West (area sites TBA)
• The favorite: Shawnee. The reigning 5A champion hasn't missed a beat this year. The Wolves' only loss prior to being beat by Chickasha last week was a low-scoring affair against 6A No. 5 Bixby in early December.
• Other contenders: Deer Creek, Carl Albert, Piedmont. There's certainly a hierarchy when it comes to the west side of the state. Including Shawnee, these three clubs make up the top four in 5A.
• Potential games to watch
Piedmont vs. MacArthur (regional finals at Piedmont); Carl Albert vs. Deer Creak (area finals at TBA).
• State bound: Shawnee and Deer Creek (area champs); Piedmond and Carl Albert (area runners-up).