Dickson, Lone Grove highlight area football games to watch during Week 1
Another Friday night of football is here and features almost every area team in action, highlighted by two local contests and a few other nearby games.
If you aren’t traveling to Ada to see Ardmore open the season on the road, here’s a rundown of Week 1 in southern Oklahoma.
Comanche at Dickson, 7:30 p.m.
The Comets appeared to be on their way to a win in this game a year ago, but turnovers proved costly in a 30-20 setback. That game was on the road though, so Dickson has home-field advantage this time.
It should pay off, too, as the offense starts to gain footing in the second week of the Wing-T.
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Wynnewood at Lone Grove, 7:30 p.m.
The two squads didn’t meet a season ago, but this might be a one-sided affair as the Class 3A Longhorns host the Class A Savages.
With a win, Lone Grove's first-year head coach Curtis Cole will have two wins under his belt and look to keep it rolling on the road against Comanche next week.
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Plainview at Tuttle, 7 p.m.
This was a tough outing for the Indians in 2020, as they not only fell 23-13, but also lost quarterback Reis Taylor to an injury near the end of the third quarter.
Plainview will have Taylor at full health for this one, but it'll still be a difficult test as Tuttle, which is one of the top teams in Class 4A, is coming off a 28-0 shutout at Sulphur.
Madill at Durant, 7:30 p.m.
The Wildcats didn’t have any issue moving the ball in this matchup a season ago, as they put up more than 300 yards of offense. However, an early deficit was too much to overcome in a 42-14 setback at home.
Madill has momentum on its side though, after opening this year with a 46-8 victory at Tishomingo.
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Sulphur at Washington, 7 p.m.
It’s not often that a team in a lower classification tallies a win, but that was the case in 2020 as the Bulldogs fell at home to Washington 31-20.
Sulphur looks to change the outcome this season, but the offense will need to find a groove after being shut out in the home opener.
Pauls Valley at Davis, 7:30 p.m.
There was little question in this battle a year ago, as the Wolves cruised to a 28-7 victory on the road.
Davis should be in good shape to do the same this season, especially since momentum is on its side after finishing the 2020 campaign at 7-4 overall.
Healdton at Marietta, 7:30 p.m.
A pair of area squads square off on the gridiron in a matchup that was one-sided last year in a 30-12 win for Healdton.
However, Marietta’s Alex Doby and Healdton’s Taner Richardson are both entering their second season at the helm, so expect a closer contest this time around.
Caddo at Wilson, 7 p.m.
The Eagles struggled to get their offense rolling in this one a year ago, falling 34-6 on the road.
It could be a different story Friday though, as Wilson’s playmakers have a year of experience that should pay dividends.
Maud at Fox, 7 p.m.
This was all the Foxes in 2020 as their offense was unstoppable in a 64-28 season-opening victory.
Fox did lose some of its firepower from that squad, highlighted by quarterback Hawk Anderson, but should be in good shape to kick off the season with a win.