Game of the WeekEagles host 'Jackets
There's one consolation for Hennessey as the Eagles prepare to host District 2A-1 rival Fairview at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
It can't get any worse offensively than it did last week in a 26-0 loss to Watonga in a game that was called in the second period because of inclement weather.
The Eagles had a minus-31 yards rushing and only 14 yards passing in falling to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the district. Hennessey almost is in a must-win situation.
Fairview must come back from a 10-7 heartbreaking loss to defending district champion Heritage Hall. The Chargers had only 109 yards in total offense, but got a 50-yard field goal from Jimmy Stevens and scored on a blocked punt.
Heritage Hall was the third team Fairview held under 75 yards rushing.
The Yellowjackets are 1-1 in the district and 3-2 overall.
Chance Voth scored his first touchdown of the season on a 23-yard run against Heritage Hall. Quarterback Barrett Karber has scored four times for the 'Jackets.
Hennessey has allowed an average of 116.5 yards rushing and 65.8 yards passing. They have not forced a turnover in two games.
Hennessey has a balanced attack. The Eagles have scored only six touchdowns, but four different players have crossed the goal line. Tucker Haden has three touchdowns.
Fairview has won eight of the last nine meetings, including a 39-7 rout last season. The Yellowjackets lead the series 13-12.
OCS (0-2, 2-3) at Chisholm (0-2, 0-5) -- The Longhorns will try to break a 10-game losing streak. OCS was the last team CHS beat -- 10-0 in 2004. Tonight is Chisholm's homecoming.
Christian Heritage (5-1) at Pioneer (5-0) -- This game is for bragging rights between private schools and public schools. This often is considered Christian Heritage's state championship game because it has been denied membership to the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association. The Crusaders won last season 40-8. Pioneer is ranked No. 1 in Class B.
Waukomis (3-1, 4-1) at Morrison (2-1, 3-2) -- The Chiefs try to repeat last year's 15-14 upset of the Wildcats, who are ranked No. 4 in Class B. The Chiefs are ranked No. 6 and never have beaten Morrison in back-to-back seasons.
Garber (2-2, 2-3) at OBA (1-2, 3-2) -- The loser could find itself out of the District B-1 playoff picture in the long run. OBA never has beaten Garber. It's the Trojans' homecoming.
Covington-Douglas (2-0, 5-0) at Deer Creek-Lamont (4-0, 4-1) -- Covington-Douglas is 5-0 for the first time since 1995. DCLA is riding a four-game winning streak. The winner could be in the driver's seat in the District C-3 race.
Kremlin-Hillsdale (0-3, 0-5) at Coyle (0-3, 2-3) -- This could be Kremlin-Hillsdale's best chance to win a game this season. Coyle lost to Davenport (68-25), Medford (42-12) and Pond Creek-Hunter (37-6). The Broncs have lost 15 straight games.
Woodward (1-1, 2-3) at Elk City (1-1, 3-2) -- Woodward became only the second team to score on No. 1-ranked and defending Class 4A state champion Clinton last week in a 32-6 loss. Woodward's Robbie Chenoweth has thrown for six touchdowns this season. Woodward threw six interceptions against Clinton last week. Elk City has won the last seven meetings. Woodward leads the series 13-11 since 1976.
Tuttle (2-0, 5-0) at Kingfisher (2-0, 4-1) -- A heavyweight meeting in District 3A-1. Tuttle is ranked No. 2 in Class 3A, while Kingfisher is ranked No. 9. Kingfisher has won 17 straight district games since a 21-20 overtime loss to the Tigers on Nov. 1, 2002. The Yellowjackets rushed for a season-high 224 yards against Perry last week but were fortunate to come out a 21-20 winner.
Bethany (2-0, 3-2) at Alva (2-0, 5-0) -- This game may tell whether Alva is a contender or a pretender in the District 2A-1 race. Alva's five wins have come against teams with a combined record of 5-20. The Goldbugs lead the series 7-2, but Bethany won in 2002 (7-0) and 2003 (35-0). Alva's defense has held opponents to an average of 33.8 yards a game. They have allowed only two touchdowns while shutting out four straight opponents.
Watonga (1-1, 3-2) at Heritage Hall (2-0, 5-0) --?Heritage Hall has won 19 straight regular season games and 13 straight district games. It had a narrow escape against Fairview (10-7) last week. The Chargers did not score an offensive touchdown. Watonga is coming off of a impressive 26-0 shutout of Hennessey. Heritage Hall has won six of the last seven meetings. Watonga leads the series 11-7. The Eagles' last win came in 2001.
Mooreland (2-0, 4-1) at Laverne (1-1, 2-3) -- Mooreland has won three straight after a 14-0 loss to Okeene Sept. 9. The Bearcats are riding the momentum of a 30-12 win over Beaver last week. Laverne broke a three-game losing streak last week by beating Hooker 35-6. That's the most points Laverne has scored since scoring 42 points against Boise City on Sept. 28, 2001. Laverne won last year's game 24-13. The Tigers lead the series 18-9 since 1976.
Seiling (0-2, 0-5) at Turpin (1-1, 4-1) -- Seiling is 0-5 for the first time since 1978 when the Wildcats finished with an 0-10 season. Turpin has won the last three meetings, including 37-27 last season. The Cardinals lead the season series 8-1 since 1995. Turpin's lone loss was to Texhoma 47-27 on Sept. 23.
Hinton (2-0, 4-1) at Thomas (2-0, 4-1) -- The winner takes the undisputed District A-2 lead. Cole Williams has scored four touchdowns for the Terriers. Thomas has won four straight since an opening game loss to Washington. Hinton's lone loss was to 2A Hennessey, 19-0 on Sept. 16. Thomas has won the last nine meetings and leads the series 18-2 since 1978.
Cashion (3-1, 4-1) at Cherokee (0-3, 2-3) -- Cashion could be in the driver's seat for a playoff berth after beating Oklahoma Bible Academy 30-14 last week. The Wildcats' lone loss was 30-14 to Morrison. Cherokee has topped its victory total (one) for the last two seasons. Cherokee rushed for a season-high 282 yards in a 36-12 win over Forgan last week. Cashion leads the series 6-5, including a 24-8 victory last season.
Yale (1-3, 2-3) at Timberlake (0-3, 2-3) -- The loser can bid farewell to its playoff hopes. The Tigers are trying to break a three-game losing streak, including a 28-0 shutout loss to Waukomis last week. That was the first time Timberlake had been shut out since a 30-0 loss to Pioneer the last week of the 2004 season. Timberlake was held to a season-low 41 yards rushing in the game that was stopped in the third period because of weather conditions. Nathan Clover has scored six touchdowns for the Tigers. Yale won last year's game 52-14.
Balko (2-2, 3-2) at Shattuck (2-0, 5-0) -- Shattuck, ranked No. 1 in Class C, has won 32 straight games. Balko is trying to come back from a 20-0 loss to Sharon-Mutual last week. That's the first time the Bison had lost to Sharon-Mutual since 2002. Shattuck has won the last four meetings. The Indians have not been held to less than 36 points in that streak. Shattuck leads the series 4-3.
Tyrone (0-2, 0-5) at Buffalo (4-0, 4-1) -- Buffalo has won four straight. Tyrone has lost 12 straight games. The Bison are a perfect 9-0 against the Bobcats since dropping to 8-man in 1984.
Goodwell (1-2, 3-2) at Sharon-Mutual (2-0, 5-0) -- Sharon-Mutual is 5-0 for the first time since 1987. The Trojans, though, have lost four straight to the Eagles, including 34-22 last season. Sharon-Mutual is ranked No. 8 in Class C and leads the series 7-4.
Ringwood (2-3) at Yarbrough, Saturday -- Don't let the Red Devils' record fool you. Ringwood's opponents have an overall record of 18-7. The three losses have come against opponents with a combined record of 14-1. The Red Devils were shut out for the second time this season in a 30-0 loss to Covington-Douglas last week. Ringwood won last year 47-0.
Shidler (1-3) at Waynoka (0-5) -- Waynoka is 0-5 for the first time since 1985. A loss would give the Rails their first losing season since 1999 (3-6). The schedule has been Waynoka's biggest sore spot. The five losses have come against opponents with a combined 19-6 record. Shidler's lone win was against winless Kremlin-Hillsdale, 22-6. Waynoka leads the series 2-1 since 2002, including a 40-14 win last year.
Davenport (2-1, 4-1) at Pond Creek-Hunter (2-1, 2-3) -- The winner will be in position to control its destiny for a home playoff berth. Davenport won last year's game 36-28 on the Bulldogs' way to the District C-3 title. Both teams have lost only to DCLA in the district race. Both still have Covington-Douglas left to play. Quarterback Mark Frieouf has scored four touchdowns this season for the Panthers.
Canton (5-0) at Forgan (0-3) -- Canton was held to a season-low 14 points in a 14-0 win over Oklahoma Christian Academy last week. It was the second shutout for the Tigers defense.
The two teams have a common opponent in Boise City. Canton beat the Wildcats, 32-20 while Forgan lost to Boise City 40-6.
Game of the WeekEagles host 'Jackets