Class 4A District 1
Clinton (1-2, 0-0) vs John Marshall (0-3, 0-0)
The Red Tornadoes are in search of their 40th District Championship in the storied history of Clinton football. They challenged themselves, as they do year in year out, in the non-district to get prepared for district play. Zaedon Collins has rushed for over 200 yards in 2 of their first 3 games. Two straight defeats on the turf in the Tornado Bowl is exceedingly rare. Three in a row is unheard of. I expect Clinton to roll over the Bears 42-7 this week with Elk City looming on the horizon in Week 5.
Weatherford (2-2, 0-0) vs Chickasha (1-2, 0-0)
Just like Clinton did in the non-district, Weatherford scheduled very difficult ahead of 4A-1 play. They split the first four and seem to be trying to find themselves offensively. The Eagles are loaded with skill position talent and an offensive line that’s trying to gel together in time for the games that start counting. Chickasha is one of teams in 4A-1 that’s trying to claw their way into the district title conversation with the schools down I-40. I’ll need to see to believe the I-40 trio aren’t the class of the district so give me Weatherford 35-14 in this one Friday night on Woody Roof Field.
Cache (1-2, 0-0) vs Woodward (0-3, 0-0)
The records aren’t shiny, but these two have played extremely tough non-district schedules to this point. Cache went to 4A #4 Tuttle and 5A #5 Elgin. Woodward played just as tough as a non-district slate that included 5A #3 Guthrie and 4A #5 Newcastle. Can one of these two be the team to emerge from the middle to back end of the district and challenge for a playoff spot? Cache won this game by 2 TDs on the road a year ago, and I expect more of the down in Cache. Bulldogs win 35-7.
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