Oklahoma high school No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup on hold for now
Monday, September 11th 2006, 12:29 pm
News On 6
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ High school football in Oklahoma won't be able to mimic college football's No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup _ at least not this week.
Union's 9-6 loss to Jenks dropped the Redskins from No. 2 to No. 5 in The Associated Press' Oklahoma high school rankings Monday ahead of a Friday meeting with top-ranked Muskogee.
Led by three touchdown passes from Rell Lewis to Jameel Owens, the Roughers (2-0) stayed atop Class 6A with a 33-14 win against Norman North.
There's still the potential for a 1-2 showdown when Muskogee travels to Jenks _ the new No. 2 team in Class 6A _ in three weeks.
Behind Jenks, Booker T. Washington and Westmoore are tied for No. 3. Union landed at No. 5, followed by Enid, Edmond Santa Fe, Mustang and Norman.
All of Oklahoma's top-ranked teams made it through the week unscathed. The No. 1 teams are: Tulsa East Central in Class 5A, Wagoner in 4A, Clinton in 3A, Millwood in 2A, Pawnee in Class A, Morrison in Class B and Shattuck in Class C. Wagoner, Clinton and Morrison were all unanimous selections after blowout wins.
Union wasn't the only second-ranked team to fall. In Class B, Pioneer dropped an 8-6 decision to Laverne and fell out of the top 5.
It was another week of upheaval in Class 5A. A week after six of the top 10 teams lost, three more ranked teams went down. No. 4 Carl Albert beat fifth-ranked Ada 64-9, Lawton beat No. 7 MacArthur 28-20 and Skiatook beat 10th-ranked Tulsa Edison 34-28.
Carl Albert moved up to No. 4, behind Tulsa East Central, Guthrie and Bixby. Quarterback Tucker Brown led Shawnee to a 41-0 lead in his return from a suspension that began in last year's playoffs, and the Wolfpack moved up to No. 5 after a 41-18 win against Noble. Coweta was No. 6, followed by Ada, Ardmore, MacArthur and Tulsa Hale.
Four ranked teams in Class 4A lost, but one of the losses was to an out-of-state team and the other three were to teams from Class 5A.
No. 4 Glenpool lost to Bixby 35-0, No. 5 Broken Bowl fell 42-10 against Paris-North Lamar, Texas, No. 6 Piedmont dropped a 23-7 decision to Guthrie and No. 8 Oologah lost 24-15 to Coweta.
Weatherford took advantage of those losses to jump three spots to No. 4, while Cushing made the move from No. 10 to No. 5 with a 35-14 win against Perry. Five teams with 1-1 records round out the top 10 _ Glenpool, Star Spencer, Piedmont, Broken Bow and Oologah.
In Class 2A, Davis got one first-place vote after pulling off a 52-21 upset of Sulphur, which had been the fourth-ranked team in Class 3A.