It's no secret that District 5A-2 is one of the most top-heavy districts in any class.
The district features No. 1-ranked Guthrie, No. 3 Deer Creek and No. 4 Bishop McGuinness. And there is a Carl Albert team that pushed each of those three but stands with a 2-5 record after playing a loaded schedule the first six weeks.
While Frederick leads all teams with 446 points, Deer Creek is No. 2 with 358 and McGuinness is No. 4 with 344. Guthrie is tied for No. 15 with 310 points scored. The three are also among the best defenses in 11-man football, with all ranking in the top 15 in fewest points allowed.
Deer Creek leads the way with 52, good for seventh; Guthrie is No. 9 (57); and McGuinness No. 13 (62).
Two of the teams above Deer Creek and Guthrie and three ahead of McGuinness, though, have played only six games.
Vian is tops in scoring defense, having allowed just 16 points.
MARSHALL IDEAL PLACE FOR EDMOND NORTH'S DIXON
Edmond North senior pitcher Jordan Dixon's two older sisters won a state fast-pitch softball title for the Huskies and went on to play for the University of Arkansas.
Dixon, however, is not following the same path to Fayetteville, Ark., like her sisters. Instead, she will be pitching collegiately for Marshall next season.
“That's just how it worked out,” Dixon said. “I fell in love with the campus. I fell in love with the coaches and I love it there.”
TRIO OF FORMER STATE CHAMPS WIN REGIONALS
Hennessey's Cheyenne Choate was one of three past state champions to win regional cross country titles Saturday in Enid, Lindsay and Henryetta.
In Class 3A girls, the regional winners were Choate, Alex Davis of Plainview and Regan Ward of Beggs.
The three winners are seniors and each has won a state cross country championship in the past.
JONES, OBA, PLAINVIEW WIN REGIONAL TITLES
Jones girls' squad had three runners finish in the top six to win the 3A team title at the Enid regional.
Mariah Millsap was second, Sheridan Blake was fourth and Teddi Homan finished sixth.
Chris Lowery of Chandler, the defending state champion, won the 3A boys' race in Enid, but Oklahoma Bible Academy had two runners in the top four to capture the team crown.
Blaine Whitson was second and Merritt Suenram was fourth for OBA. Tyler Stevens of Jones finished third. Plainview dominated both the girls and boys' 3A regional in Lindsay.
The 3A-2A state cross country meet is Saturday in Shawnee. Classes 4A, 5A and 6A are holding regionals Saturday.
NFHS RECOGNIZES MOUNT ST. MARY SOCCER COACH
Mount St. Mary boys soccer coach Francois Boda has been selected as the National Federation of State High School Associations Oklahoma Coach of the Year.
Boda, who also coaches the girls team at St. Mary, led the boys squad to the Class 4A state championship in the spring.
Boda will be a candidate for the regional and national NFHS Coach of the Year awards.