After Round 1 of the Oklahoma High School Football Playoffs, here’s my take on everything that happened in the Southeast Region.
Caddo blows past Foyil – 60-8
Payton’s Take: Caddo is an athletic team that will make a deep run in the playoffs. These kids look hungry, they want to go far into the postseason and I believe that have all the tools to make it happen. Boen Proctor led the squad in defensive tackles. Additionally, Proctor used an interception to score a defensive touchdown. Ryder Wingfield also scored a touchdown on a kickoff return, giving Caddo a significant boost in momentum.
“Kids played really well,” Coach Trent Harmon said. “Offensively, we took care of the ball and took advantage of big plays. Coltin Speers had another big night with 5 total touchdowns and 150 yards rushing. Brody Braziell also had a big night on the ground with 60 yards and a touchdown as well.”
The Bruins will travel to Drumright to take on the Tornadoes next Friday in Round 2 of the Oklahoma Football Class B Playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Caddo vs Velma-Alma, 9/15/2023
Ada rolls over Oologah – 34-7
Payton’s Take: I love watching powerhouse football like Ada. Though they haven’t been in the State Championship conversation a few years, the Cougars are always relevant, and I feel a playoff run coming this year for them. Ada looked aggressive and ready to play against Oologah, just a preview for what I believe we will see in the playoffs going forward.
“I’m really proud of our players and coaches!” Coach Brad O’Steen said. “We played with a lot of team energy and our physicality was really good! We still need to clean up some fundamentals things, but overall a really good performance by the Cougs!”
The Cougars will travel to Clinton to face the Red Tornadoes next Friday for Round 2 of the 4A Oklahoma Football Playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Fisher Marr – Ada High School
Idabel tops Henryetta – 28-14
Payton’s Take: The Idabel Warriors have been my team to watch this season. They are currently 10-0, the school’s longest winning record in history. With seasoned head coach Scott Pratt at the helm, big things are in store for this Warriors team. With standouts like QB Waylon Phillips, CB/WR Matrail Lopez, WR/DB Mackylan Dixon and LB/WR Quincy Johnson, Idabel is set to make a run in the Class 2A playoffs.
“I am so proud of these kids,” Pratt said. “They’ve fought through adversity and are holding the longest winning record in school history, these kids deserve this. I’m just lucky enough to get to coach them and be apart of this.”
The Warriors will host the Kansas Comets this Friday for Round 2 of the Oklahoma Class 2A Football Playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Matrail Lopez – Idabel Warriors
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