Through the first five weeks, Seminole (5-1, 2-1) looked like a team that could run the table. Two weeks ago they beat a ranked Lincoln Christian team 50-31. Last week, in a bit of an upset, the Chieftains lost to Idabel 24-14 on the road.
This week they host another tough opponent in Stigler (5-1, 2-1).
Expect coach Mike Snyder to put his team through a tough week of practice and film study leading up to Friday.
Cameron Gunville carried the load for Seminole again last week. He came back down to earth after consecutive 300-yard performances and totaled 181 on the ground against Idabel. His two touchdowns were the only scores of the evening. The junior currently ranks first in the area with 1,290 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns.
Quarterback Cade Hammond is about as efficient as they come. He's tied for second in the area with 10 passing touchdowns and has thrown for 648 yards, which ranks sixth.
Chieftains receivers, Chico Baker and Saybion Battles, rank fifth and sixth in receiving yards. Baker has 325 yards and four scores and Battles is close behind with 274 and four touchdowns.
Stigler's quarterback, Nate Bryant lights up the field whenever he touches it. He's thrown for 1,250 yards and 17 touchdowns while only throwing two interceptions. The senior also completes 62 percent of his passes.
The running game for Stigler is led by sophomore Ridge McClary who averages 8.6 yards per carry and has tallied 527 yards rushing along with seven touchdowns.
Stigler's receivers all seem to have big play ability. As a unit, they average 21.7 yards per reception. Jaxon Calhound and Lakin Bass are tied for the team lead with five reciving touchdowns. Calhoun also leads the team in yards per catch (27.9). Mason Peery leads the bunch with 320 receiving yards.
This should be a high scoring game and another test to see if the Chieftains are a legit championship contender.
Seminole's defense, who typically applies a ton of pressure will need to do so with some consistency this Friday if they want to disrupt the Stigler offense.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.