Here is our breakdown of the 2019 OSSAA State playoff brackets.
The Webbers Falls Warriors made it to the 2019 playoffs but will face an uphill battle to get by the round 1 match-up with Southwest Covenant. Covenant, who were unbeaten in the regular season and outscored their opponents by an average score of 45-15 over eight games, looks to be one of the favorites in Class C.
The Pirates earned their number one ranking last week by defeating their rival Central Sallisaw and may have as many as three home appearances before the semi-finals. One thing that is assured, should they make it through to that point they will not see Central unless the two meet up for the state Championship.
In Round 1 the Pirates will take on a number four finisher Konawa who defeated Class A Mounds 61-35 back in October. What possibly makes that a first round incentive is that Mounds gave the Pirates their only loss this season 21-12 back in week 3.
After a Win less 2018 campaign the Eagles first goal this season was to put W’s on the board. First year coach Chuck Capps said back in August at media day that a successful season would be making the playoffs. By virtue of a three-game win streak to close out the regular season they did just that by securing the number four spot in District 8. To move on from this point would just be a bonus for Warner. With only one senior on this years squad look for the Eagles to pick it up a notch in 2020.
The Wolverines are charging into this year’s playoffs undefeated in class 2A play. Outscoring their opponents by an average of 48-10, Vian looks to be a serious contender for the State title in 2019. The big rival they will have to contend with is the Eufaula Ironheads who they narrowly defeated back in week 0 14-2 in a game covered by CSSNOK. Since both teams won their neighboring districts the two would not meet until the championship round should they both survive to that point.
Coming from possibly the toughest district in class 3A (3A-3), The Wildcats have been battle tested thought the season.
After a disappointing 56-21 loss to Lincoln Christian, Checotah had to settle on a second place finish that will make the road to the final four a bit tougher. Their only guaranteed home appearance will be in the first round against Cascia Hall, a third place finisher in district 4. The Commandos finished with a 6-1 record tied with three other district 4 teams but were placed third through the OSSAA scoring system. This opening round will be a true test for the Wildcats if they wish to continue to round two.
The Black Diamonds, with a record of 7-1 and on a roll with 6 consecutive district wins will open the State playoff series at home against Grove who are on a 3-game win streak of their own and have an overall district record of 4-3. The Ridgerunners, who were 5-5 overall, finished third in District 3. With their second place finish in District 4 Sallisaw earned the home game in the State playoff series in their opening round.
The Tigers who finished with a 28-14 win over Broken Bow, earned the third slot in District 4. Even though they will have to play the entire series on the road, by virtue of the win over the Savages they avoided traveling to Bristow, the District 3 champs. The Pirates outscored their opponents 40-10 on average including two shut outs. Fort Gibson instead, will travel to Wagoner to take on the 8-2 Bulldogs.
The Roughers, who had a very strong 2019 season, finished second in 6A II and will host Choctaw at home Firday night for a trip to the final four. Muskogee will have to shake off the 63-21 thumping they received last week from 6A DivII-2 Champs Bixby. Unless Sapulpa can upset powerhouse Stillwater (10-0, 7-0) who were the District 1 champs, the Roughers will remain on the road throughout the playoffs.
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