Week 1 of the high school football season is over, and it was a fair week.
By fair, I mean it made you feel like you just walked off a ride at the fair — say, the Tilt-a-Whirl. It was exhausting and exhilarating, leaving you dizzy and maybe a little nauseous.
Five of the top eight teams in The Oklahoman's preseason Class 6A poll lost, and Jenks wasn't one of them, having knocked off Texas powerhouse Euless Trinity 27-23 on Saturday.
Midwest City and Edmond Santa Fe combined for 89 fewer points than they did when they met a year ago. Craziness was the general theme of the week across the state.
So let's address some of the big questions that arose after Week 1:
Q: Is the Midwest City defense really that good?
A: The short answer is: Yes. The Bombers deserve a lot of credit for the 3-0 win at Edmond Santa Fe last Thursday.
The long answer involves all the details about Santa Fe being without star quarterback Justice Hansen, as well as his backup, forcing them to resort to an offense that more resembled a permanent Wildcat scheme with starting running back Cameron Westbrook taking snaps.
But here's the thing. Hansen or not, Edmond Santa Fe has a ton of athletic skill players and a solid offensive line. Keeping those guys off the scoreboard entirely is an impressive feat.
Midwest City junior defensive back Will Sunderland, who received a scholarship offer from Oklahoma on Saturday, showed that he's a blossoming star, and the Bombers are solid at all three levels of the defense.
That side of the ball is going to lead Midwest City's resurgence from last year's 3-win season.
Of course, all of Week 1's progress could be lost if the Bombers don't follow it up. With Stillwater, Del City and Norman North ahead on the schedule, they'll get plenty of chances to prove their talent.
Q: Are Del City and Shawnee legitimate Class 5A title contenders?
A: Two teams that were just outside The Oklahoman's top 10 to begin the year jumped out with impressive wins in the opening week — Del City defeating last year's 5A runner-up, Tulsa East Central, 52-27, and Shawnee knocking off No. 3 McGuinness 14-7.
Del City has plenty of talent at the skill positions, but there were some questions about the quarterback and offensive line positions. Quarterbacks Will Trotter and Terry Wilson combined for six touchdowns in the rout, and the run game produced 243 yards. Solid start in the areas of question.
Shawnee quarterback John Jacobs might be a little under the radar, but he's a gifted dual-threat player, and the Wolves' defense really flexed some muscle against a stout Irish offense.
Don't expect Del City or Shawnee to fade away anytime soon.
Q: How good is Jenks?
The defense could rival the best coach Allan Trimble has produced, and the offense appears to be full of lesser-known future stars such as sophomore quarterback Cooper Nunley, whose two late TD passes were the difference Saturday.
But more importantly, in beating a nationally ranked program like Euless Trinity, the Trojans showed that Oklahoma's best programs can go compete with — and beat — those from Texas. Maybe not all the time, but it's not a one-sided competition, either.