The Class 6A quarterfinal football games hosted by Edmond Santa Fe and Norman North will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday.
The schools received permission from the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association to move up kickoff times to keep in line with their start times throughout the year.
Edmond Santa Fe will host Tulsa Union at Central Oklahoma's Wantland Stadium, while Broken Arrow will visit Norman North at Harve Collins Field.
The Class 6A teams in the Oklahoma City area have chosen to kick off all home games at 7 p.m. over the last two seasons, and teams in the Oklahoma City Public Schools system have recently adopted the idea, which is becoming more popular.
EVANS TALKS TO OU'S KISH ONCE A WEEK
Norman North senior linebacker Jordan Evans took the weekend off.
In Friday's 21-6, first-round playoff win over Southmoore, Evans scored two touchdowns, which came on an 11-yard run and an 84-yard kickoff return.
Evans, who has seven scholarship offers from Division I football programs — Air Force, Arkansas State, Colorado State, Memphis, Navy, New Mexico and Ohio — didn't take any visits Saturday.
“I'm gonna catch up on some homework and get some rest,” Evans said.
Evans (6-foot-3, 205 pounds) said he talks to Oklahoma linebackers coach Tim Kish about once a week.
“It seems like they do have true interest, and they're steadily watching me throughout the season,” Evans said of the Sooners.
LOCAL QBS HIGHLIGHT RIVALS 250
A pair of junior quarterbacks from the Oklahoma City area were named to the Rivals 250 watch list for the 2014 class Monday.
Edmond Santa Fe's Justice Hansen and Jones' David Cornwell were two of six Oklahomans on the list.
Hansen (6-foot-3, 200 pounds) has thrown for 2,713 yards and 34 touchdowns and ran for 723 yards and 13 scores heading into Friday's second-round playoff game against Tulsa Union.
Cornwell (6-5, 215) has thrown for 2,236 yards and 26 touchdowns. The Longhorns will host Heritage Hall on Friday.
Other state players who made the list include Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark, Jenks defensive back Steven Parker, and Broken Arrow linebacker Gyasi Akem and running back Devon Thomas.
PASSING SHOWDOWN SET IN 2A
The ball will be in the air a lot Friday when Lindsay visits Oklahoma Christian for a Class 2A quarterfinal.
Lindsay (8-3) comes in with one of the top passers in the class, sophomore Jake Standridge, who could surpass the 2,000-yard mark Friday night.
But Austin Brooks has reached that plateau already. The OCS senior has thrown for 2,449 yards with 39 touchdowns and just seven interceptions, completing 137 of 203 (67.5 percent) pass attempts.