Hasian Burdex carries the ball for Chickasha in a game from the 2018 season.

The high school football season is making its way back.

With Zero Week to start at the end of August, football season is only a little bit more than a month away. Several districts look to be interesting, including Chickasha’s district. The Fightin’ Chicks compete in 4A-1.

Chickasha showed it is a program on the rise in 2018, finishing the season with a 4-6 record and having several players scheduled to return to the program in 2019. Chickasha's four wins in 2018 were three more than the previous two seasons combined.

The Fightin’ Chicks narrowly missed out on the playoffs last season and were in the hunt entering the final game of the regular season against Anadarko. Chickasha’s rivalry with Anadarko has already proven to have massive playoff implications in the one season that the two have been district foes. 

Chickasha is looking for its first playoff appearance since 2013.

As for the rest of Class 4A-1, Clinton, Cache, Weatherford and Anadarko all advanced to the Class 4A playoffs. All four of those teams finished their seasons with winning records.

Clinton went undefeated in the district and finished with an 11-2 record on the season. The Red Tornadoes were the only team from 4A-1 to win a playoff game last season, advancing to the semifinals against state runner-up Bethany.

Cache was eliminated by Blanchard as the second-place finisher in 4A-1, while Weatherford fell to Bethany in the first round. Anadarko fell to eventual state champion Tuttle in the first round of the playoffs.

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