, Muskogee, OK


November 15, 2013

Playoff preview capsules


Class 4A

Fort Gibson at No. 2 Wagoner



Records: Wagoner 10-0, Fort Gibson 6-4.

Last week: Sallisaw 47, Fort Gibson 28; Wagoner 31, Vinita 15.

Last meeting: Wagoner 57, Fort Gibson 14 (2011).

Series record: Wagoner leads, 24-5.

Notes: Wagoner has won the last eight meetings. The last two meetings have come in the first round of the playoffs…Wagoner finished the regular season undefeated for the fourth time since 2006…Fort Gibson will finish with back to back winning seasons for the first time since 2004-2005.

Playoff history


Appearances: 31

Record: 31-26-2

Best finish: State Champions 2011

Fort Gibson

Appearances: 17

Record: 6-16-0

Best finish: Runner-up 1999

Notes: Wagoner has won its last five home playoff games…Fort Gibson is making its fourth straight playoff appearance, Wagoner is  making its ninth…Wagoner has not lost a first round game since 2003.


Class 3A

Spiro at No. 10 Hilldale

Records: Hilldale 8-2, Spiro 8-2.

Last week: Hilldale 66, Westville 22; Checotah 43, Spiro 28.

Last meeting: Spiro 35, Hilldale 16 (1999).

Series record: Spiro leads, 6-0.

Notes: The 467 points scored this year is a school record for a Hilldale team…Hilldale has eight or more wins for the first time in three straight seasons.

Playoff history


Appearances: 14

Record: 7-13-0

Best finish: Quarterfinals 2012.


Appearances: 42

Record: 38-40-3

Best finish: Runner up three times

Notes: Hilldale is 7-1 in home playoff games…Spiro has more playoff appearances than any other team without winning a state championship.


Jay at No. 9 Checotah

Records: Jay 6-4, Checotah 9-1.

Last week: Jay 40, Blackwell 16; Checotah 43, Spiro 28.

First meeting.

Notes: Checotah won its first district title since 2008…Checotah is 5-0 at home this season.

Playoff history


Appearances: 18

Record: 11-17-0

Best finish: Quarterfinals twice


Appearances: 16

Record: 13-15-0

Best finish: Runner-up, 1949

Notes: Checotah has lost its last three first round games…Checotah is 7-5 all-time in home playoff games.

Lincoln Christian at Stigler

Records: Lincoln Christian 6-4, Stigler 8-2.

Last week: Lincoln Christian 35, Sequoyah 14; Stigler 55, Idabel 7.

First meeting.

Notes: Stigler is 5-0 at home this season…third straight season of eight wins or more for the Panthers.

Playoff history

Lincoln Christian

Appearances: 6

Record: 12-4-0

Best finish: State Champions, 2009


Appearances: 24

Record: 10-23-4

Best finish: Runner up, 1960 and 1965

Notes: Stigler is making its ninth straight playoff appearance…Stigler has won its last four home playoff games…Lincoln has made the playoffs every year since becoming an OSSAA member in 2008.


Class 2A

Haskell at No. 3 Vian

Records: Haskell 5-5, Vian 10-0.

Last week: Haskell 41, Mounds 20; Vian 33, Panama 0.

Last meeting: Vian 78, Haskell 8 (2012).

Series record: Haskell leads, 14-7-1.

Notes: Last year’s meeting came in the first round of the playoffs…Haskell is 1-4 in road games this season…Vian finished with its third straight undefeated season.

Playoff history


Appearances: 22

Record: 15-21

Best finish: semifinals 1999


Appearances: 34

Record: 47-32

Best finish: State Champions 1971.

Notes: Vian is making its 10th straight playoff appearance and hosting its 10th straight first round game…Both team have met three times in the playoffs with Haskell winning in 1973 (32-6) and 1989 (31-13).


Class A

Warner at No. 9 Kiefer

Records: Warner 6-4, Kiefer 9-1.

Last week: Warner 42, Liberty 22; Morrison 32, Kiefer 6.

Last meeting: Kiefer 10, Warner 0 (1987).

Series record: Kiefer leads, 4-3.

Notes: Kiefer has won the last four meetings…Warner’s last win came in 1967 (44-8).

Playoff history


Appearances: 16

Record: 6-15

Best finish: Quarterfinals 1990 and 1993


Appearances: 18

Record: 12-17

Best finish: Runner-up 1945 and 1947

Notes: Warner is making its third straight appearance for the first time since 1998-2000…Warner’s last road playoff win came in 1990 at Haskell (30-14).


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