It is safe to say that District 4A-1 is crowded early on in the district schedule.
Early results in district play have opened up the district, at least through the first couple of weeks of district play. Outside of the Cache Bulldogs being 2-0 in 4A-1, six teams currently sit at 1-1 in district play through the first couple of weeks of district games. All six of those 1-1 teams will face each other this week, causing a little more separation in a district that is currently up for grabs.
The Chickasha Fightin' Chicks are one of those six teams. Chickasha opened district play with a 48-14 win over Elk City but fell to Cache last week 38-20. Chickasha is scheduled to face Newcastle on Friday in Newcastle, looking to get to 2-1 in district play and 4-2 on the season.
Newcastle is one of the teams with a record of 1-1 in 4A-1 and is 2-3 on the season. The Racers opened district play with an upset win over the Clinton Red Tornadoes but fell to the Anadarko Warriors last week.
Chickasha was able to bounce back from its first loss of the season against El Reno, coming back with the 48-14 win on the road against Elk City. Chickasha led Cache 13-0 after the first quarter and led 20-17 at halftime before suffering its second loss of the season.
Chickasha's streak of 2019 opponents turning the ball over continued last week. The Chicks' JT Richie returned a fumble for a touchdown in the loss to the Bulldogs. All five of Chickasha's opponents this season have turned the ball over.
Both Chickasha and Newcastle are looking to match their win total from last season. Chickasha went 4-6 last season, and Newcastle went 3-7.
Clinton, Anadarko, Weatherford and Elgin are also 1-1 in district play through their first two district games. Clinton plays Elgin on Friday, and Weatherford plays Anadarko.
Cache is scheduled to face a winless Elk City.