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Oklahoma high school football: A week-by-week look at the top games of the season

The Oklahoman staff combed through every schedule for the season and chose the most impactful games each week for fans to see. Here is that list.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid Published: August 31, 2014
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photo -    Week 10 -- No. 4 Guthrie at No. 10 Deer Creek 
 
 Depending how the season plays out, anything could be on the line in this game, from a district title to a No. 4 playoff seed. Guthrie’s talented veteran offense meets Deer Creek’s blossoming defense. 

   Photo:  Guthrie's Blaze Hastings, left, and L'Liott Curry celebrate a fumble recovery in an Oct. 18, 2012 game against Deer Creek. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

  • Week 10 -- No. 4 Guthrie at No. 10 Deer Creek

    Depending how the season plays out, anything could be on the line in this game, from a district title to a No. 4 playoff seed. Guthrie’s talented veteran offense meets Deer Creek’s blossoming defense.

  • Photo: Guthrie's Blaze Hastings, left, and L'Liott Curry celebrate a fumble recovery in an Oct. 18, 2012 game against Deer Creek. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
  • After three weeks of practices and scrimmages, official high school football games are upon us.

    With an impressive schedule to start the season this week that includes several rivalry games Thursday and Friday along with some intriguing games on Saturday, the season should have a strong opening weekend.

    But the season’s top games don’t stop there.

    The Oklahoman staff combed through every schedule for the season and chose the most impactful games each week for fans to see. Here is that list.

    Week 1

    Top game: No. 3 Tulsa Washington at No. 1 Midwest City

    The two teams will meet in Week 1, and could very well meet again in Week 14 with the first-ever Class 6A-II gold ball on the line. As for this week, Tulsa Washington’s athletically gifted offense will get a stout test against the Bombers lauded — and loaded — defense.

    Honorable mention: No. 1 Davis vs. No. 2 Vian at Choctaw (2A); No. 2 Lawton MacArthur (5A) at No. 3 Clinton (4A), No. 2 Tulsa Union (6A-I) vs. Southlake (Texas) Carroll at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

    Week 2

    Top game: No. 1 Jenks vs. No. 2 Tulsa Union

    A rematch of last season’s final Class 6A championship game, this could be a preview of the Class 6A-I title game in December. Lots of crazy things happen — like Dylan Harding’s 77-yard TD reception with 25 seconds remaining last season to propel Jenks. This matchup will be intriguing with both teams replacing several star players.

    Honorable mention: No. 1 Midwest City (6A-II) at No. 5 Carl Albert (5A); No. 4 Millwood (2A) at No. 2 Douglass (3A); No. 2 Lawton MacArthur (5A) at No. 2 Lawton (6A-II).

    Week 3

    Top game: No. 3 Norman North at No. 4 Westmoore

    The Timberwolves and Jaguars enter the season as the most likely OKC-area 6A-I title contenders. This matchup features a ton of offensive talent on the field highlighted by Oklahoma State quarterback commitment John Kolar for Norman North and Louisville receiver commitment Dahu Green for Westmoore.

    Honorable mention: No. 5 Broken Arrow (6A-I) at No. 2 Tulsa Union (6A-I); No. 6 Del City (5A) at No. 1 Midwest City (6A-II); No. 7 Heritage Hall (3A) at No. 1 Davis (2A)

    Week 4

    Top game: No. 10 OCS at No. 4 Millwood

    Though it’s the opening week of district play, the impact of this game could be felt the rest of the season. The winner gets an early leg up on the District 2A-2 race, with Christian Heritage still lurking, waiting for its shot.

    Honorable mention: No. 6 Edmond Memorial vs. No. 7 Edmond Santa Fe (6A-I); No. 12 Ardmore at No. 6 Del City (5A); No. 10 Owasso at No. 3 Norman North (6A-I)

    Week 5

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    by Scott Wright
    Reporter
    A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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    by Jacob Unruh
    Reporter
    Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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    by Trent Shadid
    Copy Editor
    Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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