Aaron Colen, Sports Editor, Aaron.Colen@chickashanews.com
The Chickasha High School boys and girls soccer teams both begin the state playoffs today, the Lady Chicks at home and the boys in Oklahoma City.
The Lady Chicks earned the right to host the first round of the playoffs by finishing second in the district, and will host Heritage Hall at Hampton Field this evening.
The Heritage Hall girls soccer team went 8-5 in the regular season, and ended ranked No. 12 in class 5A.
The Lady Chargers ended the season losing two out of their last three games, although the two losses were against No. 5 Carl Albert and No. 1 Deer Creek, both on the road.
Chickasha won its last two games, both important district wins over MacArthur and Altus.
The Chickasha boys will be the underdogs in their game.
The Fightin' Chicks will travel to Oklahoma City to face defending state champion Northwest Classen at Taft Stadium.
Northwest Classen won last season's 5A state championship by beating Cascia Hall 3-2 in double overtime.
This season, Northwest Classen is 8-5 and No. 8 in class 5A.
The Knights will be coming off a regular season loss to No. 3 undefeated Heritage Hall on the road.
Northwest Classen beat Chickasha in a preseason scrimmage this year.
The Chickasha boys lost their last two games of the season, road games against Lawton MacArthur and Altus.
Still, Chickasha was able to clinch a playoff spot by securing the goal differential it needed.
The girls game is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at Hampton Field, and the boys will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City.