When: 7:30 p.m., Friday
Where: Holland Hall, 5666 E. 81st Street, Tulsa
2013 Records: Casady 6-4; Holland Hall 3-6
Last meeting: Casady 27, Holland Hall 21 — Trainor Crossno had a big game for the Cyclones, making two field goals and catching two touchdown passes in last season’s opener.
Players to watch: Casady — T’Quan Wallace, QB. Wallace may not be receiving the same amount of attention some of his teammates are on the recruiting circuit, but his play will be vital to the Cyclones’ success. In last week’s scrimmage, he showed some poise and maturity in the offense.
Holland Hall — Corey Taylor, RB. Taylor had a strong season for the Dutch last season, rushing for more than 1,000 yards and 11 TDs last season on just 153 carries. He did score twice against Casady last season.
Storylines: Casady — This is the most talented team the Cyclones have had in a long time, so how will the players respond to the hype? There are talented seniors like lineman Josh Wariboko-Alali, receiver Denver Johnson and safety Gary Woods II, but how the other players around them respond will be crucial to their success.
Holland Hall — Get quarterback Dakota Roush going. If the Dutch can show they can protect him and pass the ball, that will open things up for Taylor against a stacked Casady defense.
The pick: Casady 35, Holland Hall 21
Bonus: Watch this video of Woods talking about his family and their football history with Oklahoma. Woods is the son of Gary Woods, the older brother of former OSU stars Rashaun and Donovan.