By Robert Przybylo
Bishop McGuinness (7-3) at Glenpool (8-2)
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Glenpool HS
McGuinness (W – Douglass; W – Kelley; L – Millwood; L – Clinton; W – Woodward; W – Elk City; L – Elgin; W – Piedmont; W – Cache; W – Guymon)
Why the Irish can win: Because they know what to expect with the Warriors. There won’t be anything fancy here. Welcome to the best game of the first round, and I think we’re all in for a treat. Irish are ready for the challenge.
Why the Warriors can win: The loss to Douglass showed they’re beatable, and it also showed they remain a force in 4A. Running back Alton Adkins is tremendous talent and this team isn’t afraid of the Irish mystique.
Key matchup: The lines. Let’s not kid ourselves. The teams will be lucky to throw for a combined 100 yards. This is going to be a power game to end all power games. It will be a miracle that nobody gets injured.
The pick: McGuinness 20, Glenpool 19. He’s done it all year, and he’ll do it one more time. McGuinness running back LaRone Richardson will come up with the big play to seal the deal late in the fourth quarter.
Boneman’s Irish prediction record: 8-2.