We've reached the weird week of high school football. It's also known as "trap week." This week is the features the final non-district games for most classes. Some teams may be looking ahead to their district openers and not fully focus on this week's game.
We're sure coaches around the area know that well and constantly remind their players to concentrate on the opponent at hand.
Even with the district season's looming presence, there are still some good games to pay attention to this week. Carl Albert at Duncan will be a fun clash in Class 5A. The Titans (0-2) have started slow, but it's never a good idea to count them out. A win by Duncan (1-1) could springboard them to a big season.
Cache at Chickasha is another one to watch out for. The Chicks (1-1) got waxed by Anadarko in the opening game but beat El Reno by one point last week. Cache (1-1) suffered a big loss at the hands of Frederick before paying it forward to Santa Fe South last week. It'll be interesting to see who shows up in that game.
On to some other big games.
Big district clash
Class B and C started district play last week and both Tipton and Temple are 1-0 in C-2 and renew their rivalry tonight in Tipton. Due to the re-districting year, the game will be in Tipton for the second straight season.
Last year, Temple beat injury-riddled Tipton, 52-6, with the game being called due to mercy rule in the third quarter. Temple quarterback Aaron Holden ran for 322 yards and four scores. Temple rushed for 446 yards for the game and never threw a pass.
Tipton had just 77 total yards on offense and it's lone score came on a 19-yard pass from Kerry White to Dylan Simpson.