The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 16, 2013

PC-Hunter at Merritt leads county roundup


Enid News and Eagle

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Woodward (5-1, 3-0) at Anadarko (6-0, 3-0) —  District 4A-1 lead is on the line in this battle of No. 1 (Anadarko) vs. No. 8 Woodward) in 4A. The visiting Boomers are 5-1 for the first time since 2001. Anadarko thrashed then-No. 3 Clinton 35-7 last week. That was the first time the Warriors have been held under 50 points this season. The Boomers have won four straight since a 35-34 loss to Garden City, Kan., on Sept. 13. Woodward has won two of the last three meetings, but Anadarko won last season 35-0

Centennial (4-2, 1-1) at Kingfisher 6-0, 3-0) — The homestanding Yellowjackets, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A, are riding a 16-game regular season winning streak. Kingfisher had a string of three straight shutouts broken by Oklahoma City John Marshall last week, but the Yellowjackets still came away with a 54-16 win.  Centennial has won three of its last four games, including a 38-30 three OT thriller over Little Axe last week. Kingfisher has won the three meetings in the series by a combined score of 125-19.

Newkirk (3-3, 1-1) at Alva (4-2, 2-1) —  The winner will be in a strong position for a playoff berth. Alva has won two straight, including a 44-20 win over Pawnee last week. Newkirk suffered a tough 28-26 loss to Tonkawa last week. Alva leads the series 9-2, including a 42-3 rout last season.

Hennessey (5-1, 2-0) at Pawnee (2-4, 0-3) — The Eagles, ranked No. 5 in 2A, are 3-0 under new starting quarterback Tony Mendoza, who has thrown for four touchdowns. The Eagles showed their balance in last week’s 40-7 win over Perry with 183 yards rushing and a season-high 206 yards passing. The Black Bears have dropped three straight since opening the season 2-4. Hennessey has won 15 straight district games.

Mooreland (4-2, 1-2) at Fairview (3-3, 2-1) — An almost must-win for the visiting Bearcats, who are coming off a 28-22 win over Beaver. Fairview has won two of three after opening the season 1-2. The Yellowjackets, who scored only 54 points in their first four games, have scored 85 the last two. Fairview leads the series since 1976, 5-4. The Yellowjackets have won five of the last six meetings, including 49-6 last season.

Watonga (4-2, 2-1) at Cashion (4-2, 1-1) — The winner stays in contention for a home playoff berth. Both teams’ one district loss has come to Minco, which beat Cashion 41-12 and Watonga 21-0. Cashion has won two straight and four of its last five. Watonga also has won four of its last five. Cashion leads the series 4-1, including a 48-22 victory last season.

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Pond Creek-Hunter (6-0, 5-0) at Merritt (6-0, 5-0) —  A classic showdown for a share of the District B-1 lead. Both teams have a terrific running tandem in Pierson Waugh and Cody Prewitt for the homestanding Oilers and Trent Grimes and Harley Comeau for the Panthers. Pond Creek-Hunter has not allowed a  rushing touchdown this season and has shut out six straight opponents. Merritt is averaging 45.3 points per game and has been held under 40 points only once this season. Pond Creek-Hunter is averaging 44 points per game. That might have been higher if not for the 45-point mercy rule. Pond Creek-Hunter has back-to-back mercy rule wins over Waukomis (50-0) and Garber (46-0) in games that were stopped at halftime. Pond Creek-Hunter leads the series 5-0, including a 52-24 win last season.

Seiling (3-3, 3-2) at Canton (1-5, 0-5) — The visiting Wildcats had a three-game winning streak snapped by Merritt 44-28 last week, despite 354 yards in total offense However, Seiling gave up 400 yards rushing and 21 passing. Canton quarterback M.J. White Eagle has directed an offense that is averaging 21.7 points per game. However, the Tigers have allowed 244 points in six games. Canton has dropped five straight since opening the season with a 52-28 win over Geary. Seiling leads the series 28-9 since 1970 and has won the last 22 meetings, beginning with a 42-6 win in 1984.

Ringwood (4-2, 3-2) at Medford (0-6, 0-5) — Ringwood has scored 84 points twice this season  and rushed for 1,007 yards in its last two games. Medford’s defense has allowed an average of 57.7 points per game this season. Medford leads the series 9-3 since 1990, but the Red Devils won last year’s game 47-24.

DCLA (2-3, 2-2) at Cherokee (5-0, 3-0) — C;ass C No. 2 ranked Cherokee has not allowed a point this season. The Chiefs have won 17 straight regular season games and 13 straight district games. DCLA is coming off a 22-12 win over Bartlesville Wesleyan, which broke a two-game losing streak. DCLA leads the series 9-2, but Cherokee won last year 36-8.

Sharon-Mutual  (6-0, 3-0) at Buffalo (1-5, 1-4) —  Sharon-Mutual is ranked No. 3 in Class C. The Trojans’ closest game was a 46-20 triumph over Seiling in the season opener. The Trojans were “held’’ to a season-low 43 points (43-16 win) against Waynoka last week. Buffalo is coming off its first win of the season — 78-28 over Goodwell. That matched the number of points the Bison scored in their first five games. Sharon-Mutual leads the series 15-11 and has won the last four meetings, including a 52-6 decision last season.