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We’ve reached the halfway point of the 2022 campaign and it’s safe to say we’ll start to get a better picture of district races. There’s only one local game in town, but plenty of other exciting battles to keep an eye on Friday night.
Ardmore at Elgin, 7 p.m.
It’ll be a trek northwest for the Tigers as they look to bounce back from a tough loss at Noble a week ago.
Cal Swanson and company showed the offense is firing on all cylinders, so Ardmore looks to keep it rolling in this one.
Meanwhile, Elgin is a perfect 4-0 and beat El Reno 47-8 in Week 4.
Dickson at Plainview, 7 p.m.
The pair of district foes square off for Plainview’s Homecoming and it will be the lone game to watch if you don’t want to leave town.
The Indians have won the past 16 meetings and with another victory, they’d start 2-0 in District 3A-2 to remain in the hunt for another title.
However, it won’t be easy with Heritage Hall and Marlow also winning their district openers.
Lone Grove at Marlow, 7 p.m.
The Longhorns have another difficult test as they’ll make the trip to battle the Outlaws. Lone Grove is 4-8 against Marlow since 2004, with the last win coming in 2015 in a 28-19 decision.
The Outlaws held off Pauls Valley 29-14 last week to win their opener in a new district.
Poteau at Madill, 7 p.m.
It was a tough loss for the Wildcats last week on the road, so they’ll be happy to be back home.
However, it won’t be easy sledding as Poteau will be a difficult matchup after opening District 4A-4 with a 44-7 win over Ft. Gibson.
Marietta at Atoka, 7:30 p.m.
The Indians look to keep the momentum rolling and win back-to-back games after holding off Coalgate 32-28 a week ago.
Atoka is in a different boat after falling to Kingston 24-21 to fall to 1-3 on the year.
Dibble at Ringling, 7 p.m.
This should be another quick and easy district matchup for the Blue Devils as they aim for a 5-0 start to the season.
Dibble is reeling after a 36-8 loss to Wynnewood to drop to 1-3 in 2022.
Rush Springs at Healdton, 7 p.m.
The Bulldogs couldn’t get the offense going a week ago at Stratford, but they can put that in the rearview mirror against a winless squad.
Rush Springs was shut out by Ringling 35-0 last week to fall to 0-4.
Wilson at Caddo, 7 p.m.
It’s another road trip for the Eagles as they play their final non-district game of the season. Wilson put their offense on display a week ago by racking up 338 yards of total offense in a win over Geary.
Collin Wharton threw for 121 yards and two touchdowns, while Jake Schiralli rushed for 129 yards and three scores. Cole Hegewood rounded out the top performers with a pair of rushing touchdowns.
Fox at Maysville, 7 p.m.
The Foxes hope to get their first win of the season when they hit the road for a district matchup.
Fox scored a season-high 12 points last week, but it wasn’t enough in a loss to Thackerville.