WEATHERFORD 63, CACHE 34
TIPTON, OK — For nearly three quarters of football, it appeared defense would once again be optional in a Tipton playoff game. But the Tiger defense forced five turnovers in the final 15 minutes of play and the offense continued to pour on points as Tipton defeated Sasakwa in the Class C quarterfinals Friday night.
CACHE, OK — Cache senior Tyler Anderson isn't necessarily one of the stars of the Cache football team. But he has earned the respect of coaches and teammates by playing his part, no matter what that calls for. And he has endeared himself to Bulldog fans by scoring twice against the school's fiercest rival each of the past two seasons.
CACHE, OK — The Constitution's Joey Goodman talked with Cache coach Faron Griffin this week about the big plays that allowed the team to come back from a 14-point hole against Tecumseh, as well as the looming challenge of No. 2 Poteau this weekend.
LAWTON, OK — The number of local teams in the high school football playoffs started at 14 and was whittled down to five after just one weekend. Tipton and Mangum play at home, while Cache, Frederick and Snyder go on the road to face highly-ranked contenders.
When players go down with injuries, it's up to the next person on the depth chart to fill the void. Prior to the season, reserve defensive back Carson Adams wasn't necessarily seen as a figure in Cache's plans for 2019. But after injuries forced him onto the field, Adams has answered the call and then some.
CACHE — Football coach Faron Griffin has said often that he is always honest with his players and this week he’s been brutally honest when it comes to discussing the school grid playoff history entering Friday’s home game against Tecumseh.
Here is a complete list of the first-round high school football playoff pairings for each class as announced by the OSSAA. All first-round games are on Friday, Nov. 15, unless otherwise indicated. Games involving Southwest Oklahoma teams are in bold:
The last time Southwest Oklahoma didn't have at least one state champion was 2010. This year, the pickings may be slimmer, but that doesn't mean it's impossible.
CACHE — Christian Daniels has given Cache another offensive weapon this season. But if it wasn't for some coaxing from friend Jo-Siah Adu, Daniels might not have played football at all.