When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: Wantland Stadium, Edmond
Players to watch: Edmond North — The Dixon triplets. Andrew and Joel Dixon are key elements of the Huskies’ three-man front, while Lance is a key linebacker. They will have their hands full with Memorial’s speedster Warren Wand.
Edmond Memorial — Warren Wand, RB. The 5-foot-7, 165-pound junior, was electric last season. He opened at quarterback last season, but will now primarily be the running back and focus of the offense.
Storylines: Edmond North — The Huskies have a new offense. Who will be the quarterback running it? New coach Scott Burger has been looking at senior Branden Moore and junior Stephen McClernon all preseason with both showing signs of being able to handle t he job.
Edmond Memorial — Can the Bulldogs generate any offense through the air? Wand is electric and will touch the ball more than anyone, but at least being able to throw the ball at times will make his life a little easier. Last week coach Justin Merideth was not ready to name a QB starter between Mick Mayerske and Luke Booker after neither outplayed the other. Both could play Friday in an effort to generate something.
The pick: Edmond North 17, Edmond Memorial 14