Regular season is in the books, starting to dwindle it all down to the legitimate contender for the Oklahoma high school state championships.
Week 2 of the playoffs and two Oklahoma commitments are alive in Tulsa Victory Christian (Jon-Michael Terry) and Harrah (Logan Roberson).
If they’re going to survive into the next round, they’re both going to have to make long trips and come back with the victory.
Harrah at Poteau
Poteau is 11-0 and averaging 45 points per game. Harrah’s road is not an easy one as the Panthers had to win at Cache last week (26-24) just to get this opportunity. This trek is nearly six hours round trip, but Roberson said he still plans on making his OU official visit this weekend. Behind the strength of Roberson, Harrah will try to rely on its ground game to get the job done and earn a second road playoff victory.
Victory Christian at Roland
Going about as far east as you can in the state without being in Arkansas. Roland is 10-1 and has been, um, rolling here lately. Since losing when Sooners Illustrated was in attendance, Victory Christian has cruised to four consecutive victories. For the season, Terry has 45 catches for 894 yards and 11 touchdowns as a tight end and 131 tackles and four sacks as a middle linebacker. Again, doesn’t take off one play on either side of the ball.
Broken Arrow vs. Edmond Santa Fe (at Yukon)
This is the game Sooners Illustrated is going to attend. Coming off a shocking upset of favored Southmoore, Santa Fe looks to pull off another surprise against the Tigers.
Santa Fe is still led by the one-two punch of running back Darran Williams and safety/outside linebacker Calvin Bundage. Although it seems obvious Bundage is not headed toward Norman, he has definitely stepped up his game this season with Oklahoma State and Oregon looking like the favorites as of now.
Broken Arrow is still without that unquestioned four-star talent, but it might be the deepest collection of talent in the program’s history. Tulsa commit Rowdy Frederick is still one to keeps tabs on and whether or not the Sooners get back into that hunt.
It’s a battle of the two most underappreciated running backs in the class with Williams and Jamall Shaw of Broken Arrow. Winner plays either Tulsa Union or Jenks for the state championship in two weeks.