Enid News and Eagle
ENID, Okla. —
Elgin (3-2, 1-1) at Woodward (4-1, 2-0) — Woodward, ranked No. 9 in 4A, is 4-1 for the first time since 2001. The Boomers are coming off a 34-0 shutout of Weatherford, their first shutout since 2010. Elgin tries to bounce back from a 35-7 loss to No. 3 Clinton. Woodward has won the last two meetings, including a 37-35 squeaker last season.
John Marshall (3-2, 1-1) at Kingfisher (5-0, 2-0) — The Yellowjackets, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A, have shutout their last three opponents. The Kingfisher defense has forced 16 turnovers — 11 interceptions and five fumbles. The Bears look to come back from last week’s 42-17 loss to Heritage Hall. Kingfisher has won all five meetings since 2008, including back-to-back 66-0 and 63-0 wins. Landon Nault has scored 16 touchdowns for Kingfisher.
Pawnee (2-3, 0-2) at Alva (3-2, 1-1) — The visiting Black Bears face a near must-win situation against the Goldbugs, who rallied to beat Perry 34-21 last week for their first district win. Alva won last year’s game 55-3.
Perry (1-4, 0-2) at Hennessey (4-1, 1-0) — Hennessey kept its No. 5 ranking in 2A after surviving Chisholm 21-20. The Eagles have won 14 straight district contests. Perry tries to stay in the playoff chase after losses to Tonkawa, 7-6 and Alva, 34-21. The Maroons have dropped four straight since opening the season with a 21-6 win over Blackwell. Hennessey is a perfect 5-0 against Perry since 2006.
Mooreland (3-2, 0-2) at Beaver (1-4, 0-2) — Both teams are fighting for their playoff lives after both fell to OBA and Texhoma to open the district season. Beaver is trying to break a four-game losing streak after opening the season with a 19-0 win over Stanton County, Kan. Beaver leads the series 22-15 since 1976. Mooreland broke a four-game losing streak to the Dusters, 35-22 last season.
Fairview (2-3, 1-1) at Hooker (1-3, 1-1) — The visiting Yellowjackets, considered one of the preseason favorites in A-1, broke a threºe-game losing streak by shutting out Turpin 47-0 last week. The Yellowjackets, despite playing just one half, had season highs in rushing (291) and passing (177). They held the Cardinals to 98 yards in total offense. Hooker is coming off a 33-7 loss to Okeene. Fairview has won the last three meetings by a combined score of 144-58.
Okeene (4-1, 2-0) at Turpin (0-4, 0-2) — The Whippets are ranked No. 6 in Class A after the 33-7 win over Hooker. Cade Mitch ran for two scores as Okeene had 247 yards on the ground. The Whippets are riding a three-game winning streak. Okeene has allowed only two TDs over that period. Turpin, which drops to 8-man next season, has lost 22 straight games. Okeene has won five straight. They lead the series 8-2 since 1990.
Crescent (4-1, 2-0) at Minco (4-1, 2-0) — The District A-3 lead is up for grabs. Crescent’s lone loss was to OBA 18-2 in the second week of the season. The Bulldogs have won four straight since losing to Dibble, 28-20 on opening night. Crescent won last season, 42-21.
Canton (1-4, 0-4) at Ringwood (3-2, 2-2) — Ringwood’s offense scored 84 points for the second time this season in an 84-36 rout of Covington-Douglas last week. The Red Devils rolled up 776 yards in total offense with converted quarterback Eudaldo Gomez at the controls. Canton has lost four straight, including a 34-22 decision to Covington-Douglas on Sept. 27. The Tigers were shut out by Merritt last week. Canton leads the eight-man series 4-3, but Ringwood won 60-34 last season.
Merritt (5-0, 4-0) at Seiling (4-1, 3-1) — Merritt tries to keep pace with No. 1 Laverne and No. 2 Pond Creek-Hunter in the B-1 race. Merritt was held to its season-low offensive output in a 30-0 win over Canton last week. A win would set up back-to-back showdowns with Pond Creek-Hunter and Laverne. Seiling has won three straight, including an impressive 46-14 victory over Garber last week. A loss could dent the Wildcats’ playoff hopes. Merritt won last year 54-20, but Seiling won the two games before that.
Balko (5-0, 3-0) at Shattuck (4-1, 3-0) — Tradition is back in District C-1. Balko is No. 5 in Class C, outscoring opponents 256-48. Shattuck is riding a four-game winning streak. Balko broke an 11-game losing streak to the Indians last season 44-28. Shattuck leads the 8-man series 11-4.
Buffalo (0-5, 0-4) at Goodwell (0-5, 0-3) — Both teams might be welcome sights to each other. Buffalo has been outscored 252-78. The homestanding Eagles have been outscored 230-36. Buffalo is a perfect 15-0 against Goodwell in 8-man.
Waynoka (2-3, 2-2) at Sharon-Mutual (5-0, 2-0) — Sharon-Mutual is a half-game behind Balko and Shattuck in the C-1 race. The last four Trojan wins have come by 40 or more points. Sharon-Mutual is coming off a 50-0 shutout of Boise City, the third time this season the Trojans have scored 50 or more points in a game. Waynoka has already topped its one-win season from 2012. The Rails are coming off a 40-6 win over Goodwell. Waynoka leads the series 22-10, but the Trojans have won the last three meetings by scores of 68-22, 63-0 and 46-0.
Cherokee (4-0, 1-0) at Claremore Christian (2-3, 0-2) — Cherokee has not allowed a point this season and has put all of its opponents away by the 45-point mercy rule before the fourth quarter. Claremore Christian has scored only three touchdowns during a three-game losing streak. Tanner Bowman has scored eight touchdowns for Cherokee, which won last year’s game, 52-6.
Bartlesville Wesleyan (2-3, 0-3) at DCLA (2-3, 1-2) — DCLA needs a win to stay in the C-3 playoff chase. The Eagles are coming off back-to-back losses to Timberlake (40-20) and Bluejacket (36-6). DCLA used last week’s open date to heal up. Bartlesville Wesleyan has scored only 10 points in dropping its last three games to C-3 foes Kremlin-Hillsdale (50-0), Cherokee (48-0) and Bluejacket (56-10). The Mustangs won last year’s game 42-20 to avenge back-to-back losses to DCLA.
Boise City (2-3) at Timberlake (3-2) — Timberlake’s games are never dull. The Tigers have scored 40 or more points in their three wins. They have allowed 60 or more points in their two losses. Boise City was a last-minute replacement for Carney, which dropped football for this season after beating Timberlake 52-30 last season.