High school football state championship play kicks off in a little under an hour and here's what you need to know about the 6A-II matchup between Bixby and Sand Springs. 

6A-II: Sand Springs vs. Bixby

Sand Springs and Bixby will matchup on Friday at Union High School to see who claims the 6A-II title. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. Bixby is gunning for another 6A-II championship while Sand Springs is attempting to win its first title since 1966.

On the game

Bixby Head Coach Loren Montgomery

“We started playing a little bit better at defense and coming together as a team, and when you do that this time of year it's usually a good thing, so hopefully, we're getting it together at the right time.”

Bixby Running Back Nic Roller

"We don't want to go from winning state to not making the playoff, or losing in the first round. We got the athletes to really keep this going and start something here at Bixby.”

Sand Springs Head Coach Dustin Kinard

"We just have to match their intensity, their physical play."

Senior Linebacker Jacob Taber

"It's going to be a physical game. They're hot right now, but we're going to play the same defensive scheme that we did last time and we're going to play hard."

"It's a great opportunity. It's really exciting. The towns' all painted up; the marquees have all Sandite support on them. It's really nice to see what the community has in store for us."