The uniform craze has been running wild through college football, starting with Oregon a few years ago, reaching other programs like Oklahoma State and even tradition-staunch schools such as Notre Dame and Nebraska most recently.
While the high school game hasn't gone quite so crazy, uniform changes and additions are creating a buzz around the state. While some schools are adding multiple helmets and additional uniform colors, others are sticking to their strong traditional roots.
Whether it's a new look, old-school or just a unique style, The Oklahoman high school staff takes a look at some of the state's best uniforms.
The best new-look uniforms
A few programs in the state are following the Oregon trail, adding multiple helmet, jersey and pant colors. And others are simply adapting to new, edgy styles. Here are some of the best new-look uniform designs around the state.
Black uniforms are the hottest trend, but it's old hat at BA. Yet the Tigers still do all-black as well as anyone. And they added a gold look that is tough to pull off, but they did it well.
Edmond Santa Fe
One of the more unique new looks, especially with the home combination of green jerseys with gray sleeves and gray pants with “Santa Fe” written down the side in a unique font.
Two distinct styles with the addition of a new-age black look. The Timberwolves also have a throwback design that is especially crisp on the road, resembling the old Philadelphia Eagles, with green helmets, white jerseys with green shoulder stripes and gray pants.
Since the school opened in 2008, the football team has been on the leading edge of uniform style. The latest version is a new-look take on throwback style with different colored sleeves and an angled stripe down the leg.
Not many teams have gone so far as to add multiple helmets, but Yukon has done it as part of their all-black look that includes a matte-finish helmet with BYU-style “Y” logo. The Millers now have two helmets, three jerseys and four pant colors, using lots of combinations.
Best traditional uniforms
One of the most tradition-rich programs in the state also has one of the most tradition-rich unis, led by the classic white block A on maroon helmets.
Maroon, yellow and white combined with the classic “C” logo.
A relatively newer school but the look, especially the blues, is already a classic, topped by the silver helmets with the pointed “N.”
The Raiders have the Silver and Black. Midwest City has the Gold and Black. The gold “M” on the helmets, simple gold lettering and, during the playoffs, gold shoes are a strong combination.
Putnam City North
Panthers paw on the side of the helmet, Cardinal red and yellow give the Panthers a simple, traditional look.
Lawton's Michigan-style black wings on a red helmet are unique in that they aren't given to everyone. The wings must be earned.
Not many teams use purple and the Knights do it as well as anybody, with a shield on a purple helmet.
Sure, it's basically a St. Louis redux, but the white Ram horns on red helmets are a striking combination.
The Hornet logo on the side makes the helmet, but the black with orange face masks add plenty to the design as well.
The Bulldogs' whole uniform is superb, but its Alabama-style black helmets with white numbers on each side are a sharp topper.
Plenty of other uniforms from around the state also deserve mention:
Simple uniforms with the school's shield on a white helmet are a classy, traditional loo.
The Trojans easily could've been in the traditional category, best part is the “Trojans” name in lieu of names on the back of jersey.
The big, almost circle-shaped “M” with a Highlander on a yellow helmet is one of the best logos around.
Roughers wore blue Muskogee Manual throwbacks earlier this season vs. Westmoore.
All-red uniforms with blue helmets give the Saints a unique look.
The stark black-and-white look with the P/T shield on the helmets is sharp.
Putnam City West
Not many schools use Columbia blue and the Patriots use it well.
The Redskins have the iconic “U” logo but have tinkered with several additional jersey combinations this year.
The Tigers used the double-T until going back to a simple, plain white helmet with a single stripe a few years ago.
The Jaguars went to a matte black helmet this year and went to red numbers instead of white on their black jerseys.