Bombers took a rough upset to Stillwater a few weeks ago, but it's looking like the Pioneers may have simply pulled a fluke because since then they barely edged out Choctaw and lost to PCW, both of whom were clearly defeated by MWC. District 2 seems to be having a hard time deciding who their best teams are besides Lawton, but I think we can count on the Bombers to put up a solid post-season performance. It wasn't the cleanest win of the season, but it sets up MWC for a district championship battle with Lawton next week. MWC jumps two spots.
The pick: MWC 27, Choctaw 13
Results: MWC 28, Choctaw 21.
#8 Putnam City West (4-4, 2-2) District 2
#9 Stillwater (3-5, 2-2) District 2
The Patriots have done an excellent job this season, already outdoing their previous season record by three wins with two winable games left. While they may not be in legitimate state title contention, they've got a lot to be proud of, climbing more since the preseason rankings than any other team to potentially make it to the playoffs for the first time since 1996. PCW moves up one spot while Stillwater drops two.
The pick: Stillwater 38, PCW 36
Results: PCW 35, Stillwater 26
#10 Ponca City (2-5, 1-4) District 1
#11 Claremore (2-6 0-5) District 1
One of the closest games of the night, Ponca City pulled out the edge on Clarmore. Ponca trailed 347-333 in total offensive yardage and gained less yards-per-play, but completed more first downs. Ponca threw an interception, but Claremore recovered a Wildcat fumble. Both teams had about 70 yards in penalties. Claremore held a 24-16 lead deep in the third but Ponca rallied from behind and recovered a pooch kick to run the clock out.
The pick: Ponca 44, Claremore 33
Results: Ponca 29, Claremore 24.
#14 Enid (2-6, 1-3) District 2
#15 Eisenhower (0-8, 0-4) District 2
The Plainsmen picked up their first true win of the season, edging out the Eagles in a massive offensive shootout. Brian Banks caught for 109 of Enid's 262 passing yardage and Devin Pratt picked up a career-high 260 rushing yards for four touchdowns. Ike's Rico Bussey finished with 222 yards of total offense.
The pick: Enid 27, Ike 16.
Results: Enid 44, Ike 41.
- Week 1: 10-2 (.833)
- Week 2: 12-2 (.857)
- Week 3: 6-3 (.666)
- Week 4: 6-2 (.750)
- Week 5: 5-3 (.625)
- Week 6: 8-0 (1.00)
- Week 7: 8-0 (1.00)
- Week 8: 7-1 (.875)
- Overall: 62-13 (.826)