1. Seminole (1-0) – Fresh off a 38-7 dismantling of Harrah, the Chieftains appeared to be firing on all cylinders. Seminole scored 32 points in the first half before coach Snyder called off the dogs. Cade Hammond attempted just nine passes in the win. Hammond managed two touchdowns and completed five passes for 116 yards. The Chieftains had several big plays, including four touchdowns of 30-plus yards.
Next Game: Sept. 7 @ Tecumseh
2. Meeker (2-0) – The Caden Wolford show is off to a great start. In two games so far this season, the sophomore tailback has 357 yards rushing and five touchdowns. The Bulldogs have one special teams touchdown, three sacks and five forced turnovers. Meeker outscored their two opponents 65-27 so far this season.
Next Game: Sept. 7 at Perry
3. Shawnee (0-2) – The momentum from Shawnee's week zero overtime loss to Choctaw appeared to carry over to the 42-7 loss at Guthrie last Friday. The Wolves were without their starting running back/linebacker, Tre'Juan Shaw, against Guthrie. Quarterback Heath Hunter struggled to stay upright against Guthrie, yet managed a late touchdown to freshman receiver Jaylon Orange to avoid the shutout. Coach Billy Brown will use the bye week to prepare for a Carl Albert squad that snuck out a 28-21 victory over Midwest City last week.
Next Game: Sept. 14 @ Carl Albert
4. Tecumseh (1-0) – Coach Ty Bullock has to be impressed with his team after coming back to beat a scrappy Bethel team. Tecumseh relied upon a ground attack that went for a combined 338 yards and two backs over the 100-yard mark. Even though the Savages gave up 35 points in week one, they made a ton of plays on defense. As a team, the Savages had eight sacks and 13 tackles for a loss. Senior Tyler Bingham led the defense with 3.5 sacks.
Next Game: Sept. 7 vs Seminole
5. Chandler (1-1) – After suffering a week zero loss at home to Stroud, the Lions went on the road and handed out a 48-8 beat down to Oklahoma Centennial. In the win last week, four different Chandler running backs scored a touchdown. Dylan McKinney led the way with 106 yards and a score and Kobe Norton added two touchdowns on 11 carries. Darian Mahan and Chabon Anderson both had interceptions last week.
Next Game: Sept. 14 @ Mount St. Mary (Oklahoma City)
6. Maud (1-0) – Maud's dominating 50-0 performance over Bowlegs in the Highway 59 Bowl moved them out of the cellar in the #NSPreps Power Rankings. The Tigers have a quarterback in Lane Brooks with one start under his belt and if he can keep up the high-level play, Maud's has a good chance to make noise this year.
7. Bethel (0-1) – Even though the Wildcats gave up 38 points in the loss to Tecumseh, coach Joey Ginn has to be pleased with the way his team played on the road. Bethel came up just short losing 38-35. The passing game was clicking as Gunner Smith threw for 285 yards and four scores. Bethel had two receivers over 100 yards and sophomore Drae Wood had three touchdowns.
Next Game: Sept. 7 @ McLoud
8. McLoud (0-1) – The Redskins had their hands full with Meeker last week. The offense moved the ball fairly well but seven bad snaps and a total of 60 yards lost, didn't help against a Meeker squad that can run the ball and control the clock. Damien Dye carried the ball ten times for 77 yards and a score. It's only a matter of time before he breaks a few for big yardage and his ypc will go up even more. Coy Campbell caught two passes for touchdowns last week.
Next Game: Sept. 7 vs. Bethel
9. Prague (0-1) – The Red Devils struggled with Class A Cashion last Friday. The lone bright spot from the game was the 108-yard one touchdown performance from Brayden McGinnis. Jake Schultz was held to one reception for four yards. Schultz also sacked the quarterback.
Next Game: Sept. 7 vs. Stroud