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.