District 4A-2 has had plenty of success in Oklahoma High School football the past two seasons.
In 2017, three teams from the district advanced to the Class 4A semifinals, and one team advanced to the state championship game. Blanchard, Bethany and Ada all advanced to the semifinals, while Ada fell to Heritage Hall in the title game in its final season in 4A before moving up to Class 5A.
Last season, three teams from the district won at least one playoff game. Two of those teams — Tuttle and Bethany — advanced to the state title game.
The Tuttle Tigers ended the season with a 14-0 record, defeating district foe Bethany 35-28 in the state championship game for their first title since 2005.
The Tigers reached the 40-point mark six times in their 14 games.
Bethany’s 28 points were the most points scored against the Tigers last season. For the season, Tuttle only allowed 10.7 points per game.
Tuttle won its first three games of the playoffs by double digits, opening the postseason with a 31-0 win over Anadarko. The Tigers then took down Hilldale (42-14) and Poteau (21-11) to advance to the title game.
Per iwasatthegame.com, Tuttle’s playoff streak of 28 seasons in a row is one of the longest in Oklahoma.
Bethany finished the season with a record of 12-2 with quarterback Sam Brandt scheduled to return.
The Blanchard Lions were the third team out of 4A-2 and picked up a win in the first round of the playoffs. Blanchard knocked off Cache in the first round after the Bulldogs finished second in District 4A-1.
The Lions defeated the Bulldogs 21-11 before eventually falling to Poteau in the next round. Blanchard finished the season with a record of 9-3 and extended its playoff streak to seven seasons in a row.
Cushing was the fourth team to advance to the playoffs, moving on with a 4-6 record before losing in the first round.
Moving down to Class 3A, Bridge Creek currently resides in 3A-1. It is a district that had two teams win multiple playoff games in 2018. Heritage Hall eventually won the state title, while Kingfisher won two playoff games.
John Marshall lost in the first round but still ended the season with eight victories. Perkins-Tryon also made the playoffs and finished the season with seven wins.
Bridge Creek ended the season with a record of 1-9.