There's a sense of familiarity for the Oklahoma Class 6A state semifinals. Both matchups are rematches from the regular season. And with Tulsa Union and Broken Arrow, it's just another showdown between two of the top schools in the state.
Last time: Tulsa Union won 38-21. The two meet again 7:30 p.m. CST Friday night at Owasso (Okla.) High.
Players to watch
Broken Arrow (10-2)
Quarterback Coleman Key (Class of 2014, committed to Colorado State): Key has been committed to the Rams since the summer but might be playing his way into more offers. An uneven junior season has been erased by a quality senior campaign. He is 188-of-294 for 2,428 yards with 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Running back Devon Thomas (Class of 2014, committed to Oklahoma State): Thomas woke up last week with a three-touchdown outing. Injuries have plagued the star back last two seasons, but he can still bust the big one in the blink of an eye. He has rushed for 845 yards with six touchdowns and had a 98-yard kickoff return for a score last week.
Outside linebacker Gyasi Akem (Class of 2014, committed to Oklahoma State): Perhaps the most emotional player in the state as you always know what Akem is thinking. He has 63 tackles and six sacks this season and has lived up to his billing as one of the state's best linebackers.
Cornerback Markale Moses (Class of 2015): Moses had a rough outing the first time around against Tulsa Union and is itching for a second chance. He has 58 tackles and also has an interception return for a touchdown in the playoffs. He will be among the state's best defensive backs for the class.
Tulsa Union (10-2)
Wide receiver Jeffery Mead (Class of 2014, committed to Oklahoma): Moses will be there next year, but Mead abused him in the first meeting. His size has been too much for almost everybody this season as he has racked up impressive numbers. He has 54 catches for 953 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Tight end Carson Meier (Class of 2014, committed to Oklahoma): Meier isn't producing huge numbers, but he can if the situation presents itself. Meier has taken a lot of pride in his blocking this season and will almost certainly have to be a factor in this one.
Running back Tyler Adkins (Class of 2016): The first few games were a coming out party for Adkins, including a banner outing against Broken Arrow. The depth at running back has returned for the Redskins so he's not being asked to do as much, but he's rushed for 1,244 yards and 19 touchdowns this season.