Originally Published: Nov 16, 2009 9:25 PM CDT
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Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
All five undefeated teams are still alive in Class A and none of them will play each other this week, which makes this division all the more intriguing.
Central Sallisaw Tigers (10-1) vs. Salina Wildcats (10-1)
This battle of the cats is the only matchup in Class A that pits teams with identical records against one another. Both squads faced Foyil in a tight game but Central Sallisaw was the victor in the week 1 contest, while Salina suffered its only loss at the hands of Panthers.
The Tigers squeaked past Wayne 22-21 in their opening round game. Before last week, Central Sallisaw found its groove, scoring 42 or more points in three of its last four regular season games.
The Wildcats rolled 33-8 over Hominy in their first round game. Scoring points has been the name of the game for Salina. The Wildcats scored 30 or more points in all but two of their games.
Oklahoma Bible Academy Trojans (10-1) vs. Cordell Blue Devils (9-2)
This is the only other matchup in Class A that does not feature and unbeaten team. This game also features two teams with contrasting styles and tradition.
Oklahoma Bible Academy finds itself in an unfamiliar position. The Trojans have never made the playoffs let alone made it to the second round. The Trojans beat Oklahoma Christian School 7-0 in the first round and have relied on their defense all year. OBA has not let up more than 20 points all season including its sole loss. The Trojans can put up points as well, scoring 40 or more in four games this season.
Cordell is back in the playoffs for the first time since 2005. The Blue Devils rolled past Maysville 48-20 in their opening round game. Cordell has been able to put up the points, scoring 32 or more seven times this season. The Blue Devils flashed defensive prowess as well with a week 6 shutout of Burns Flat-Dill City.
Velma-Alma Comets (9-2) vs. Cashion Wildcats (11-0)
The two traditional powers find themselves in familiar positions. Both schools had little trouble in their first round games, even though Velma-Alma’s 48-0 victory is much more impressive than Cashion’s 20-6 win.
The Comets have been streaking since a week 5 loss to Ringling. Velma-Alma has scored 46 or more points in every contest since then. The Comets also scored 55 points twice and pitched two shutouts.
Even though Cashion is undefeated, the Wildcats have had their share of close games. Cashion has not had a major league blow out this season. The Wildcats biggest margin of victory is a 39-0 win over Crescent in week 3. But the ‘Cats have been consistent all year and have been able to pull victories when necessary including a 12-10 victory over Oklahoma Christian School in week 8.
Find more high school football postseason coverage in our Oklahoma Sports Chase for the Championship.