Only two of the eight county teams made the playoffs and both drew tough draws in the opening round of the playoffs.
Heavener, out of 2A-6, clinched the final playoff spot out of its district with a 21-12 win over Pocola Friday. The Wolves, 4-5, open at undefeated and fourth-ranked Stroud Friday.
Other playoff games for 2A-6 teams on Friday have Meeker at Vian, Morris visiting Hartshorne and Wilburton traveling to Okemah.
Arkoma finished second in its district behind Webbers Falls and are 9-1 in Class C. The Mustangs open at home against Covington-Douglas, which is 8-2 on the season with its only losses coming to top-ranked DC-Lamont and third-ranked Timberlake in district play.
Covington-Douglas handed district champion Webbers Falls a 40-14 loss in week two of the season. Arkoma’s only loss was to Webbers Falls in district play. Webbers Falls hosts Coyle, Maud visits Timberlake and Midway takes on top-ranked DC-Lamont in other district games.
Poteau wound up seventh in its district after the 22-14 loss to Muldrow on Friday. Sallisaw was the district champion and hosts Jay, Hilldale was second and meets Tulsa McLain, Fort Gibson travels to Wagoner and Broken Bow must play at top-ranked Catoosa.
In 3A, Spiro almost battled back to reach the playoffs but the Bulldogs fell at Stigler Friday. Spiro finished fifth in the district with a 4-6 overall record, 3-4 in district play. Seminole wrapped up the district championship and a perfect season with a 40-7 win at Eufaula. The Chieftains host Victory Christian in the first round.
Stigler is also at home and plays a talented Checotah squad. Valliant must travel to keys and Idabel is at Beggs.