Seminole, still the only Tri-County area team to remain unbeaten after eight weeks of football, sits alone in first place in District 3A-8. A win tonight at Hugo would give the Chieftains the district title, and head coach Mike Snyder said there is a chance Seminole can get three straight home playoff berths “if things work out right.”


Seminole, still the only Tri-County area team to remain unbeaten after eight weeks of football, sits alone in first place in District 3A-8. A win tonight at Hugo would give the Chieftains the district title, and head coach Mike Snyder said there is a chance Seminole can get three straight home playoff berths “if things work out right.”

Throughout Class 3A, Seminole is ranked seventh (okrankings.com).

The Chieftains are 8-0 overall and 5-0 in 3A-8, while Stigler holds down second place at 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the district. In its closest 2011 contest to date, Seminole has already topped Stigler, 21-19. The Chieftains have scored less than 30 points in only two games this season, the other a 27-0 blanking of Idabel last week.

Tonight’s kickoff at Hugo is set for 7:30. Hugo is the district’s last-place team at 1-7 overall and 0-5 against 3A-8 members. The Chieftains riddled Hugo in 2010, 49-6, but Snyder never underestimates what’s ahead.

“They have two or three talented players that can go the distance on you, but overall, they have been struggling,” Snyder said of Hugo’s Buffaloes.

Seminole’s statistical totals thus far include 3,296 yards of offense through eight games — while opponents have accumulated only 1,476. That’s an average of 412 yards per game for the Chieftains, and 184.5 for everyone else.

The Chieftains have out-scored eight opponents by a combined total of 319-114. That’s an average final score of 40-14 in Seminole’s favor.

The Chieftains’ balanced offensive attack has netted 1,728 rushing yards and 1,565 passing yards, and junior Trenton Newson heads up the running game with 656 yards and nine touchdowns on 147 rushes. He has also netted two scores and 132 yards on five receptions — an average of 26.4 yards per catch.

Sophomore Papi White has added five TDs and 424 yards on 51 rushes, and his one reception on the year was worth 36 yards. Defensively, White has 28 tackles and three interceptions.

Senior quarterback Garrett Clark has rushed for 368 yards and seven scores on 60 attempts, and has tossed the ball for 18 TDs and 1,527 yards. He has completed 87 of 147 throws (59.2 percent), and has been picked off seven times.

Quinton Newson, a senior, leads Seminole’s defense with 55 tackles and one QB sack, and he has contributed four touchdowns and 73 yards on 11 carries.

Seminole’s Week 10 opponent will be host Eufaula. The Ironheads are currently tied for third in the district, at 3-2, with Valliant.
The top four teams from each district at the end of the regular season advance to the playoffs.

Snyder said Nate Crawford, a starting offensive lineman for the Chieftains, and defensive tackle Don Henson, have missed the last three games because of injuries.

“Both have outside shots at being back for the playoffs,” he said. “I don’t think we’ve been in real sync on the offensive line since Crawford was lost.”

Tecumseh, coming off three consecutive losses to Harrah (28-0), Glenpool (42-7) and Cushing (42-6), is 2-6 overall and 1-4 in District 4A-2. The Savages, who will host rival McLoud at 7:30 p.m. today, are tied with Santa Fe South for sixth in the district.

Glenpool (5-3, 5-0) is first, and Harrah (7-1, 4-1) and Douglass (6-2, 4-1) are tied for second. Cushing (5-2, 3-2) is fourth, and Cleveland (5-2, 2-3) is fifth.

McLoud is still seeking its first win of the season. The Redskins, 0-8 overall, are 0-5 against 4A-2 opposition.

Their 2010 match-up with Tecumseh went to the Savages, 29-20.

Prague faces a critical encounter tonight against visiting Little Axe. Both teams are 2-2 in District 3A-4 and are tied for third. Whoever wins tonight can mathematically take control of third place, and the Prague-Little Axe loser would then be tied for fourth with tonight’s winner between Chandler (2-6, 1-3) and host Bethel (4-4, 1-3).

The district’s first- and second-place teams, Perkins-Tryon (7-1, 5-0) and Bristow (5-3, 4-0), meet tonight at Perkins.

Prague toppled Little Axe last season, 35-13, while Bethel squeezed by Chandler, 14-13.

In District 2A-5, Meeker sits in fourth place with a 2-3 record. The Bulldogs are 3-5 overall after last week’s 34-6 romp of 2A-5 Mounds.
Meeker steps out of district play tonight with a trip to Lexington, a 2A-2 member, and the Bulldogs will finish up the regular season with next week’s district bout at Holdenville.

Haskell, with a win tonight at Morris, can match Meeker at 2-3 and join the Bulldogs in a tie for fourth place.

Stroud (8-0, 5-0) is currently 2A-5’s first-place team, while Okemah (6-2, 4-0) is second and Morris (4-4, 3-1) is third. Stroud and Okemah meet tonight at Stroud.

Maud, a Class C entrant, is currently fourth in District C-4 at 3-2. The Tigers shook off three consecutive losses — two of them district setbacks — to top C-4 foe Midway 62-44 last week.

Maud is 4-4 overall.

Webbers Falls (7-1, 5-0) is first in C-4, with Arkoma (7-1, 4-1) at second and Midway (4-3, 4-2) at third. Maud takes on Webbers Falls tonight at Derrel Pearcy Stadium. Last year’s outcome was 60-50 in Maud’s favor.

Leading the Tigers offensively is sophomore Nick Simons, who has seven touchdowns and 485 yards on 79 rushes. Defensively, he is joined by senior Daniel Woolever with a team-high 75 tackles and three quarterback sacks.

Junior Dalton Robason has 46 tackles and one interception.

Freshman Kacy Mullings has added four TDs and close to 300 rushing yards on 43 carries, and has posted 27 tackles and one sack. Teammate Aaron Dillman, a junior, has scored one rushing TD and has 155 yards on 30 totes.

He has caught six passes, good for 194 yards and four scores. That’s an average of 32.3 yards per catch.

Defensively, Dillman has racked up 47 tackles and two interceptions.

Woolever has rushed for one score and 48 yards on five carries, and has netted three passes for 16 yards.

Macomb’s Hornets, coming off a 49-20 thrashing of Oklahoma Christian Academy, are in the hunt for their third win of the season — and fourth ever — as they go to District B-2 opponent Fox tonight. Macomb is 2-6 overall and 2-5 in B-2 and is in eighth place.

Davenport, at 8-0 overall and 7-0 in B-2, is in first place in the district. Fox (7-1, 6-1) is second.

The Hornets fell to Fox last year, 58-0.