By Buck Ringgold | Photo by Austin Litterell/Chickasha Express-Star
Here’s how the SBLive Oklahoma Top 25 high school football teams fared this week.
1. Bixby (12-0) was idle
The Spartans go for their fourth straight 6AII title, as well as setting a state 11-man record with their 49th consecutive win, as they face Edmond Deer Creek on Dec. 2.
2. Jenks (11-1) was idle
Jenks will take on “Backyard Bowl” rival Tulsa Union on Dec. 4 in Edmond for the 6AI title.
3. Tulsa Union (11-1) was idle
Union gets a chance to avenge its only defeat, to Jenks, when the two archrivals square off on Dec. 4 for the 6AI championship.
4. Tuttle (13-0) beat Poteau 28-21
Tuttle got three touchdown passes from Mason Dennis, as well as a 205-yard rushing performance from Canon West, to advance to next week’s 4A title game against Clinton.
5. McAlester (13-0) beat Lawton MacArthur 42-13
Junior tailback Erik McCarty rushed for 203 yards on 20 carries and four TDs as the Buffaloes will play for the gold ball in 5A next week.
6. Lincoln Christian (13-0) beat Heritage Hall 27-20
Quarterback Max Brown took a keeper into the end zone with 12 seconds left to lift the Bulldogs into the 3A title game.
7. Collinsville (13-0) beat Midwest City Carl Albert 27-20
There will be a new 5A state champion, as the Cardinals scored the go-ahead TD with 1:58 left on Brayden Gilkey’s 4-yard run, ending the Titans’ run of five straight titles.
8. Heritage Hall (12-1) lost to Lincoln Christian 27-20
The Chargers were defeated by Lincoln Christian for the third straight season in the semifinals.
9. Holland Hall (12-1) beat Verdigris 35-6
Quarterback Ethan Roush threw for three first-half TDs, added a 70-yard TD run in the fourth quarter and also intercepted a pass as the Dutch avenged a regular-season loss to Verdigris to win Friday’s 3A semifinal.
10. Washington (13-0) beat Rejoice Christian 54-28
The Warriors took care of business on the road in their 2A quarterfinal and will now take on Beggs in next week’s 2A semifinals.
11. Edmond Deer Creek (10-2) was idle
The Antlers will try to be the team to derail Bixby’s run at history in the 6AII title game on Thursday night.
12. Lawton MacArthur (11-2) lost to McAlester 42-13
The Highlanders’ season came to an end in the 5A semifinals on Friday night.
13. Stillwater (9-3) season ends
The Pioneers were defeated by Bixby in last week’s 6AII semifinals.
14. Broken Arrow (8-4) season ends
The Tigers were defeated by Tulsa Union in last week’s 6AI semifinals.
15. Choctaw (8-3) season ends
The Yellowjackets were defeated two weeks ago by Edmond Deer Creek in the opening round of the 6AII playoffs.
16. Tulsa Booker T. Washington (8-3) season ends
The Hornets’ season ended two weeks ago with a loss to Stillwater in the first round of the 6AII playoffs.
17. Oklahoma Christian School (12-1) lost to Eufaula 31-14
OCS had no answer to Eufaula standout Khelil Deere, who had three touchdown receptions and picked off four passes on defense as the Ironheads won in the 2A quarterfinals.
18. Owasso (8-3) season ends
The Rams’ season ended with a loss to Broken Arrow in the first round of the 6AI playoffs two weeks ago.
19. Poteau (11-2) lost to Tuttle 28-21
Despite the Pirates’ loss in the 4A semifinals, sophomore Dax Collins was a bright spot, rushing for 153 yards and TD runs covering 73 and 75 yards.
20. Verdigris (11-2) lost to Holland Hall 35-6
The Cardinals were unable to beat the Dutch for the second time this season, as Holland Hall got revenge for Verdigris breaking the 20-game win streak by the Dutch in the regular season.
21. Del City (9-2) season ends
The Eagles’ season concluded two weeks ago with a loss to Sand Springs in the first round of the 6AII playoffs.
22. Midwest City Carl Albert (10-3) lost to Collinsville 27-20
Carl Albert’s 22-game playoff winning streak came to an end with a loss in Friday’s 5A semifinals.
23. Coweta (10-2) season ends
The Tigers’ season ended last week with a loss to Midwest City Carl Albert in the 5A quarterfinals.
24. Cashion (12-1) beat Woodland 41-22
Cashion is two wins away from a repeat Class A state championship, as the Wildcats took care of business on the road in their quarterfinal win.
25. Beggs (11-2) beat Crossings Christian 48-12
The Demons built a 28-0 halftime lead as they cruised into the 2A semifinals with the decisive quarterfinal win at home.