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The Franchise Prep Football Top 10 – Week Five

The Franchise Prep Football Top 10 – Week Five

We are almost half way through the high school football season and district play is in full effect.  What role would the first week of district games have on this weeks rankings?  We will take a look with Week Five of The Franchise Prep Football Top 10.

 

6A-I

 

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

 

Broken Arrow completed their triumvirate of beating the top teams in the state this year with their 28-13 win over Jenks.  That win along with their victories over Tulsa Union and Owasso solidifies the Tigers as the top team in the state’s biggest class. Owasso’s 21-0 loss drops the defending champion Rams to #5 and allows Edmond Santa Fe to become the first team from the state’s west side to enter the top four this season.  The Wolves still have both Broken Arrow and Jenks on the schedule but will have to deal with undefeated and sixth ranked Yukon this week first.

 

6A-II

 

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

 

There are two huge matchups this week that will have a big impact on the top of the 6A-II charts. Tulsa Washington, the defending state champion and top ranked team will face the team that won the previous three state titles in 6A-II, Bixby.  Stillwater will also play host to Midwest City this week.  That means the top four teams in the state will all be playing each other this week.  These games are going to set the precedent for the rest of the season.

 

5A

 

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

 

This is by far the most boring class this week as each team in the top ten not only won, but did so convincingly.  Therefore, there is not a single change from last week. Things are about to get interesting though as #5 Altus is at #2 Ardmore this week. On top of that we have two more undefeated ranked teams facing off when #7 Tahlequah travels to Skiatook to take on the third ranked Bulldogs.

 

4A

 

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

 

Bethany makes the big jump this week into the top five courtesy of their 24-13 win last week over Blanchard. The Lions had been #3 since the preseason but the loss to the Bronchos drops them to #6.  Wagoner staked an even bigger claim to being the top ranked team in Class 4A by knocking off fifth ranked Catoosa 31-14. The big matchup in 4A this week is #7 Broken Bow at ninth ranked and undefeated Hilldale.  The Savages lost their first game of the season 28-22 to Metro Christian, the ninth ranked team currently in Class 2A.  Since then however few teams have been better as they have won three games in a row outscoring their opponents 138-0. Hilldale will look to avoid the same fate this week.

 

3A

 

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

 

Not much happening in 3A this week outside of Locust Grove making its way back into the top ten following a one week hiatus.  It is more about what happens this week. We have the biggest game of the year in Class 3A and it might be hard to top this one until you get to the playoffs. #1 Heritage Hall is at #2 John Marshall. Both of these teams won state titles a year ago when Heritage Hall was in 4A. The only loss between the two teams so far this year was Heritage Hall’s 30-20 loss to Millwood, the top ranked team in Class 2A, back on August 30th.  The Chargers defense will face a challenge they have yet to see since that game against Millwood as the Bears are averaging 62 points a game through their first four games.  This one will be a whole lot of fun. The bounties of Class 3A do not stop there.  You will also get #3 Lincoln Christian at #7 Seminole as well as #5 Berryhill at #10 Locust Grove.  What a week this will be for 3A!

 

2A

 

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

 

The top of Class 2A remains the same but Adair jumps from seven to nine by way of their 20-19 victory over Metro Christian. It was a strong bounce back win for the Warriors after a very rough loss the week before to Locust Grove, 59-16. Adair also jumped over Victory Christian this week as well.  Even though the Crusaders are 4-0 those wins have came against teams with a combined record of 4-12. Kingston debuts this week at #10 following their 48-21 victory over Davis.  The Redskins only loss of the season came the week before when they fell 16-14 to #6 Sperry.

 

A

 

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

 

Hooker staked their claim to being the top ranked team in Class A last week when they knocked off #5 Thomas 21-13. The biggest game this week in Class A takes place in north Oklahoma City where Crossings Christian will play host to defending state runner up Crescent.  The Tigers came into the season with big expectations but after equally big losses to Morrison and Cashion they need a high profile win to put themselves back on the map.  Knocking off the sixth ranked Knights on the road would do just that.

 

B

 

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

 

Alex’s loss to Destiny Christian last week drops the Longhorns all the way to #9. Destiny Christian is an independent school but they have a history of success.  That reputation is what keeps the Longhorns in the top 10 this week.  However back on August 31st the Wildcats played Shattuck, the top ranked team in Class B and came away wearing a 56-8 loss.  That should give you an idea of the difference between the teams ranked in the upper half of the top ten and those at the bottom.  There is quite a discrepancy. We get to see two of those teams at the top face off this week as #2 Davenport is at #4 Dewar. This game will give us an idea as to whether or not Shattuck has any competition in B this year or if the Indians will cruise to their third state championship in the last four years.

 

C

 

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

 

Graham-Dustin enters the rankings at #10 this week after starting the season 5-0. The Chieftans are an interesting story.  The school itself is located in Weleetka, which has a pretty good eight man football team of it’s own in Class B. The two schools of Graham and Dustin consolidated in 2013. They started playing football for the first time last season as an independent and in their first year went 8-1. After starting off this season 5-0, it is safe to say they are not suffering from the same growing pains similar schools starting football at this level have. Gracemont started playing football in 2010. After going 0-42 over the course of five years football was canceled in Gracemont.  Graham-Dustin however looks to be a potential contender in Class C.

 

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