Five-minute guide to high school football: Two top 10 6A showdowns in Week 3
In Class 6A, No. 2 Broken Arrow visits No. 1 Tulsa Union, and No. 7 Edmond North and No. 4 Edmond Santa Fe will meet.
Most intriguing matchup
Class 6A No. 2 Broken Arrow (1-1) at No. 1 Tulsa Union (1-1)
Why bother: It's the rematch of last season's Class 6A title game when Broken Arrow came within a play or two of breaking the long hold that Union and Jenks have had on the championship. Both teams figure to be even better this year, though tough nondistrict schedules have left both with a loss to out-of-state competition last week.
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The pick: Tulsa Union 28, Broken Arrow 24
Broken Arrow will once again be without dynamic junior Devon Thomas, who has offers from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State among others. Even with Thomas, though, this game would've been tight. Cameron Wrenn gives the Tigers a more-than-solid option at running back, and quarterback Coleman Key is among the candidates for top player in the state for the 2014 class. But the Redskins have Oklahoma commit Dalton Rodriguez on the defensive front. Quarterback Hunter Atyia, running back Chris Hall and wide receiver Kahlid Kornegay give Union a potent offense as well.
Other top attractions
Class 6A No. 7 Edmond North (2-0) at No. 4 Edmond Santa Fe (2-0)
Plot: It's Edlam, so it'd be big regardless of the stakes. But this one figures to be as big of a game as this series has seen. Last year, the teams entered their district matchup with one loss each. This time, they're undefeated as the game moves back to an early season matchup.
Starring: Edmond Santa Fe has become known for its offense, scoring 92 points in the first two games against Midwest City and Yukon. The Wolves are led on that side by junior quarterback Justice Hansen, who has around 500 yards passing so far and receiver Trevin Smith, who is above 200 yards receiving with two scores. Edmond North is known for its defense, which has allowed just seven points through two games. But the Huskies have scored more than Edmond Santa Fe through two games, helped by Ezel McIntee's 209 yards and five touchdowns rushing. Brock Byford and Andrew Dixon have two sacks each.