ENID, Okla. — 8-man
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.