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Newkirk (1-3, 3-5) at Chisholm (1-3, 4-4) — The Longhorns can set up a meeting with Tonkawa for a playoff spot with a win over the Tigers. Newkirk leads the series, 8-7.
Waukomis (0-7, 1-7) at Medford (0-7, 0-8) — Something has to give here with the visiting Chiefs having lost seven in a row and Medford eight in a row. WHS’ Tyler Terrel has scored 13 touchdowns, including a 95-yard kickoff return against Ringwood last week. Medford leads the series 22-10, including the last nine meetings.
Merritt (3-4, 4-4) at Covington-Douglas (4-3, 5-3) — Covington-Douglas, with a win over Merritt and a Garber win over Ringwood, would clinch a playoff berth. The Wildcats have been to the playoffs eight straight years. The Wildcats have scored 50 or more points their last five games. Gage Smith (22) and Quenten Thayer (13) have combined for 35 touchdowns.
Carney (3-3, 4-4) at Kremlin-Hillsdale (2-4, 2-6) — Carney is tied for fourth in District C-3 with a 3-3 record with Timberlake and Bluejacket. The Broncs are a game behind. Carney and Bluejacket play next week. If Carney wins out, it is in the playoffs. Kremlin-Hillsdale is trying to break a three-game losing streak.
Woodward (3-2, 4-4) at Elk City (0-5, 1-6) — Woodward can clinch a playoff spot if the Boomers can beat their long-time rivals. The Boomers had a season-high 334 yards rushing in a 38-28 win over Cache last week. Elk City has lost six straight after opening the season with a 34-13 win over Watonga. The Elks lead the series 17-15 since 1976. Woodward broke a 13-game losing streak to Elk City last season, 24-10.
Newcastle (2-2, 3-5) at Kingfisher (5-0, 8-0) — Kingfisher jumped up to No. 1 in Class 3A last week after beating Bethel 47-0. The Yellowjackets have shut out six of their eight opponents, including four straight shutouts. Kingfisher has allowed only one running and two passing touchdowns this season. They have not allowed a touchdown inside the 10-yard line. The visiting Racers had their most productive offensive production of the season in a 56-7 win over John Marshall last week. Kingfisher clinched the 3A-1 title last week with a 47-0 rout of Bethel. Newcastle leads the series 7-5 since 1992.
Dibble (4-4) at Alva (6-2) — Alva warms up for next week’s showdown with Hennessey by going out of the district. The Goldbugs saw a six-game winning streak end last week when tlost to 2A-1 rival Tonkawa, 14-13.
Hennessey (4-0, 6-2) at Tonkawa (3-1, 4-3) — Hennessey can set up a showdown with Alva for the district title by beating the Buccaneers. Eagles running back Levi Hill has rushed for 865 yards and 14 touchdowns while quarterback Dylan Hatchel has thrown for 699 yards and seven touchdowns. The Eagles, ranked No. 3 in 2A, are riding a five-game winning streak. They have four straight games of 40 or more points. Tonkawa could win the district by upsetting Hennessey and then beating Chisholm next week. Hennessey leads the series 7-3 since 1982.
Fairview (4-1, 7-1) at Beaver (0-5, 0-8) — Fairview was knocked out of the unbeaten ranks by Texhoma 55-14 last week. Beaver has scored 22 points three straight weeks. Fairview can clinch a home playoff berth with a win over the Dusters. Fairview won last year’s game, 35-6.
Turpin (0-5, 0-8) at Mooreland (2-3, 5-3) — Turpin just missed winning its first game last week before falling to OBA 7-0. Mooreland is looking to break a two-game losing streak. The Bearcats would be out of the playoff picture if Okeene beats Texhoma and Hooker beats OBA. If Okeene loses, the Bearcats would be playing the Whippets with a playoff berth on the line. Turpin leads the series 14-11 since 1985.
Okeene (4-1, 5-3) at Texhoma (5-0, 7-0) — Texhoma can clinch the district with a win over the Whippets. The Red Devils are ranked No. 4 in Class A. Okeene is riding a four-game winning streak. Okeene could clinch a playoff berth with a win and have a mathematical chance to win the district. The Whippets lead the series 3-2 since 1997.
Crescent (4-1, 7-1) at Watonga (3-1, 5-3) — Crescent was knocked out of the unbeaten ranks when No. 5 and unbeaten Cashion scored in the last minute last week to beat the Tigers, 36-29.The winner will finish second, the loser third in the district. Watonga leads the series 4-0 since 1970.
Canton (2-5, 3-5) at Pond Creek-Hunter (7-0, 8-0) — The Panthers, ranked No. 2 in Class B, clinched a home playoff berth last week with a 47-6 win over Seiling. Pond Creek-Hunter has been held under 40 points only once this season. Brady Krittenbrink has rushed for 1,448 yards and scored 23 touchdowns. Canton had its most productive offensive night of the season with a 60-20 win over Medford last week. Pond Creek-Hunter faces No. 1-ranked Laverne for the district title next week. The series is tied 8-8 since 1972.
Seiling (3-4, 3-5) at Laverne (7-0, 8-0) — No. 1-ranked Laverne clinched a home playoff berth last week with a 64-26 rout of Merritt. Laverne has been held under 50 points only once this season and that came in a 46-0 mercy rule win over Waukomis. Seiling has lost three of its last four games. Laverne has won the last three meetings and leads the series, 15-10 since 1970.
Shattuck (2-4, 2-5) at Boise City (1-5, 1-6) — Shattuck broke a four-game losing streak by beating Goodwell, 50-0 last week. Boise City has lost three straight. Shattuck leads the series 17-4 since 1974 and has won the last seven meetings.
Buffalo (4-3, 4-4) at Tyrone (4-2, 6-2) — The winner will finish at least fourth in District C-1 if the rest of the season turns out as expected. Buffalo leads the series 14-2.
Sharon-Mutual (5-1, 7-1) at Goodwell (0-6, 0-8) — Sharon-Mutual has won six straight. The Trojans leads the series 13-5 since 1980.
Bluejacket (3-3, 5-3) at Timberlake (3-3, 3-5) — Timberlake needs a win to keep its playoff hopes alive. If Bluejacket wins, it likely will play Carney for fourth place in the district next week. Timberlake has had a strange season. The Tigers have given up 50 or more points in their five losses, but have scored 48 or more points in their three wins.
Cherokee (6-0, 8-0) at Prue (1-5, 2-6) — Cherokee can clinch the District C-3 championship with a win over Prue, which has lost five straight. The Chiefs have scored 50 or more points in seven of their eight wins this season, including a 54-0 drubbing of Timberlake last week. Josh Argraves has scored 15 touchdowns for the No. 2-ranked Chiefs in Class C. Tanner Bowman has scored 14 and thrown for 11 more. Bowman has not thrown an interception int he last six games.
DCLA (5-3) at Waynoka (1-7) — DCLA clinched its fifth straight playoff spot with a 54-6 win over Claremore Christian last week. Lawson Thompson has rushed for 19 touchdowns and thrown for nine more. Claremore Christian had minus-36 yards rushing against the Eagles last week. It was the fourth time this season DCLA had held an opponent to under 75 yards rushing. Waynoka has been outscored 148-6 during a three-game losing streak. However, the Railroaders lead the series 5-1 since 2000, including a 35-6 victory in the two teams’ last meeting in 2007.
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