Looking for a great way to kick off September? Here are the three best games in the Tulsa area for week 1.
JENKS TROJANS at OWASSO RAMS
Both teams are coming off loses and need to right the ship. Owasso at home is always tough, but do they have enough to stop the Jenks run game? They struggled to stop the run against Bixby.
The Trojans have an incredible grouping of running backs with big play potential. We could see Jenks start to settle on a quarterback for this game. Both Simian Gilkey and Owen Jones can lead the Trojans, but Gilkey is the senior.
Owasso will need their offensive line to dominate Jenks up front and give the passing game the opportunity to be successful. Jayden Hall is the key to the run game for the Rams. Last season the Rams went 9-5 and finished the year as state runners-up. It was the 11th state title game for head coach Bill Blankenship.
TAHLEQUAH TIGERS at SAPULPA CHIEFTAINS
Class 6AII Tahlequah will travel to Sapulpa to face the Chieftains who are coming off the loss to Sand Springs in week 0. If you don’t know anything about Tahlequah, know this going into the game; they are a physical team with big play potential on offense, and they have not forgotten the 35-39 lose to Sapulpa last season.
Despite dropping their opening game, the Chieftains are confident in their ability to put up points thanks to quarterback Colton Howard. Howard is ranked as the No. 6 best QB in the Tulsa area and is a VYPE Top 100 selectee.
The player to watch for the Tigers is wide receiver Beckett Robinson (Jr.) who is a VYPE Top 100 selectee as well.
This game is setting up to be a battle that comes down to the final possession of the game.
WAGONER BULLDOGS at COWETA TIGERS
Class 4A Wagoner makes the short drive to Coweta to face the Tigers in what promises to be one of the best games of the night. With over 200-wins to his credit, Wagoner head coach Dale Condict and the Bulldogs start their back-to-back journey on the road after winning the Class 4A state title last season.
Coweta features one of the top running backs in the area with Lolo Bell. Bell is tough to stop, but the key for the Tigers will be their defense. Players like Deacon Peterson and Eain Williams must have big games to stop the Wagoner attack.
This is one of the best rivalry games in the state. Expect a full house in Coweta Friday night.
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