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The Franchise Prep Football Rankings – Week 6

The Franchise Prep Football Rankings – Week 6

There is mass chaos at the top of 6A-II with this weeks edition of the The Franchise Prep Football Rankings.

 

6AI

 

  1. Broken Arrow (1) 5-0
  2. Jenks (2) 4-1
  3. Tulsa Union (3) 3-2
  4. Edmond Santa Fe (4) 5-0
  5. Owasso (5) 2-3
  6. Putnam City North (7) 5-0
  7. Yukon (6) 4-1
  8. Westmoore (8) 4-1
  9. Moore (9) 3-2
  10. Norman (10) 2-3

 

PC North and Yukon flip flop following the Millers 30-14 loss last week to Edmond Santa Fe.  There are not many undefeated teams left in 6A-1 but two of the remaining teams are in the Oklahoma City Metro.  None of the matters however as Broken Arrow has already shown multiple times that they are by far the best high school football team in the state of Oklahoma this year. The Tigers hold wins over Tulsa Union, Owasso, and Jenks.  Last week they beat the 10th ranked team in the state, Norman, 63-7.  That is quite a discrepancy from the top of the chart to the bottom.  Eighth ranked Westmoore will look to put up a better performance this week when they travel to Broken Arrow to face the Tigers. You can hear that game on 1560 The Franchise 2.

 

6A-II

 

  1. Stillwater (2) 5-0
  2. Bixby (4) 4-1
  3. Tulsa Washington (1) 2-3
  4. Del City (5) 4-1
  5. Midwest City (3) 3-2
  6. Lawton (6) 3-2
  7. Muskogee (7) 4-1
  8. Choctaw (8) 3-2
  9. Sapulpa (9) 4-1
  10. Shawnee (10) 2-3

 

There is a new top ranked team in 6A-II as Stillwater’s 31-13 victory over Midwest City coupled with Bixby knocking off previously top ranked Tulsa Washington has pushed the Pioneers to the top for the first time in history. The history of 6A-II that is. Stillwater is undefeated halfway through the season and already holds victories over three schools in 6A-I but it was the win over the Bombers that really solidified them as the best team in their class….for now.  This is the fifth year of existence for 6A-II and in those previous four seasons Bixby has been in the state championship game in all of them, winning the first three.  After a title game loss last season to Tulsa Washington the Spartans are starting to look like they are a team that could be right back there again this year.  Since losing their season opener to Jenks they have rolled off four straight victories.  The Spartans do not play a team currently with a winning record the rest of the regular season until week 10 when they play at Muskogee. Stillwater still has games with both Lawton and Del City left on their schedule.

 

5A

 

  1. Carl Albert (1) 5-0
  2. Ardmore (2) 5-0
  3. Collinsville (4) 5-0
  4. Bishop McGuinness (6) 4-1
  5. Tahlequah (7) 5-0
  6. Altus (5) 4-1
  7. Skiatook (3) 4-1
  8. Guthrie (9) 5-0
  9. Bishop Kelley (8) 3-2
  10. Duncan (10) 5-0

 

Collinsville moves up to #3 this week thanks to Skiatook’s 14-7 loss at home last week to Tahlequah.  The win by the Tigers pushes them up to #5 this week.  The schedule makers however did not do Tahlequah any favors as after playing the third ranked team in the state last week they get to do it again this week. The Tigers host Collinsville, a team that has only given up 33 points all season. Altus drops one spot to #6 after their 21-6 loss to #2 Ardmore.  The Bulldogs return home this week to host Noble.

 

4A

 

  1. Wagoner (1) 5-0
  2. Poteau (2) 5-0
  3. Tuttle (3) 5-0
  4. Bethany (4) 5-0
  5. Catoosa (5) 4-1
  6. Broken Bow (7) 4-1
  7. Blanchard (6) 4-1
  8. Clinton (UR) 4-1
  9. Bristow (10) 5-0
  10. Cache (UR) 4-1

 

The big game this week is on that you can hear on 107.7 The Franchise as #3 Tuttle is at #4 Bethany.  The Bronchos already hold one win over a team ranked third at the time as the knocked off Blanchard 24-13 two week ago. That game, like this one was at home.  If Bethany can beat Tuttle they should cruise from here on out to the district title.  Clinton moves back into the top ten following their 35-13 win over rival Weatherford. Clinton’s only loss off the season was to Heritage Hall, the top ranked team in 3A and defending 4A state champion. The only ranked team they have remaining on the schedule is Cache. The Bulldogs are 4-1 on the season and enter this week at #10.

 

3A

 

  1. Heritage Hall (1) 4-1
  2. John Marshall (2) 4-1
  3. Seminole (7) 5-0
  4. Kingfisher (4) 3-2
  5. Plainview (6) 4-1
  6. Lincoln Christian (3) 4-1
  7. Berryhill (5) 5-0
  8. Cascia Hall (8) 4-1
  9. Sulphur (9) 4-1
  10. Locust Grove (10) 4-1

 

Heritage Hall established themselves as the unquestionable top team in 3A last week via their 27-20 victory over #2 John Marshall that you heard on The Franchise.  It is not all smooth sailing to the playoffs for the Chargers however as they still have a game in two weeks with #4 Kingfisher whose only two losses on the season were in close games against the #3 and #4 teams in Class 4A. Seminole jumps all the way to #3 this week following their 50-31 victory over previously undefeated and third ranked Lincoln Christian. The Chieftains are rolling this season beating their opponents by an average of 30 points per game. The loss drops Lincoln Christian to #6.

 

2A

 

  1. Millwood (1) 5-0
  2. Vian (2) 4-1
  3. Beggs (3) 4-1
  4. Jones (4) 4-1
  5. Alva (5) 5-0
  6. Sperry (6) 5-0
  7. Adair (7) 4-1
  8. Victory Christian (8) 5-0
  9. Metro Christian (9) 4-1
  10. Kingston (10) 4-1

 

There is not a whole lot to say about 2A this week.  All teams ranked in the top ten won last week and there is no reason to think that they will not do the same this week as well.  2A has been the most uneventful class this year as the team at the top is probably the most dominant team in their class in the entire state. Therefore it has seemed since Zero Week that really this whole season has been nothing more than a quest to get to see who loses to Millwood in the state finals.  The Falcons this week host Washington.  The Warriors have a tradition of winning having made the state finals just a year ago…..where they lost to Millwood 42-7.

 

A

 

  1. Hooker (1) 5-0
  2. Morrison (2) 5-0
  3. Cashion (3) 6-0
  4. Rejoice Christian (4) 5-0
  5. Thomas (5) 3-2
  6. Crossings Christian (6) 4-1
  7. Minco (7) 4-1
  8. Wynnewood (8) 4-1
  9. Ringling (9) 5-0
  10. Hominy (10) 4-1

 

Prior to last season the farthest that the Hooker Bulldogs had ever gone in the playoffs in their schools history was the second round.  Three times to be exact.  In 2015 they were bounced in the second round by eventual state champion Stratford 47-7. In 2002 it was Okeene who beat the Bulldogs 34-13 on their way to the semifinals. It was Okeene again in 1978 who beat Hooker 19-0. That was it. Since their first trip to the playoffs in 1957 the closest the Bulldogs had ever been able to get to a state championship was a lopsided defeat in the second round of the playoffs.  2017 was different though.  This was a Hooker team unlike any the small Panhandle community northeast of Guymon had ever seen before.  The Bulldogs made it all the way to the semifinals of Class A beating perennial powers Ringling and Hominy along the way before finally falling to Crescent 35-25.  Class A is probably one of the most competitive in all of the state but the Bulldogs have been at the top all season and have a victory over #5 Thomas on their resume as well.  This week they have a big rivalry game versus Beaver. A team that has only scored 12 points all season.

 

B

 

  1. Shattuck (1) 5-0
  2. Davenport (2) 5-0
  3. Regent Prep (3) 4-0
  4. Dewar (4) 4-1
  5. Laverne (5) 4-1
  6. Snyder (6) 4-0
  7. Prue (7) 3-1
  8. Seiling (8) 6-0
  9. Alex (9) 3-2
  10. Keota (UR) 3-1

 

Keota, by virtue of their 26-6 victory over Wetumka takes the Chieftans spot at #10 this week.  The rest of the top ten is unchanged despite Davenport’s 50-38 victory over Dewar.  Even though they lost Dewar had such a good showing against the Bulldogs that I could not find a reason to move them down. The big game this week in Class finds #9 Alex at #6 Snyder.  I wrote a couple of weeks ago about Snyder and how impressive they have been this season.  They get another big test in the Longhorns who come into the game with two losses.  Those two losses however are to #2 Davenport and independent power Destiny Christian.  So expect a good one west of Lawton!

 

C

 

  1. Pond Creek-Hunter (1) 5-0
  2. Tipton (2) 3-2
  3. Southwest Covenant (3) 5-0
  4. Tyrone (4) 4-0
  5. Buffalo (5) 5-0
  6. Coyle (6) 3-1
  7. Covington-Douglas (7) 5-1
  8. Mountain View-Gotebo (8) 4-1
  9. Paoli (9) 5-1
  10. Graham-Dustin (10) 5-0

 

After a slow week in the state’s smallest class, business is about to pick up in Class C this week.  Out of the 10 teams listed above, six of them will be playing each other this week.  Starting off with two undefeated teams in the Panhandle as #4 Tyrone travels to #5 Buffalo.  Now I get that Buffalo is not “technically” in the Panhandle. However, when you are that far northwest you might as well be. Tyrone on the other hand is definitely in the Panhandle and is one of the northernmost towns in all of Oklahoma to still be big enough to have a high school. Also #6 Coyle is at #3 Southwest Covenant. SW Covenant, the small private school in Yukon is 4-0 and off to their best start since 2006 when they began the season 8-0. Coyle is three years removed from an appearance in the state championship game and is looking to return. The other game involving ranked teams is #2 Tipton at #8 Mountain View-Gotebo. While Tipton is a power with four state championships since 2012 to show for it, Mt View-Gotebo has not won a playoff game since 1996 when they lost in the state title game to Pioneer. This game is Mt View-Gotebo’s chance to really put themselves on the map.

 

 

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