A shake-up is in the making this week in District 3A-4, beginning with Prague’s road quest to Little Axe.


A shake-up is in the making this week in District 3A-4, beginning with Prague’s road quest to Little Axe.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Both teams are 2-2 in the district, and are currently tied for third place with Bethel. Perkins-Tryon (7-1, 4-1) is first, and Bristow (4-4, 3-1) is second.
Perkins-Tryon goes to Bristow this week, and Chandler (1-7, 1-3) hosts Bethel (3-5, 2-2). The seventh 3A-4 member, Star Spencer, will visit non-district opponent Victory Christian.
If Perkins-Tryon defeats Bristow this week, the Demons will inherit the district honors and a home berth for the first round of the playoffs. A Bristow win, however, would lock the Demons and Pirates into a first-place tie and leave only Bristow the opportunity to break the deadlock.
Perkins-Tryon will face non-district Beggs for its Week 10 game, while Bristow goes to Bethel to end the regular season.
Again, if Perkins-Tryon is the victor over Bristow — and if Bethel and Prague prevail in their Week 9 games — that pulls up a three-way tie for second between Bristow, Bethel and Prague.
The top four teams move on to the postseason, with the best two of those staying at home for the first round.
Prague is coming off last week’s stumble against Bethel. Up 14-7 at halftime, the Red Devils watched as the Wildcats rolled out 28 uncontested points for a 35-14 finale.
Little Axe, on the other hand, has homefield advantage and is carrying the momentum of a three-game winning streak that culminated with last week’s 28-7 victory over Star Spencer.
The Indians are 4-4 overall and own non-district wins opposite Class 4A Santa Fe South (40-26) and Okmulgee (41-28). Their other district win came against Bethel (26-19).
Prague struggled through a four-game non-district schedule to start the campaign, but the Red Devils snapped the skid with a 41-24 district-opening success at Chandler. The Devils have since gone 1-2 with a shocking 32-27 upset of Perkins-Tryon, and losses to Bristow (28-12) and Bethel (35-14).