Besides the heat, week 0 is full of games that bring some spicy flavor to the kickoff of the 2023 season for many area teams.
ALVA GOLDBUGS at PURCELL DRAGONS
Purcell is projected to be a playoff team this season and winning at home is a must for the Dragons. Alva is on the edge of being a playoff team and if they are going to grab a spot out of 2A-1, they must build some confidence and a win on the road would go a long way. The offensive line is the key for the Goldbugs. Running the ball and controlling the clock is the path to success.
THOMAS TERRIERS at WATONGA EAGLES
Both teams are coming off seasons they would just assume to forget. Always a tough contest, these two are separated by a short 20-minute drive. The question is can the Terriers defense stop the Eagles offense? Sophomore QB Tristan Dobbins is developing into a solid signal caller and the Eagles love to pound the ball.
OKLAHOMA BIBLE ACADEMY TROJANS at DAVENPORT BULLDOGS
Two teams expected to make the playoffs square off in this week 0 matchup. The Trojans are ranked No.5 in Class B coming into the season while the Bulldogs are picked to finish third in district B-8. Jud Cheatham (Sr.) is one of the best players in the area for OBA. He is the key for the Trojans on both sides of the ball.