Tahlequah Daily Press

High School Sports

September 17, 2013

Prep pigskin report

A weekly look inside high school football across the state.

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They said it

“It’s pretty obvious that (Checotah) came out ready to play and we didn’t. They beat us in every phase of the game.” — Keys head coach Gary Willis of his team’s 44-0 loss to Checotah on Friday night.

Games of the week

- Sequoyah at Victory Christian: In last year’s game, the Indians led 34-7 before Victory Christian came storming back to win 35-34. Here’s Sequoyah’s chance to get back at the Conquerors.

- Owasso at Jenks: The Trojans appear to be pretty lethal this year — but then again, when is that not the case? Owasso has come up short of Broken Arrow before getting right against Muskogee. It’s hard to get a solid read yet on the Rams.

- Union at Broken Arrow: The Redskins have dominated Broken Arrow over the past couple of decades. The Tigers, though, could have one of the most talented teams in the state. A loss would put the Redskins at a staggering 0-3.

- Claremore at McAlester: The Buffaloes would like to get back on track after giving up a huge lead, which led to a loss against Booker T. Washington. Claremore, per usual, is strong on defense, so the first team to 20 could win.

- Hennessey at Kingfisher: A Class 2A (Hennessey) vs. 3A (Kingfisher) battle on the west side of the state. The winner claims bragging rights, but look for both to be key factors in their respective playoff races.

- Coweta at Bishop Kelley: The Comets are 2-0 and Coweta is 0-2. Might not appear to such a great matchup, but these two teams have produced some thrillers over the last couple of years.

- Hilldale at Beggs: Both appear to be strong contenders in Class 3A. Hilldale lost a low-scoring slugfest against Fort Gibson, while Beggs escaped Tahlequah with a victory over Sequoyah. Look for this one to be won by the team that scores last.

- East Central at Booker T. Washington: Hard to imagine but the Cardinals could venture into District 5A-4 play at 0-3 if they don’t beat Booker T. Washington. The Hornets, however, are feeling good after a come-from-behind win on the road at McAlester.

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