Five-minute guide to high school football: Cascia Hall, Sallisaw to meet in big 4A showdown
Cascia Hall has won 47 consecutive district games. This season, the Commandos are stepping up a level into Class 4A.
Most intriguing matchup
Class 4A No. 3 Cascia Hall (4-0) at No. 4 Sallisaw (3-1)
Why bother: Cascia Hall has won 47 consecutive district games. This season, the Commandos are stepping up a level into Class 4A. Cascia Hall's defense has been the reason for its hot start, with a pair of shutouts already. Sallisaw has scored 31 or more points in its past three games. The Black Diamonds' only loss came to Arkansas power Greenwood to start the season.
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The pick: Cascia Hall 27, Sallisaw 21
Sallisaw quarterback Ben Oberste, who has committed to Tulsa, has rushed for nearly 400 yards and thrown for nearly 500 without an interception. But Cascia Hall's defense figures to be too much, and with Abrm McQuarters having run for nearly 600 yards, the Commandos are going to score enough on Sallisaw to keep the district streak alive.
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Class 6A No. 7 Edmond Santa Fe (3-1) at Mustang (3-1)
Plot: This one had a bit of the shine removed with Mustang's loss last week to Norman. A Mustang win puts the Broncos right back into the playoff chase; a loss diminishes their chances in a district that features Lawton and Southmoore. Edmond Santa Fe bounced back nicely from its loss to Edmond North with a district-opening win over Southmoore last week.
Starring: Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Justice Hansen accounted for seven touchdowns last week. But with each passing week, Trevan Smith looks more and more like a Division I school should take a chance on him despite his small stature. Smith, the younger brother of former Santa Fe and OU star Reggie Smith, has nearly 500 yards receiving. Mustang quarterback Frankie Edwards has nine touchdowns and no interceptions. He is less than 20 yards from topping the 1,000 mark.
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