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High school hot read: Previewing Week 3's biggest playoff matchups

The Best of the West meets the Beast of the East in Class 6A when Westmoore and Jenks play Friday. Here's a look at some of the biggest story lines in Week 3 of the high school football playoffs.
by Scott Wright Published: November 28, 2013

Here's a look at some of the biggest story lines in Week 3 of the high school football playoffs.

Main Attraction

Class 6A No. 1 Jenks (12-0) vs. No. 5 Westmoore (10-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Yukon

The plot: The Best of the West vs. the Beast of the East. Westmoore is clearly the best team on the west side of the state, but the Jaguars already dropped one to Jenks, a 24-0 home loss in the rain last month.

If you're looking for some intriguing individual matchups, keep an eye on Westmoore's big wide receivers, led by Dahu Green and Deshawn Lookout, against the Jenks secondary, which includes a pair of 6-foot-2 safeties — the state's top recruit, Steven Parker, and OSU commitment Dylan Harding.

The pick: Jenks 24, Westmoore 17. The dry weather will allow Westmoore to open up the passing game more, but Jenks isn't going to be denied on its way to another state title.

Saturday Showdown, Part 1

Class 4A No. 1 Anadarko (12-0) vs. No. 2 Wagoner (12-0), 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Stillwater HS

The plot: One of only four games this week pairing two unbeaten teams, and the only 1-vs.-2 matchup in the state. But there's more to it than that. Anadarko is looking for its third consecutive state finals appearance, and Wagoner is looking for its third in the last four years. Each team won a state title in 2011, Wagoner in 4A, Anadarko in 3A.

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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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