OSN Timeout | Clash of Titans: Bixby vs Carl Albert
Written by Josh Callaway Sponsored by Whitehead Plumbing serving Southwest, Oklahoma
This Oklahoma High School Football season has been…weird, to say the least.
Games have been postponed and rescheduled at an incredibly high volume every single week, which has been hard for the players, coaches, fans, and media alike to plan anything on a week to week basis.
But one of the biggest positives of this season has undoubtedly been the schools’ ability to work together to schedule new games in the place of games that were postponed.
This has provided some really fun matchups we don’t often get to see, and this week has provided the biggest of them all.
Friday night will feature quite arguably the game of the year in Oklahoma High School Football when 6A-II juggernaut Bixby visits 5A juggernaut, Carl Albert.
This is a truly unprecedented matchup with a caliber that is nearly impossible to match.
To make it even better, fans across the state can tune in and WATCH this game for FREE right here on the Oklahoma Sports Network.
That being said, let’s do a little preview of this game and just how incredible this matchup is going to be.
Simply put, these teams have absolutely dominated their respective classes for several years now.
Bixby is the back-to-back defending state champions at 6A-II, and they have won five of the last six gold balls overall (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019).
Carl Albert has won a lot o f championships in the past few decades, but just sticking to recent history the Titans have won the last four (!) state titles in a row.
Needless to say, these two schools absolutely run things at their levels.
You may be asking yourself right now, “It doesn’t matter what the schools have done, this is high school football, teams change quickly, how good are they THIS year?”
Great question hypothetical person.
Bixby is 3-0 on the young season having beaten Tulsa Union 34-0, Jenks 42-35, and Bartlesville by an insane score of 74-7.
Yeah, they’re really really really good again.
They are definitely shaping up to be nice and ready to make a run at a fifth straight title.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that this game is a match made in heaven and just an amazing opportunity for the players and the fans of high school football in Oklahoma.
So how did this game come to be?
This obviously wasn’t a game that was on the schedule originally, but like I said, games have gotten postponed every single week and school’s have been able to pick up and play somebody else all year long. For this game to happen, it was really the perfect storm.
Bixby was originally scheduled to take on Putnam City West, but they suspended activities prior to their game last Friday (supposed to be against Muskogee) due to COVID-19 cases being beyond a certain threshold in their county.
PC West is still out of commission for this week, so Bixby had no game. Meanwhile, almost the exact same thing happened to Carl Albert.
The Titans were set to take on Guthrie Friday night, but the Blue Jays had some positive tests that kept them out of action from their game last week against Piedmont.
So, both Bixby and Carl Albert knew they would not have an opponent for this week well in advance – which is certainly necessary for a matchup this huge to be scheduled.
Fans immediately started clamoring for this game to happen, because as soon as both teams had an open week it became obvious what needed to be done.
Basically, this game had to have the stars completely align for it to ever happen.
Matchups like this simply do not take place very often – two absolute powerhouse at different classes colliding is something really special.
If you care about Oklahoma High School Football at all (which if you are reading this I assume you do), you absolutely can’t miss this game if you can avoid it.
I said it before but it is worth repeating, you can watch this game for FREE on the Oklahoma Sports Network HERE
A high quality broadcast of a huge matchup, and you can view it on your phone, computer, or television completely without cost.
If you have another game you will be paying attention to or viewing this week, the game doesn’t go anywhere on our platforms.
It can still be viewed on-demand after the fact.
It’s the game of the year in Oklahoma High School Football, I promise you will not want to miss this truly incredible Clash of Titans.