5A Semi-Final High School Playoffs
Tuesday, November 21st 2006, 10:50 pm
By: News On 6
The Class 5A semi-final match-ups are set, and the East Central Cardinals are looking to repeat. Top-ranked EC is undefeated going into the semi-finals.
Round one set the Cards against the Durant Lions, a lopsided match-up that ended with a lopsided score, 39-7.
Quarterfinal play pitted East Central against El Reno. First half action was all East Central, going into the locker room the Cardinals were up 21-7. The Indians came on strong in the 2nd half, but it wasn't enough. The Cardinals won by 8, 28-20.
East Central has won 24 games in a row, the longest streak in the state.
EC goes up against Carl Albert in the semis. Carl Albert routed Altus in round one 38-6.
Round two another blowout, the Titans defense was too much for McAlester. The Buffalos didn't score until the 4th quarter. Carl Albert extended post-season play beating McAlester 47-8.
Friday it's East Central (12-0) vs. Carl Albert (11-1) at 7:30 pm at Broken Arrow.
Other 5A semi-final action has Lawton Mac (9-3) going up against Guthrie (10-2).
The Guthrie Bluejays have cruised through post-season play, whomping Chickasha in round one, 48-7.
In the quarterfinals the Bluejays were too much for the Bixby Spartans. Guthrie turned a blocked punt into a touchdown; they scored again on a 91-yard kickoff return. The 2nd ranked Spartans had a case of fumble fingers committing 3 turnovers. The 4th ranked Bluejays upset Bixby, in Bixby, 31-15.
Lawton Mac doubled up on Noble in round one, 48-14.
In the quarterfinals Lawton had a tough time with Ada. The Cougars owned the first 3 quarters, but in the final quarter Lawton Mac turned the game around scoring back to back touchdowns. The Highlanders squeaked by Ada, 21-17.
Lawton Mac plays Guthrie on Saturday at 7:30 pm at Memorial Stadium in Norman.