Top Five Teams in Class 3A
Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:54 pm
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Originally Published: Nov 8, 2010 9:16 PM CDTOklahoma Sports Staff
OKLAHOMA CITY – Class 3A sports some of Oklahoma’s most powerful teams, but only one can come out on top at the end of the state playoffs.
Here are the top five teams in Class 3A heading into the playoffs, courtesy of Oklahoma Sports and CoachesAid.com.
1.) Heritage Hall– The Chargers have coasted to an undefeated record and a District 3 title, and have looked impressive doing it. They have used star power from running back Barry Sanders, Jr. to overwhelm inferior opponents while Sanders averaged more than 30 yard per carry in several games. Even when Sanders sat out with a sprained ligament, teammates such as Sterling Shepard took over and did not miss a beat. Heritage Hall will host Little Axe in the first round.
2.) Anadarko– Like Heritage Hall, the Anadarko Warriors also finished the season unscathed. The Warriors not only blew by nearly every opponent they faced, but also took down some of 3A’s best teams in doing so. Anadarko shut out three of its opponents this year and held seven opponents to a touchdown or less. The Warriors face Lone Grove to start the playoffs.
3.) Cascia Hall – After 41 straight wins and three straight state championships, the Cascia Hall Commandos started off the quest for No. 4 with a disappointment. Cascia lost to Holland Hall 34-27 to start the season off on the wrong foot. The rest of the season, though, was a different story. The Commandos rattled off nine straight, including four shutouts, in an apparent return to form. Cascia Hall will host Inola to start their attempt at a fourth straight title.
4.) Sperry – When a team’s only loss is to a back-to-back-to-back defending state champion by 11 points, that’s saying something. Sperry’s only blemish – a 16-7 loss to Cascia Hall – is certainly nothing to fault a team over. The Pirates were impressive the rest of the year, but face an incredibly tough draw in the first round – Verdigris, who the Pirates beat by only three in the first game of the season.
5.) Sequoyah-Tahlequah – Just five points against one of the better teams in 3A separated the Sequoyah-Tahlequah Indians from an undefeated season. Sequoyah-Tahlequah lost to Verdigris in the fourth game of the year, but otherwise put up huge numbers and cruised to a 9-1 record. The last game of the season, the Indians beat Nowata 21-6, but they will have to do it all over again for the second time in two weeks as they host Nowata to start the playoffs.