Anadarko senior running back R.J. Sink was last seen wearing a sling during last week's 18-15 win against Woodward.
Warriors coach Kent Jackson said it was just a stinger, and Sink will play Friday in a huge district game at Piedmont.
Sink rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns last week, bringing his season totals to 1,174 yards and 21 touchdowns.
No. 1 Anadarko would seal a second straight District 4A-1 title with a win Friday and one win in the final two games against either Weatherford or Elgin.
But Jackson is making sure his team does not overlook the Wildcats, who upset then-No. 4 Clinton last week, 45-19.
“Piedmont can beat us, too,” Jackson said. “I've told the team that and they know it. They're good enough to beat us.”
WAYNE'S JOHNSON RETURNING TO FORM
Hopes were high in Wayne entering the season, but a Week 1 injury to running back Louden Johnson deflated the Bulldogs' excitement early.
Johnson rushed for more than 1,500 yards and 22 touchdowns a year ago, but in four games without him, Wayne managed only six total points.
Johnson returned from a torn plantar fascia in Week 6, but Wayne lost to Stratford, which likely crippled its playoff hopes. Johnson rushed for four touchdowns in last week's 44-19 win over Crossings Christian in a nondistrict game to improve to 2-5.
Of course, Johnson wasn't the only significant injury the Bulldogs faced during their five-game losing streak.
Two starting defensive ends, who also played tight end, were lost, and a starting linebacker will be out this week.
“We haven't had a game yet where we had all our starters,” coach Brandon Sharp said. “We've lost three tight ends, and in Class A, you don't have three tight ends to lose.
“It's been one of those years where the injury bug got us. Not making excuses, because we would've had a tough time beating a few of those teams fully loaded, but it would've been a lot more competitive.”
With Wewoka and Wynnewood next in line on the schedule, it doesn't get any easier. But Sharp is hopeful that the added experience for his younger players will help out in the future.
“It's been frustrating, but we have a bunch of freshmen getting a bunch of playing time because of these injuries,” he said. “That's one key thing, because those guys are getting reps.”
APACHE'S MCDANIEL WINS NO. 100
Apache football coach Larry McDaniel earned his 100th career win with last week's 53-12 rout of Snyder, and the total is expected to increase this week.
The Warriors play host to Anadarko's junior-varsity team on Thursday, looking to improve to 7-1 on the season.
Apache, which fell out of this week's Class A rankings, is still in a position to win the district title, but it'll take an upset of No. 2 Hollis next week on the road.
UCO HOSTING HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE
Central Oklahoma coach Dax Leone will host a high school baseball showcase camp Saturday at UCO's Wendell Simmons Field.
The camp is open to players in grades 9-12 and costs $100 per player. A team or group of five players or more will receive a 20 percent discount per player.
The camp will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a prostyle workout in the morning and a scrimmage in the afternoon.
Various junior-college and NAIA coaches will be in attendance at the showcase. Those interested in attending, or seeking further information, can contact Cody Painter at email@example.com or (405) 416-3176.