By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
The quarterfinals are upon us and with the top four teams all being from the same district, the predictions are all pretty easy.
#1 Booker T Washington (9-0, 7-0) District 1
#9 Choctaw (5-5, 2-4) District 2
Get ready for a swarm, because it's Hornets vs Yellowjackets and everybody's a loser in that situation. My hatred for flying pests aside, Booker T shouldn't find Choctaw to be anything more than a pesky gnat. Between Dakari Willis and Justice Hill, Booker T won't be a one-sting-wonder in this game.
The pick: BTW 52, Choctaw 17.
Location: Booker T, Friday @ 7:00
#3 Charles Page (5-4, 5-2) District 1
#8 Stillwater (5-5, 3-3) District 2
The Pioneers might have a home field advantage, but considering Sand Springs hold numerous records in Pioneer Stadium, I don't think the Sandites are sweating it. Stillwater managed to complete only one pass in their last game against Eisenhower, and considering Sand Springs held Bixby to negative rushing yards in their last game, I'd say Stilly's in for a beat down. Keep your eyes on Cole Dixon in this game if you can keep up with him.
The pick: CPHS 27, Stillwater 3.
Location: Stillwater, Friday @ 7:00
#4 Bixby (6-4, 4-3) District 1
#5 Lawton (8-1, 6-0) District 2
If there's a single game I'm unsure about, it's this one. Lawton has the better record and a third-straight undefeated district championship, but they still haven't taken on any tough competitors to weigh them against. Lawton's only opponent worth its salt is MacArthur, who beat them. Then again, Bixby's been falling further and further behind the team we thought they were going into the season. All the potential is still there, but they're not living up to it. If the Spartans manage to wake up in this game, they still have everything it takes to make another run at the title. But if I had to pick an upset, this would be it.
The pick: Bixby 35, Lawton 28.
Location: Lawton, Saturday @ 2:00
#2 Bartlesville (9-1, 6-1) District 1
#6 Midwest City (6-3, 4-2) District 2
Theoretically, this should be a blow out. But the bombers are resilient and gave Sand Springs a lot of grief in the playoffs last year. Still, it should be Colton Penrod dropping bombs this weekend.
The pick: Bartlesville 42, MWC 35.
Location: Bartlesville, Friday @ 7:30
- 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)
- Week 6: 8-0 (1.00)
- Week 7: 8-0 (1.00)
- Week 8: 7-1 (.875)
- Week 9: 6-2 (.750)
- Week 10: 6-1 (.857)
- Overall: 74-16 (.822)
*All round one playoff games will be free to past and present service members in honor of Veterans Day. From the bottoms of our hearts, we thank you for your service.