Enid News and Eagle
ENID, Okla. —
Southwestern Oklahoma State’s Milam Stadium in Weatherford will be the center of the eight-man football universe this weekend.
Laverne (13-0) and Pond Creek-Hunter (12-1) will meet for the Class B state championship for the second-straight year at SWOSU at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Laverne dispatched Rejoice Christian 30-20 for the second straight year in the semifinals, while the Panthers eliminated Alex 58-26. The Tigers won last year’s championship game 50-19. The Panthers are 24-0 against the rest of the Class B teams over the past two years, but are 0-3 against Laverne, which is riding a 27-game winning streak.
Pond Creek-Hunter is in the state finals for the fourth time in the last 13 years. Laverne is in the finals for the third time in the last six years.
Cherokee (11-0) and Tipton (12-0) will meet for the Class C championship at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Chiefs eliminated Shattuck 42-6 Saturday, while the Tigers ousted Sharon-Mutual for the third-straight year in the semifinals, 42-40 in double overtime. Tipton and Cherokee finished the regular season ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in Class C.
Kingfisher (13-0) faces Seminole (13-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Choctaw in the Class 3A semifinals.
The Yellowjackets eliminated Beggs 46-8 last week, while the Chieftains outlasted Hilldale 43-28. It’s a rematch of last year’s semifinal won by Kingfisher 31-26. Kingfisher beat Seminole 40-6 in the 2006 playoffs.
The Yellowjackets are in the semifinals for the 10th time in the last 12 years and are looking to reach the championship game for the sixth time.
Blanchard (13-0) faces No. 5 Plainview (13-0) in the other 3A semifinal at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Moore.
Blanchard beat Kingfisher 28-21 in last year’s title game.
Jenks and Union meet for the Class 6A championship at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Oklahoma State University’s Boone Pickens Stadium.