1. Seminole (5-1, 2-1)
Seminole suffered their first defeat of the season last week. Before that loss they looked nearly unstoppable. Teams will get a heavy dose of Cameron Gunville each week. If they can somehow contain him, the Chieftains passing game with Cade Hammond and receivers Chico Baker and Saybion Battles can score almost at will. Coach Mike Snyder's defense is ferocious and can disrupt any offense they face.
2 Meeker (5-1, 2-1)
The Bulldogs continue to impress me every week. If Caden Wolford doesn't score a touchdown the Bulldogs still find a way to get in the endzone. Wolford hasn't scored in two weeks but the passing game and defense has stepped up and is finding creative ways to score. Dawson Stanberry had three offensive touchdowns last week and gave the team a defensive score as well. As the team continues to gel, they will be a scary matchup come playoff time.
3. Prague (5-1, 3-0)
Before the season started I had high hopes for this team. After the first week I started to second guess myself, but since they have rattled off five wins in a row and look to make it sixth with a district win over Chandler this week. Brayden McGinnis will get his yards every week. If any other player finds a way to make a play or two, this team has a legit chance at running the table.
4. Shawnee (2-4, 2-1)
The Wolves started off dropping three straight but once district play started they picked up two wins in a row. They dropped a tough one to Booker T. Washington last week and have another tough draw this week. If they can keep the game close and give their offense a chance to win it, the Wolves have the playmakers on offense to leave Muskogee with an upset victory.
5. McLoud (2-4, 1-2)
Last week the McLoud offense really impressed me in the loss to Cushing. They were down early and came back to take the lead. If their defense can get a stop here and there, McLoud can get back to .500 in their district and keep their playoff hopes alive.
6. Tecumseh (2-4, 0-3)
Teams have to earn their win over the Savages. Coach Ty Bullock keeps his team fighting until the final whistle every week. This week, they go up against a Harrah team trying to get their first win. If the Savages continue their run-heavy attack they should be able to keep Harrah in the winless column for another week.
7. Chandler (2-4, 0-3)
The Lions have some really talented athletes on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Chabon Anderson returned last week after missing a game with an undisclosed injury. He is a load to bring down and if he's 100%, he and Dylan McKinney can carve up defenses on the ground.
8. Maud (2-4, 0-1)
Maud is reeling after dropping four straight games. They have struggled to score points the last few weeks and if they can make the proper adjustments, they have the talent to pick up a few wins in a row.
9. Bethel (1-5, 0-3)
Nothing is easy against the Wildcats. They can score points and air it out with the best of them. They had a few heartbreakers early and have lost a few games by a much larger margin as of late. This is a team that is always a few plays away from getting the win. Bethel is a young team and when they figure out how to close games, they are going to be one of the toughest teams in the area.