For the five Lawton-area teams there will be the ultimate test for Eisenhower which must go on the road to face No. 1-ranked Carl Albert on Friday.
Lawton High will drive to Putnam City to face the Pirates, Elgin makes the journey to El Reno to face the Indians and Cache is home to face Woodward.
The feature game appears to be MacArthur hosting Duncan Friday at Cameron Stadium.
In Class A, Apache heads to Mangum to face the Tigers in a critical A-2 battle of teams that are expected to be in the title race along with Walters. The Blue Devils have an open date and you can bet the Walters coaches will be in Mangum in force to scout that key district matchup.
So, let’s get started and remember, home teams are listed in all capital letters.
Lawton High 20, PUTNAM CITY 15—Not sure this will turn out right for the Wolverines but they sure better clean up their special teams mistakes or this could go wrong in a hurry.
MacARTHUR 36, Duncan 10—Highlanders’ defense is tough and while the Demons may be able to move the football they won’t be able to produce enough points to challenge Mac.
CARL ALBERT 28, Eisenhower 13—Ike’s defense is good but the Titans have not weaknesses.
CACHE 28, Woodward 13—Bulldogs need to get out to a quick start and if they can do that the Boomers will not be able to enjoy the long ride home.
Elgin 32, EL RENO 14—Owls learned their lesson about slow start last week against Weatherford. The offense will correct the mistakes from last week and the Indians will have to find a way to throw the football to make it interesting.
MIDWEST CITY 32, Altus 15—Bombers haven’t been playing very well with all the distractions but when district season arises they seem to turn it up a notch.
MANNFORD 21, Anadarko 14—Warriors will get their first win at some point but it won’t come Friday.
MARLOW 32, Pauls Valley 14—Outlaws got a big win last week at Perkins-Tryon and there could be a slight letdown Friday if this wasn’t a great program. We are also learning that Gage Gilbert has emerged as a really good quarterback.
Washington 36, FREDERICK 13—Bombers are probably one of the top three teams in District 2A-3 but Washington is ranked No. 1 for numerous reasons.
LINDSAY 32, Comanche 13—Leopards are improving every week but Indians are young and struggling to find the right combinations to move forward.
MANGUM 22, Apache 20—Warriors’ defense was impressive in blanking Ringling last week but the Tigers have shown plenty of offense thus far. Apache can make a statement if it can go on the road and come home with a win.
HOBART 29, Carnegie 8—Bearcats have the edge in speed and they are playing at home.
Empire 38, CORDELL 13—Empire is playing well and at some point the Bulldogs’ administration will get the point across to the OSSAA that it is no longer Empire/Temple and change the district standings and schedules.
HOLLIS 34, Cyril 28—Not sure about either of these teams but when all else fails, pick the home team.
Shattuck 45, CENTRAL HIGH 6—Shattuck is still Shattuck and that means enough to make this a solid pick in anyone’s eyes.
GRANDFIELD 42, Corn Bible 12—Grandfield is playing well and Corn Bible is just trying to improve enough to have an outside chance to make the playoffs.
MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 32, Ryan 30—The best eight-man matchup on this week’s schedule. Tigers are good at home and we see them having a better offense.
TIPTON 54, Bray-Doyle 6—Buy your popcorn before halftime or else the concession stand may be closed early due to the mercy rule.
Last week: 8-3, 72.3 percent. Season: 33-13, 71.7 percent.