Alva (0-0, 3-0) at Chisholm (0-0, 0-3) -- District 2A-1 opener for both teams. The Longhorns have lost eight straight games over the last two years. Alva's Zac Theademan has scored seven touchdowns. Chisholm's Dylan Smith has scored four touchdowns. Alva has won the last three meetings, but Chisholm leads the series 16-13.
Cherokee (0-2,1-2) at Pioneer (2-0, 3-0) - Pioneer is ranked No. 1 in Class B. Cherokee has lost two straight since opening the season with a win over Medford. Pioneer has allowed only two touchdowns this year. The Mustangs have won the last seven meetings and 15 of the last 16. Pioneer leads the series 21-11.
OBA (2-1) at Kremlin-Hillsdale (0-3) -- The homestanding Broncs try to break a 13-game losing streak over two seasons. Kremlin-Hillsdale scored its first touchdown of the season last week in a 22-6 loss to Shidler. Kremlin-Hillsdale coach Steve Hoffsommer formerly coached girls basketball at OBA. The Trojans try to come back from a 38-0 loss to Pioneer. OBA won last year's game, 50-0.
Waukomis (1-1, 2-1) at Yale (1-1, 2-1) -- The winner could have a leg up on reaching the playoffs. Waukomis tries to avenge last year's 31-8 loss to Yale. Chiefs quarterback Cody Gragg rushed for 250 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 38-14 win over Garber. Yale lost to Garber 38-28 in week 2.
Timberlake (0-1, 2-1) at Garber (1-1, 1-2) -- Both teams are known for their physical. Both are also coming off losses -- Garber 38-14 to Waukomis and Timberlake 42-6 to Cashion. Garber has won the last three meetings and five of the last six. The Wolverines lead the series, 5-3.
Covington-Douglas (1-0, 3-0) at Shidler (1-1, 1-2) -- Covington-Douglas, ranked No. 3 in Class C, returns to District C-1 play after beating Boise City 50-6 last week. The Wildcats have given up only one touchdown this season. Covington-Douglas has won three of the last four meetings, including 50-0 last season. The series is tied 3-3.
Guymon (0-0, 1-2) at Woodward (0-0, 1-2) -- Woodward is showing progress under new coach Scott Myers. The Boomers have scored 57 points. They didn't reach that figure until the seventh game of the series a year ago. Woodward is the first Oklahoma team Guymon has played this season. The Tigers have beaten Dalhart, Texas, (13-6) and have lost to Perryton, Texas, (31-18) and Hugoton, Kan. (38-25). Guymon won last year's game 27-7.
Kellyville (0-0, 1-2) at Kingfisher (0-0, 2-1) -- District 3A-1 opener for both teams. Kingfisher's defense has allowed only one touchdown this season. They have given up only 73 yards rushing in their last two games. Kellyville tries to avenge last year's 14-6 loss, the only recent meeting between the two teams.
Fairview (0-0, 1-2) at Watonga (0-0, 2-1) -- Fairview scored for the first time last week in a 21-0 shutout of Seiling. Watonga's Wayne Runnels has scored five touchdowns this season, including two on pass interceptions. The Eagles have allowed only one rushing touchdown. Fairview has won three of the last four meetings, including 27-14 last year. Watonga leads the series 20-9 since 1976. District 2A-1 opener for both teams.
Hennessey (0-0, 1-2) at Heritage Hall (0-0, 3-0) -- District 2A-1 opener for both teams. Heritage Hall, the defending 2A-1 champion, is ranked No. 5. The homestanding Chargers have won the last nine meetings, including 38-3 last year. The closest game in that span was 17 points (23-6). Heritage Hall leads the series 13-1. Hennessey's lone victory was 26-10 in 1995. Hennessey has not thrown a touchdown pass this season.
Beaver (0-0, 2-1) at Laverne (0-0, 1-2) -- Final meeting for awhile between the two teams since Laverne is dropping to 8-man in 2006. Beaver has won the last three meetings, including 36-8 last year. Laverne leads the series 15-14 since 1976.
Hooker (0-0, 0-3) at Mooreland (0-0, 2-1) -- District A-1 opener for both teams. Mooreland has won five of the last six meetings, including 47-0 last season. Mooreland leads the series 10-9 since 1986. Mooreland's Fletcher Jacquez has scored four touchdowns and kicked a field goal.
Seiling (0-3) at Newkirk (0-3) -- Non-district game. Seiling opened the A-1 season with Boise City last year, but the Wildcats have chosen to drop to 8-man. Seiling has been shut out in back-to-back games (Mangum 26-0 and Fairview 21-0).
Carnegie (0-0, 3-0) at Thomas (0-0, 2-1) -- District A-3 opener for both teams. Carnegie beat Thomas for the first time in recent history, 2-0 a year ago. The Terriers lead the series 4-1 since 2000.
Wellston (0-0, 2-1) at Crescent (0-0, 2-1) -- Crescent won a 31-27 thriller a year ago. The Tigers try to bounce back from last week's 28-20 loss to St. Mary's.
Minco (0-0, 0-3) at Okeene (0-0, 3-0) -- Okeene's defense has allowed only two touchdowns, both rushing. The Whippets had a season-high 188 yards passing in a 21-8 win over Laverne last week. District A-3 opener for both teams. Okeene has won the last six meetings, including 29-6 last season. The Whippets lead the series 14-1 with Minco's only win coming in 1996 (21-14). Okeene is ranked No.10 in Class A.
Cashion (2-0, 3-0) at Morrison (1-1, 1-2) -- Morrison is ranked No. 5 in Class B but has dropped back-to-back games. Cashion's defense is behind the Wildcats' improvement. Cashion, which allowed 53 points after three games last year, has given up only 22 points this season. Morrison won last year's game, 28-12.
Buffalo (2-0, 2-1) at Goodwell (0-0, 0-1) -- Buffalo survived an 8-6 scare at Ringwood last week. Buffalo is a perfect 7-0 against Goodwell in 8-man. The closest of those games was a 20-12 decision in 2002.
Ringwood (0-2, 1-2) at Waynoka (0-2, 0-3) -- Waynoka coach Jake Allen is still serving in the National Guard in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans. The Rails have scored only one touchdown this season. Waynoka has won eight of the last nine meetings, including 22-14 last season. Waynoka leads the series 18-6 since 1976. Ringwood's Zach Thompson has scored four touchdowns.
Sharon-Mutual (3-0) at Yarbrough -- Sharon-Mutual is 3-0 for the first time since 1999. The Trojans are a perfect 4-0 against the Lobos since 1990, including a 43-8 decision in 2004. Sharon-Mutual has outscored Yarbrough 218-44 over that period.
Shattuck (3-0) at Cyril -- The Indians, the two-time defending state champions, have won 30 straight games (on the field) over the last three years. The Indians, ranked No. 1 in Class C, have won their three games by an average margin of 46.7 points.
Coyle (0-1, 1-1) at Medford (0-1, 0-3), Saturday -- Medford is 0-3 for the first time since 1994. Cardinals fans can take comfort in this. Medford went to the state finals that season, falling to Central Marlow 52-20 in the championship game. Medford's 38-14 loss to DCLA last week was the first time since 1978 the Cardinals had lost to the Eagles. Medford won last year's game, 62-12.
Canton (3-0) at Boise City (1-2) -- Canton is 3-0 for the first time in a generation. This is the first year of eight-man for both schools. Boise City was the last team the Tigers beat in 11-man (23-13, 2003). The Tigers have already scored more points in three games (125) than they did all of last season (82).
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The funeral for Sonya Tyau, 58-year-old former Ames resident, is 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2021, in the Henninger-Hinson Chapel. Burial to follow in Ames Cemetery. Visitation with family is 5-7 Thursday evening at Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.
The Memorial Services celebrating and honoring the life of Bruce Longton Sr., 69, of Enid, will be held privately at a later date. Condolences and special memories may be shared with the family online at www.EnidCremation.com.
The funeral services honoring and celebrating the life of Kelly Straw, of Enid are pending under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home. Condolences and special memories may be made to the family on line at www.Brown-Cummings.com.
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