Anadarko seemed prime for a drop-off this season with Sheldon Wilson and the rest of last year's talented class gone and the Warriors moving up to Class 4A after winning the 3A title last season.
But Anadarko survived what looked to be its toughest regular-season challenge Friday night, beating Clinton 28-21.
Junior running back R.J. Sink ran for three touchdowns, including a 2-yard score with 3:16 left that proved to be the game-winner.
Sink now has 16 touchdowns.
Friday night heroes
Wetumka's Derrick Moore continued to put up huge numbers, rushing for 255 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries in a 52-12 win over No. 4 Dewar. Moore has more than 1,300 yards this season. Wetumka's Chase Williams also had a big game, with 159 yards on 17 carries, 63 yards receiving, an 84-yard punt return and a pair of interceptions. ... Wagoner's Lawrence Evitt had 201 yards and four touchdowns on just 10 carries and added two receptions and a touchdown in the 4A No. 1 Bulldogs' 48-7 win at Miami. ... Sophomore Cameron Gilbert powered unbeaten Summit Christian to a 58-51 win over Porter after trailing 36-22 in the second quarter. He threw for 527 yards on 31-of-48 passing with six touchdowns and had 12 tackles at linebacker.