High school football: Football playoff games postponed until next week

With a winter storm expected to hit the state Thursday and Friday, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association didn't want to risk anything.
by Jacob Unruh Published: December 4, 2013
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With a winter storm expected to hit the state Thursday and Friday, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association didn't want to risk anything this week.

The organization postponed all playoff football games scheduled this weekend to next weekend, extending the season one more week while hoping to keep participants safe.

“They had to make a decision, and I think probably in the long run it was the right decision to make for everybody,” Guthrie coach Rafe Watkins said. “You've got to take the safety into consideration first and foremost.”

There were 11 games scheduled this weekend, with five of them being championships. All semifinals in Class 3A-A will remain at the same neutral locations, but they will be played next Friday.

The championships, three of which were slated for Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, are moving around, though.

The Class 6A game between Jenks and Tulsa Union is now next Thursday at the University of Tulsa's Chapman Stadium.

The Class 5A and 4A championships will remain at OSU, but are being moved to next Saturday.

All three championships will be televised live on Fox Sports Oklahoma.

It is still unclear whether or not Boone Pickens Stadium will host the Class 3A-A championships the following week as previously planned. However, OSU seems interested in keeping the games.

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by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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