By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
#1 BOOKER T WASHINGTON (5-0, 2-0) DISTRICT 1
#13 SAPULPA (1-3, 0-2) DISTRICT 1
Booker T is off to a great start this year, putting up more than 60 points in each of their last three games and totally dominating both sides of the ball. Still undefeated two weeks into districts, their next big challenge will come in week 7 against Bartlesville.
Sapulpa looks to be better than last year, but is still rebuilding from the ground up. We may see a solid state contender in years to come, but this year I'll be impressed if they win a single game in district play.
The pick: BTW 54, Sapulpa 12
Results: BTW 63, Sapulpa 24
#2 BIXBY (3-2, 1-1) DISTRICT 1
#3 BARTLESVILLE (5-0, 2-0) DISTRICT 1
Bartlesville pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season thus far with a come-from-behind victory over the defending State Champions. The Bruins and the Hornets are the only undefeated teams left in 6A-II and will likely remain so until they meet each other in week 7. Nic Roller, the difference maker in most Bixby games, rushed for two touchdowns before Bartlesville got on the board and eventually tied it up 21-21 in the third period and led from there onward. Bixby relied on a pass-heavy offense with QB Tanner Griffin throwing 51% for 315 yards. Usually the Spartans are the ones dominating the ground game due to Roller, but this week it was the Bruins with 200 yards rushing in addition to their 226 passing yards.
The pick: Bixby 47, Bartlesville 35.
Results: Bartlesville 55, Bixby 33.
#4 SAND SPRINGS (1-3, 1-1) DISTRICT 1
#9 CLAREMORE (2-3, 0-2) DISTRICT 1
Sand Springs had a rough week, forfeiting both of their wins due to the discovery of an ineligible transfer student, but they didn't let it get them down. The Sandites dominated the ground and the air at their homecoming and reminded the Zebras that their 0-3 record was merely technical. The Sandites had a slight edge on the Zebras offensively, but the defense is where Sand Springs always shows off their talent, snagging two fumbles and leading in tackles for loss.
A lot can be said for Claremore for even showing up after the beating Bixby put on them. Not only did they put up 27 points against the State Champions last week, but they were right behind Sand Springs this week in total offense despite being without their starting quarterback, their leading rusher, their star defensive tackle, and several other key players. While they are still looking for a district win and probably won't get one next week (against BTW) either, they shouldn't be discounted as an all around solid-team, especially once they get their main players back next week.
The Pick: Sand Springs 21, Claremore 13.
Results: Sand Springs 27, Claremore 7.
#5 MIDWEST CITY (3-2, 1-1) DISTRICT 2
#15 STILLWATER (2-3, 1-0) DISTRICT 2
Please excuse me for a moment while I extract the foot from my mouth and make room to eat my words. A completely unexpected tie game came down to the wire between these two teams and Stillwater snatched the victory as the clock hit 0:00 on a career-long 46-yard field goal by Zach Bryant. Midwest City ended the first half of their homecoming scoreless with only one first down and an impressive rally in the second half was not enough to overcome the upset.
The Pick: MWC 41, Stillwater 10.
Results: Stillwater 25, MWC 22.
#6 LAWTON (3-1, 2-0) DISTRICT 2
#12 ENID (1-4, 0-2) DISTRICT 2
After those first two upsets, I'm glad Lawton scratched my back on this game. The Wolverines relied on a ground-heavy game, rushing for 460 yards of 577 total offense against Enid's 387 total yardage. Lawton lead with a 36-point first-half shut-out and the Plainsmen didn't get on the board till a kickoff fumble recovery lead to a 3-yard Devin Pratt run.
The Pick: Lawton 52, Enid 12.
Results: Lawton 60, Enid 26.
#7 CHOCTAW (3-2, 1-1) DISTRICT 2
#10 PUTNAM CITY WEST (2-3, 1-1) DISTRICT 2
While I didn't actually pick PCW to win this game, I did say "if I had to pick an upset for this week, this would be it." Now I'm wishing I had gone with my instincts as the Patriots not only pulled ahead, but put distance on the Yellowjackets.
The Pick: Choctaw 28, PCW 21.
Results: PCW 32, Choctaw 21.
#8 MUSKOGEE (2-3, 2-0) DISTRICT 1
#11 PONCA CITY (1-3, 0-2) DISTRICT 1
For the second week in a row, the Roughers were just shy of 500 yards-total-offense in their homecoming win over Ponca.
The Pick: Muskogee 35, Ponca 14.
Results: Muskogee 42, Ponca 13.
#14 EISENHOWER (0-5, 0-1) DISTRICT 2
5A #69 CANYON, TEXAS (3-1)
The Eagles traveled 224 miles looking for a win, but all they found was 442 yards of total offense and a whole mess of touchdowns.
The Pick: Canyon 35, Ike 6.
Results: Canyon 48, Ike 6.
- Week 1: 10-2 (.833)
- Week 2: 12-2 (.857)
- Week 3: 6-3 (.666)
- Week 4: 6-2 (.750)
- Week 5: 5-3 (.625)
- Overall: 39-12 (.764)