By BEN JOHNSON
District 5A-4 Dist. Ovr
W-L W-L PF PA
Pryor (38) 5-1 6-3 250 211
Collinsville (31) 5-1 7-2 288 226
Claremore (9) 4-2 6-3 281 270
East Central (-5) 4-2 4-5 248 339
Coweta (0) 2-4 3-6 256 301
Central (-6) 2-4 3-6 170 244
Tahlequah (-28) 1-5 1-8 212 304
Grove (-39) 1-5 2-7 209 279
District 3A-7 Dist. Over
W-L W-L PF PA
Locust Grove (50) 5-0 9-0 437 202
Hilldale (59) 4-1 7-2 401 171
Lincoln Chr. (15) 3-2 5-4 344 304
Jay (0) 3-3 5-4 220 166
Sequoyah (-4) 2-3 4-5 253 278
Keys (-53) 1-4 1-8 112 385
Westville (-67) 0-5 0-9 100 414
District 2A-8 Dist. Over
W-L W-L PF PA
Commerce (82) 6-0 9-0 358 115
Salina (49) 5-1 7-2 287 111
Colcord (49) 4-2 6-3 300 94
Kansas (30) 4-2 6-3 331 199
Wyandotte (0) 3-3 5-4 303 183
Hulbert (-62) 1-5 1-8 75 345
Quapaw (-72) 1-5 1-8 80 403
Ketchum (-76) 0-6 2-7 165 337
* District points in parentheses
East Central 28, Tahlequah 27
Claremore 31, Coweta 24
Collinvsille 20, Pryor 19
Grove 20, Central 14
Collinsville at Tahlequah
Claremore at Grove
Coweta at Central
East Central at Pryor
Hilldale 57, Sequoyah 0
Jay 42, Keys 6
Locust Grove 80, Lincoln Christian 41
Adair 38, Westville 15
Locust Grove at Keys
Sequoyah at Lincoln Christian
Westville at Hilldale
Jay at Blackwell
Kansas 55, Hulbert 6
Commerce 35, Colcord 28
Salina 59, Quapaw 0
Wyandotte 36, Ketchum 7
Hulbert at Ketchum
Commerce at Quapaw
Salina at Kansas
Wyandotte at Colcord
Week 9 area recaps
- East Central 28, Tahlequah 27: Opting to go for a fourth-and-inches late in the game, Tahlequah came up short against the Cardinals when Brandon Conrad was stood up at the line of scrimmage with 44 seconds left in the contest. The Tigers could have kicked a 26-yard field goal, but decided against it after two missed point-after attempts earlier in the game. Tahlequah led 21-7 at halftime, but East Central came storming back, thanks to quarterback Tre’von Cherry, who rushed and passed for touchdowns.
- Hilldale 57, Sequoyah 0: The Hornets put the game away with a 31-point second quarter to take a 37-0 lead at halftime. Sequoyah turned the ball over three times and logged only 105 yards of total offense. Hilldale quarterback Chandler Puckett ran for 100 yards and threw four touchdown passes through the air.
- Jay 42, Keys 6: A long touchdown pass by Dakota Matlock was the only score the Cougars cashed in on against the Bulldogs, who held Keys to 171 yards on offense. Christian Duffield and Derick Shrum both scored two touchdowns apiece for Jay.
- Kansas 55, Hulbert 6: The Riders led early on when Brandon Thompson scored on a 1-yard touchdown run. However, that’s all the points Hulbert would get. Kansas, which racked up 480 yards on offense, was led by Jared Hogshooter, who passed for 334 yards and four touchdowns.
Players of the week
- Kyle Lucas (Tahlequah): The versatile sophomore did a little bit of everything for the Tigers against East Central. The highlight of his night was a five-yard interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter. He also added seven tackles, three tackles for loss, one pass for eight yards and one catch on offense.
- Brandon Conrad (Tahlequah): The senior running back picked up 88 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. He scored on a 10-yard run in the first half.
- Grant Neugin (Sequoyah): Leading the Indians with eight tackles against Hilldale, Neugin also had an interception.
- Dakota Matlock (Keys): The Cougars’ sophomore tailback returned from an injury to post another 100-yard performance. He carried the ball 14 times for 133 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
Around the state
- Muskogee 33, Putnam City 23: Anthony King had four catches for 154 yards and three touchdowns as the Roughers kept their playoff hopes alive.
- Union 49, Booker T. Washington 23: The Redskins wrapped up the District 6A-1 crown, thanks to quarterback Mason Farquhar recorded four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing).
- Claremore 31, Coweta 24: Dustin Basks had a touchdown catch, a 28-yard touchdown run and a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to help Claremore clinch a playoff spot while snapping a two-game losing streak.
- Collinsville 20, Pryor 19: The Cardinals snapped Pryor’s five-game winning streak and put themselves in position to claim the 5A-4 title with a win over Tahlequah. Quarterback Zane McElroy had two touchdowns for Collinsville.
- Grove 20, Central 14: Ty Phillips’ 1-yard touchdown run with eight seconds left gave the Ridgerunners their first win in 5A-4. The loss also eliminated Central from playoff contention.
- Bishop Kelley 27, Memorial 20: The Comets raced out to an early 20-0 lead and held off Memorial’s late rally. Ryan Martin had 213 yards of offense for Bishop Kelley, which now has the inside track to finishing third in 5A-3.
- Fort Gibson 41, Stilwell 0: Stilwell turned the ball over four times and allowed 284 rushing yards for Fort Gibson. Five different players scored touchdowns for Fort Gibson and Daniel Mielnik had two field goals for the Tigers, who are playoff bound out of 4A-4.
- Wagoner 57, Webster 35: Lawrence Evitt torched Webster for 199 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries as the Bulldogs finished with 428 yards rushing while wrapping up the 4A-3 crown.
- Seminole 20, Cushing 14: The Chieftains scored the first 20 points in the game and held off Cushing for the 3A-2 championship. Seminole’s Poppy White had 299 yards of offense for the Chieftains.
- Commerce 35, Colcord 28: Angel Landeros scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 5:11 left to put Commerce in front for good. Commerce also wrapped up the 2A-8 title.
- Vian 22, Hartshorne 15: Rylee Simon threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Rodriguez with 30 seconds left to lift the Wolverines to within a victory of the 2A-6 crown. Simon threw for three scores in the game.
- Ardmore 35, Altus 34: Altus Taven Birdow rushed for 232 yards and three touchdowns, but Ardmore prevailed to keep hopes of winning 5A-1 alive.
They said it
“I’m not worried about [the defense giving up over 40 points three straight games]. When you’re winning by 40 does it really matter that you gave up 40?” -- Locust Grove head coach Matt Hennesy after 80-41 win over Lincoln Christian (via Pryor Times).
Games of the week
- Sequoyah at Lincoln Christian: The Indians need to win by more than five points to make the 3A playoffs. Lincoln Christian needs to win to hold on to the No. 3 spot in District 3A-7.
- Broken Arrow at Westmoore: Neither can catch Jenks in 6A-2, but the winner gets a home playoff game next week as the district’s No. 2 seed.
- Bixby at Muskogee: The Roughers need a win and a Sapulpa loss to somehow squeak into the playoffs with three wins this season.
- East Central at Pryor: The Tigers are hurting after Collinsville handed them a one-point loss and injured quarterback Brennon Barth along the way. Pryor, though, can still win the 5A-4 title with a win and a Collinsville loss at Tahlequah.
- Lawton MacArthur at Ardmore: Double-edged sword for MacArthur. A win means a 5A-1 crown; a loss means slipping to third and playing Carl Albert in the first round of the playoffs.
- McAlester at Memorial: If both offenses get going in this one, they could combine to score more than 100 points.
- Fort Gibson at Sallisaw: The loser of this one likely plays Wagoner in the first round of the playoffs. So, that’s plenty to play for right there.
- Douglass at Ada: The 4A-2 title is on the line in this one.
- Berryhill at Metro Christian: The 3A-5 title is up for grabs between two clubs that have only given up a combined 143 points (in 18 games) this year.
- Spiro at Checotah: A Checotah win could creative a jumbled-up mess atop the 3A-8 standings.
- Tuttle at Blanchard: Blanchard had a bye in Week 9 to prepare for the 3A-1 showdown.
- Salina at Kansas: With a win, Salina finishes second in 2A-8. A loss for the Wildcats could send them to fourth place and a first-round playoff matchup with Adair.
- Kiefer at Morrison: Kiefer prevailed over Morrison and claimed the District A-7 crown last season. Now Morrison gets a chance to return the favor.