With only four weeks left in the season, teams around Garvin County will be scrambling for wins as they look get into the playoffs.
Elmore City-Pernell and Maysville have a key battle with each other with the winner still having a chance at making the playoffs while the loser will have a hard time getting in.
Stratford has a leg up on ECP and Maysville with a district win over Caddo but they are in the middle of playing the three “W’s” Wayne, Wewoka and Wynnewood. The three “W’s” have a combined record of 8-0 in district play and have shown thus far that they are playing for the top three spots in the district.
Paoli has a key battle at Waurika as they are in a three-way tie with Waurika and Cyril for the fourth spot in the district.
Wynnewood and Pauls Valley are both undefeated in district play but have a long way to go. They “Control their own destiny” but with each win they draw closer to a home playoff game.
Pauls Valley and Madill are sitting atop the district with 3-0 records. They control their own destiny with several key games coming up for both squads.
Pauls Valley at Sulphur
The Panthers will take their show on the road this week as they travel to Sulphur to face the Bulldogs. Sulphur is much better than its 2-4 record would indicate. They looked like the Sulphur teams of old last week in a 63-13 win at Atoka.
The Bulldogs had over 450 yards in offense last week. Quarterback Ryan Rackley led the way with 136 yards on 11 carries and scored three touchdowns.
Nate Johnson also scored three times as he carried the ball 13 times for 78 yards. Thomison, Venegas and Kenyon Knapp each had a touchdown in the game.
The Bulldog offense was solid giving up 226 total yards, 190 of those on the ground. The 13 Wampus Cat points came late in the game when the outcome was already decided.
After the 3 “W” Wayne, Wynnewood and Wewoka, District A-5 seems to be a toss up. Four teams, Caddo, Elmore City-Pernell, Maysville and Stratford are all battling for that final spot.
Elmore-Pernell has a slight advantage having already played the 3 “W’s,” but Stratford has a win up on all four having beat Caddo a couple of weeks back. Caddo and Stratford are in the middle of the big three.