By Brad Heath & Bryce McKinnis
Bishop Kelley over Claremore, 42-41
In a battle for a district title, Bishop Kelley made a 4th quarter comeback look easy as they held onto a one-point victory to claim the 5A-4 title. Claremore can finish second in district with a win over Collinsville, Nov. 3rd at home to close out the regular season.
Kingston over Holdenville, 34-28
Kingston came through in the game’s most pivotal moments Friday night, including stopping a potential go-ahead score after punting to the Wolverines with 2:12 left in the ball game, to win what will likely be the District 2A-4 championship game.
Victory Chrsitian over Sperry, 69-21
VC controls their own destiny thanks to this 69-21 win over Sperry. District 2A-7 features two of the top teams in Class 2A, VC and Kiefer. The Trojans and eyeing that final game of the regular season when these two teams hook up for what promises to be one of the best games of the season. It will be played at Victory and should draw a big crowd.
Union over Edmond Santa Fe, 31-10 (Thurs.)
Union rolled over the Wolves on the road Thursday night and has won its last five games by an average margin of nearly 43 points. It’s hard to contend that Bixby is the best team in the state and clear favorite to win 6A-I this year. What’s more difficult to ascertain is who’s the second-best team. I like Union right now.
Locust Grove over Muldrow, 34-27
The 1st and 4th quarters were big for Locust Grove scoring 14 points in each as they cruised to victory over Muldrow. The win marks their first in district play and their second for the season. Muldrow continues to struggle with their only win of the season coming against a non-district opponent in Sequoyah Tahlequah.
Apache over Walters, 28-24
Now 6-1 overall and perfect in district play, the Apache Warriors are in total control of A-2. With Empire and Carnegie left on the schedule, Apache should roll to an undefeated season in district play. Despite losing to Apache, Walters is still alive in the playoff shuffle. If they can win out, Walters could finish second in district play thanks to their wins over Mangum and Empire.
Carl Albert over Guthrie, 24-21 (Thurs.)
Carl Albert’s Thursday night win in Guthrie may have been one of few games in the state in which both teams left the stadium feeling good about the final score. The Bluejays came within a score of beating undefeated Carl Albert and it’s half-dozen Power 5 recruits. On the other side of the field, Carl Albert managed 24 points against the state’s best defense, which had only allowed a total of 3 points through seven games.
Broken Arrow over Enid, 44-20
This was an important win for the Tigers as they salvage what’s left of the season. Positive things to grow on for coach Blankenship moving forward. With Jenks and Moore left on the schedule, splitting those two teams would get the Tigers to 3-4 in district, but over the last decade the Tigers have been somewhat of a thorn in the side of the Trojans and a win over Jenks would be huge for this program.
Collinsville over Grove, 24-17
The Cards squeaked by Grove and continue to shape the Collinsville-Claremore game on Week 10 into one of the most interesting games in the state.