By Jason Kersey and Robert Przybylo
1st round: Hennessey over Bethel; Bridge Creek over Valliant; Eufaula over Prague; Keys (Park Hill) over Pawhuska; Davis over Hobart; Jones over Perkins; Cascia Hall over Colcord; Morris over Stigler; Henryetta over Spiro; Wyandotte over Verdigris; Heritage Hall over Fairview; Lexington over Tishomingo; Seq. Tahlequah over Nowata; Chandler over Vian; Bethany over Coalgate; Oklahoma Christian over Alva.
Second round: Bridge Creek over Hennessey; Eufaula over Keys (Park Hill); Davis over Jones; Cascia Hall over Morris; Henryetta over Wyandotte; Heritage Hall over Lexington; Seq. Tahlequah over Vian; Bethany over Oklahoma Christian.
Quarterfinals: Bridge Creek over Eufaula; Cascia Hall over Davis; Heritage Hall over Henryetta; Bethany over Seq. Tahlequah.
Semifinals: Cascia Hall over Bridge Creek; Bethany over Heritage Hall.
Final: Bethany 27, Cascia Hall 20
Comments: It’s an East-West state championship game, and I think Bethany comes out on top. Cascia Hall has been ranked number one for much of the year, but I think they fall to Bethany. … Bridge Creek to the semis may seem like a stretch, but I’m really high on the Bobcats this year. Seniors Michael Aska, Craig Hill and Zane Mellinger have been solid all year and I think they will go further than most think.
First round: Hennessey over Bethel, Bridge Creek over Valliant, Eufaula over Prague, Keys over Pawhuska, Henryetta over Spiro, Verdigris over Wyandotte, Heritage Hall over Fairview, Lexington over Tishomingo, Davis over Hobart, Perkins over Jones, Cascia Hall over Morris, Seq.-Tahl over Nowata, Chandler over Vian, Bethany over Coalgate, Alva over OCS.
Second round: Hennessey over Bridge Creek, Eufaula over Keys, Henryetta over Verdigris, Heritage Hall over Lexington, Davis over Perkins, Cascia Hall over Morris, Chandler over Seq.-Tahl., Bethany over Alva.
Third round: Hennessey over Eufaula, Heritage Hall over Henryetta, Cascia Hall over Davis, Bethany over Chandler.
Semifinals: Hennessey over Cascia Hall, Heritage Hall over Bethany.
Finals: Heritage Hall 31, Hennessey 13.
Comments: I suppose I’m riding Hennessey far too long. But after talking with the key members of the Eagles for a story in Friday’s Oklahoman, I sense something special…Reading Ryan’s blog, can you believe Lexington was ranked 56th in 2A?…Heritage Hall should be dabbed “ender of dream” as the Chargers will derail Henryetta’s and Hennessey’s magical years…In the end, the winner of Heritage Hall-Bethany takes the crown. Today I say the Chargers.