There’s two playoff spots up for grabs in District 1 and the game to watch is Elk City at Clinton. The Red Tornadoes will get the 3-seed with a victory and the Elks would have to wait and see what happens in the Weatherford game. Speaking of the Eagles, who currently own the 4-seed on a tiebreaker, they face top-seed Anadarko this week.
Undefeated Tuttle has clinched the top spot but there’s a showdown in Ada for the 2-seed between the Cougars and Harrah Panthers. Last year Harrah edged Ada in a 42-34 thriller on the final week of the season. This time the Cougars are at home. Someone out of the trio of Bristow, McLoud and Tecumseh will get the 4-seed. It’s the Purple Pirates’ spot to lose and they can clinch it by winning at Tecumseh on Friday.
Like District 2, District 3 features a heavyweight bout between current 2-and 3-seeds Oologah and McLain. The Mustangs are on a roll having won five-straight while the Titans have lost two-of-three. Catoosa sits in fourth right now but the Indians get first-place Wagoner on Friday while Cascia Hall goes to Cleveland. A Commandos victory likely puts them in the playoffs if Catoosa can’t get the job done.
Poteau and Metro Christian are locks to make the playoffs and Sallisaw is right there too. The Pirates will look to clinch top honors with a win at Central while the Patriots and Black Diamonds duke it out in Sallisaw for the 2-seed. Broken Bow and Muldrow face each other with the winner getting in as the 4-seed and the loser done for the season.