Blanchard's Class 3A title defense has gotten off to a strong start, and once again, running back Braden Stringer has been at the heart of the charge.
Stringer has had a pair of 200-yard games to start the season, going for 238 yards and three touchdowns in Friday's 48-6 win over Lindsay.
Top-ranked Blanchard closes the nondistrict schedule with a visit from nearby rival Newcastle on Friday.
HARRAH ENDS SKID
Harrah coach Phil Webb told his team it was time to get the monkey off their backs.
The Panthers did just that Friday, beating Piedmont 29-0 and ending a seven-game losing streak that dated back to last season.
Dak Stephens scored two touchdowns, kicked three extra points and had an interception. The defense, though, was huge, coming up with three goal-line stands for Harrah (1-1).
“We put our defense in a hole there a couple of times and they stood up and answered the call,” Webb said.
FOOTBALL RANKINGS TO BE RELEASED ON NEWSOK MONDAY
The Oklahoman staff's updated high school football rankings will appear in Tuesday's newspaper, but you can catch them early on NewsOK.com/Varsity throughout the day Monday.
Beginning with the release of the Class 6A poll at 9 a.m., the rankings will be posted class by class each hour, finishing with the 8-man classes at 3 p.m.
SHAWNEE INDUCTS TWO TO HALL OF FAME
Shawnee inducted both Randy James and the late Warren “Wahoo” Weller to its football hall of fame at halftime of Friday's game against Deer Creek.
James, who graduated in 1958, played halfback and defensive back from 1955-57.
Weller graduated in 1959 after moving to Shawnee from Binger in 1957. He starred in four sports — football, basketball, baseball and track. He was played football and ran track at Northeast Oklahoma A&M, where he was named a Junior College Gridwire All-American. He finished his playing career at Wichita State.