The high school playoffs begin this week, and several area teams are scheduled to compete.
Seven of the nine area teams ended up qualifying for the postseason. Of the seven qualifying teams, four teams earned the right to host in the first round of the playoffs.
Chickasha at Tuttle
Two of the seven area football teams are scheduled to meet in Tuttle on Friday. The Tuttle Tigers will host the Chickasha Fightin' Chicks.
Chickasha enters the postseason for the first time since 2013, and Tuttle owns one of the longest playoff streaks in the state. Both teams enter the playoffs having won multiple games in a row.
Chickasha is 6-4 and has won its last three games, defeating Elgin, Clinton and Anadarko to help secure a playoff spot. Chickasha also got help from other teams in District 4A-1 and ended up finishing third in 4A-1 with a 4-3 district record.
Chickasha has outscored its opponents 72-37 during its win streak.
The Tigers are looking to defend their 2018 state championship. Since losing to Bethany, the Tigers have won their last four games by a combined score of 153-48. The Tigers went 9-1 in the regular season and finished second in 4A-2, going 6-1.
Alex vs. Empire
The Alex Longhorns enter the postseason as District B-3 champions.
Alex defeated Burns Flat-Dill City 74-62 last week to finish 5-0 in B-3. The Longhorns have won their last seven games and have won all eight games by double digits.
The Longhorns will host Empire on Friday. Empire is a team the Longhorns beat 70-12 during the regular season.
Empire finished fourth in District B-4, going 2-3 in district play and 4-6 in the regular season. Empire has lost its last three games.
Dibble vs. Crossings Christian
After finishing second in District A-4, the Dibble Demons will host Crossings Christian on Friday. Dibble went 5-1 in A-4 and 8-2 in the regular season.
The Demons have won three games in a row by double digits after a loss to Ringling earlier in the season. Six of Dibble's eight wins have been by double digits.
Crossings Christian is 6-4 on the season and went 4-2 in a tough District A-3, finishing third. Crossings Christian had won four games in a row before falling to an undefeated Cashion its final game of the regular season.
Dibble and Crossings Christian both suffered 14-6 losses to Minco.
Minco vs. Elmore City-Pernell
The 9-1 Minco Bulldogs will look to bounce back from a loss to Cashion at home Friday in the first round of the Class A playoffs. Minco will host the Badgers of Elmore City-Pernell.
Minco was 9-0 heading to the final week of the regular season and had won six games in a row by double digits. The Bulldogs fell to Cashion in a battle for the A-3 title.
The Bulldogs ended up finishing second in A-3 to earn a first-round hosting opportunity. Minco went 5-1 in district play.
The Badgers got in the playoffs with the help of district points. At 6-4 on the season and 3-3 in A-4, the Badgers finished third in the district.
Rush Springs at Cashion
The Rush Springs Redskins are back in the postseason after missing out in 2018.
Under first-year head coach Mason Anthony, Rush Springs went 6-4 in the regular season and 3-3 in A-4, tying with Elmore City and Boone-Apache. Rush Springs finished second out of those three teams in district points to finish fourth in A-4.
The Redskins won their final two games of the regular season, outscoring Walters and Healdton 48-6 in those two games.
Cashion enters the postseason with a 9-0 record after winning the A-3 title. The Wildcats have won all of their games by double digits.
Cyril at Waurika
Cyril went 2-3 in District B-3 and 5-5 in the regular season and is now set to play Waurika on the road Friday.
The Pirates finished fourth in B-3 and have lost their last three games to opponents with a combined record of 23-7.
Waurika went 5-0 in B-4 to win its district and only lost once in the regular season. Waurika has won its last six games after a loss to Snyder.