It’s Championship December in Oklahoma High School Football as several state championship games are in the books.
The 6A-I, 6A-II, 5A, 4A, 3A, and C class champions have been crowned, so just in case you missed any results from this past weekend, The Franchise has you covered:
6A-I: Owasso 14 – Jenks 6
The Owasso Rams defeated the Jenks Trojans 14-6 on Saturday night to claim their second state title in 3 years. It was a defensive slugfest, with all 20 of the points scored in the game coming in the third quarter.
Jenks struck first on a 46-yard touchdown reception by Waylon Adams, the extra point was then blocked. Owasso quickly responded back with a touchdown pass of their own from Cole Dugger to Kelan Carney to take the lead 7-6 and the Rams didn’t look back from there.
Emaud Triplett would punch it in to make it 14-6 Owasso and the Rams defense would blank the Trojans for the rest of the night to claim another championship.
6A-II: Bixby 40 – Stillwater 36
In a much more high scoring affair, the Bixby Spartans defeated the Stillwater Pioneers 40-36 to win the 6A-II title.
Stillwater got off to a fast start, having a 17-3 edge at the end of the first quarter. The Spartans would then outscore the Pioneers 16-0 in the second frame to make it 19-17 Bixby at the half.
Another Bixby TD and it seemed like the Spartans were running away with it when they took a 26-17 lead into the final quarter. But, Stillwater came roaring back behind Qwontrel Walker and Gunnar Gundy, miraculously taking a 36-33 advantage late in the game.
But, Bixby would rally and win the game on a 12-yard TD reception from Braylin Presley with just over a minute remaining.
Definitely an instant classic at Wantland Stadium in Edmond that won’t soon be forgotten.
5A: Carl Albert 30 – Bishop McGuinness 15
In the 5A title game, Carl Albert pretty much controlled the scoreboard against Bishop McGuinness wire to wire to take home the 5A crown.
The Titans jumped up 14-0 in the second quarter after Cobe Crews returned a blocked field goal 71 yards to the house.
The Fighting Irish would hang around but a 58-yard touchdown pass from Titans QB Ben Harris to Jayveion Traylor made it 24-7 in the fourth quarter and was really the dagger.
Despite the Titans having a solid lead the entire game, the Fighting Irish had the edge statistically, having more first downs and more total yards. Turnovers and that killer blocked field goal really did them in and allowed Carl Albert to stand as champions in 2019.
4A: Poteau 9 – Weatherford 7
I mentioned earlier the 6A-I title game was a slugfest, this game was a slugfest.
On a super windy day, you just knew the Pirates were going to try to run the ball all day long and they did so with moderate success, punching in a first half touchdown to make it 6-0 at the break.
Both offenses really struggled to move the football all afternoon. Poteau couldn’t throw it, and Weatherford couldn’t run it. The problem for the Eagles was that they weren’t willing to commit to the pass until it was too late. Down 9-0 late in the game, Jaxon Ratterree started slinging the ball around the field eventually connecting with Michael Mayfield in the endzone to make it 9-7.
But, after a failed onside kick, the Pirates were able to bleed the clock out and win their first ever state championship.
3A: Lincoln Christian 42 – Plainview 21
The Lincoln Christian Bulldogs picked up a state title this weekend as well as they handled the Plainview Indians.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead behind two touchdowns from Josh Kaste. Plainview quarterback Brock Parham would get the Indians back in it in the second quarter, however, for after he threw a touchdown pass he sprinted for a 58-yard TD burst to cut the Lincoln Christian lead to 21-14 at the half.
But, the Bulldogs would end up being too much for Plainview. After two more LC touchdowns, including another from Kaste, they were able to sit on the lead and coast to the 42-21 victory.
C: Pond Creek-Hunter 54 – Waynoka 8
We finish up in Class C where there isn’t much to say here other than Pond Creek-Hunter steamrolled their way to the class C title.
It is Pond Creek’s fourth ever state title, and first since 2002.
The Panthers finished up the season a perfect 14-0, clearly being the best team in Class C all year long.
2A, A, and B Coming Up
Three more state title games still remain with the 2A, A, and Class B games on the way.
The Class B championship game will be Friday night and will pit Shattuck vs Regent Prep at Weathering Heights.
The A title game will match up Ringling vs Cashion Saturday afternoon at Wantland Stadium on the campus of UCO in Edmond.
And finally the 2A title game will wrap it all up when Metro Christian takes on Vian that night, also at Wantland Stadium at 7:00.