OSN’s TIME OUT | Week 4 Analysis
By Josh Callaway September 24th, 2020
The 2020 Oklahoma High School Football Season is without question one of the most strange
seasons any of us will ever encounter.
Crowd limitations, social distancing, game postponements, and more have the season being
wildly unpredictable on a week-to-week basis, and that’s where the OSN Timeout comes in.
Let this be your source to keep you up to date on what is going on across the state in high school
football and more as the school year progresses.
Today, let’s just do a brief season recap to this point to get things started and get everyone all
caught up on what teams are standing out just about one month into the season.
Starting with the big boys, it seems clear the Owasso Rams are once again a juggernaut that is
going to be extremely tough to beat.
Their 32-6 dismantling of Broken Arrow (2-1) a couple of weeks ago really opened a lot of
people’s eyes to just how dominant that team could be.
While Owasso looks to be the clear favorite in their district, the other 6A-I district is a little bit
more up for grabs with a whopping five teams entering district play with a 2-1 record.
Broken Arrow, Enid, Jenks, Westmoore, and Yukon all can make the claim they played the best
in non-district action – so it will be exciting to see those teams face off all season long.
Enid-Jenks and Broken Arrow-Westmoore are two fun games to look for Friday night.
While Owasso runs the show in 6A-I, the same could easily be said about the Bixby Spartans in
The team is built with behemoths, and have already picked up wins over Union and Jenks this
season along with their JV team going to 4A Blanchard and winning big there.
In the other 6A-II district, the teams that have stood out to this point have to be Stillwater,
Putnam City North, and Lawton.
All three teams are undefeated so far, but the schedule now gets tougher going into district
5A is a little bit jumbled right now, but that is to be expected this early in the season.
It’s hard to lock down obvious standouts, but a couple to me are Carl Albert and Bishop Kelley.
Both teams are unbeaten so far and both have picked up wins over 6A opponents.
Collinsville and Guthrie both deserve some respect as well with their 3-0 records as they have
picked up some solid wins of their own.
The team that is hard to figure out right now is McAlester.
They also sit at 3-0 but are yet to pick up a win that really blows me away, we’ll learn a lot about
them when they face Bishop Kelly Friday night.
Hard to argue with any team other than Weatherford being the favorites in 4A right now, led by
the Oklahoma Sooner commit Ethan Downs.
The Eagles schedule sets up pretty nicely for them the rest of the way, and they will be a tough
out in the playoffs.
One team on their schedule that sticks out as another possible contender, though, are the Cache
Cache is 2-1 this season but their lone loss came in overtime on the road at El Reno. Since then,
the Bulldogs have gone back-to-back huge blowout wins shutting out their opponent in the
The Cache-Weatherford contest at the end of the year will be one of the most fun games in 4A
all season long.
As for the rest of the class, there are several other teams who are yet to lose a game.
Cushing and Tuttle are two of them, and they face off this week in what should be a very fun
Elsewhere Cleveland, Wagoner, Grove, Ft. Gibson, and Hilldale all have a zero in the loss
The next couple weeks should tell us more of who is going to separate from the pack among
3A is one of the harder ones to figure out because so many teams have strong records but they
also haven’t played hardly any games against their class.
Kingston is a great example of this – yes they are 3-0 with three blowout wins but they were all
against 2A competition so it’s just tough to get a great read.
Other undefeateds include Mount St. Mary, Stigler, Lincoln Christian, Holland Hall, and
It’s hard to say whose resume is most impressive of that group so far, but Mount St. Mary is the
only one of the bunch to have a win over a 5A school.
So, do with that what you will.
A sneaky team in 3A to keep an eye on may be the Anadarko Warriors – a team who reclassified
down from 4A last year.
They’ve already picked up two big wins over 4A schools and their lone loss came by one point to
a good Marlow team.
Keep an eye on them going forward.
2A has a lot of schools that are off to good starts this season.
Oklahoma Christian School, Kellyville, Prague, Bethel, Community Christian, Washington,
Frederick, Marlow, Vian, Spiro, Antlers, and Wilburton are ALL undefeated having played at
least two games.
Of that group, the obvious team to keep an eye on to me is Vian.
They lost a close one in the state title game last year and look to be on a mission in 2020, already
picking some real nice wins including a 32-28 victory over 4A John Marshall.
Class A, B, and C
We finish things up with the little guys.
Class A has a lot teams off to a good start as well, similar to 2A, but the standout team to me is
They are 4-0 already this season and the four games haven’t been even remotely close.
The same could be said for Texhoma, who has played three out-of-state schools so far this year
and won all three by a total margin of 149-12.
That’s pretty good, I’d say.
In Class B, several teams have absolutely wrecked their way to an early unblemished record.
To just spotlight a couple, Garber has opened their season 3-0 outscoring their opponents 162-28
and Canton has done the same going 3-0 with a scoring margin of 125-16.
There are multiple others with gaudy point-differentials as well, so it’ll be nice to see these teams
start to play each other in the coming weeks.
Finally, in Class C, it’s a similar story with several teams off to hot starts.
The team that caught my eye here was Midway, who is 3-0 with a scoring differential of 176-18.