By Robert Przybylo
Heritage Hall (8-0) at Bethany (7-1)
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: McFarland Park Stadium, SNU (NW 50th and Council)
Heritage (W – Casady; W – Clinton; W – Davis; W – Centennial; W- Tulsa NOAH; W – Newcastle; W – John Marshall; W – SeeWorth)
Why the Chargers can win: Because a lot has been said about the phenomenal skilled kids, but the lines on both sides have been just as dominant. There is a reason the holes are there. And if the offensive studs are not at full go (esp. Barry J. Sanders), the line will have to make up the difference.
Why the Bronchos can win: Because this team has been waiting for this moment. It answered a lot of questions with the win against Kingfisher. Defense gives up less than 15 points per contest and there are a lot of playmakers on this team.
Key matchup: Heritage QBs vs. Bethany defense. Going with that road mentality. How will Cooper Cloud and Sterling Shepard fare on the road? Seriously, something to be said for not having gone on the road since Week 4. Not only that, but the last road challenge was Week 3 at Davis. Gonna have to show that composure that this year’s team has been known for.
The pick: Heritage Hall 31, Bethany 17. Biggest challenge of the year, but I think the Chargers gut out a tough win away from Pop Murray Field.
Boneman’s Heritage prediction record: 8-0.