BLUEJACKET – For the sixth straight year, Bluejacket is gearing up for post-season play.
First up for the Chieftains: Midway, which finished third in District C-4.
“They are athletic and have got some speed,” Bluejacket head coach Ronnie Simmons said. “What we’ve seen of them on film, they are just not real consistent. Sometimes they like to chuck it deep every time and sometimes they like to hand it off because they’ve got a pretty good tailback.”
The Chargers are 5-5, 5-2 in District C-4.
They opened season with losses to South Coffeyville, Depew and Arkoma then put together streaks where they won three of four games on two different occasions.
Midway finished on a roll, winning by forfeit over Bokoshe and then topping Paoli 24-6 last Friday night.
“We saw them at a team camp,” Simmons said. “I think our district was quite a bit tougher than theirs.”
The Chargers finished third in district play. They tied with Webbers Falls at 5-2, but placed third thanks to a 50-26 victory in Week 5.
Bluejacket’s lone loss was a 74-28 drubbing at the hands of top-ranked Pond Creek-Hunter.
The Chieftains have outscored the opposition 468-174.
Quarterback Coy McGlasson has completed 65 of 100 passes for 1,780 yards and 21 TDs with five interceptions in only six games.
Junior running back Ethan Sajulga has gained 1,136 yards on 87 carries. He’s scored 15 times.
McGlasson has 275 yards, followed by Tyson Ballard with 272 and Dakotah Bro, 189.
Kawlin Rogers has been the Chieftains’ leading receiver with 22 catches for 437 yards and seven TDs.
Sajulga has 15 catches for 553 and six TDs. Jake Adamson has snagged 14 completions for 277 yards and six scores while James Walters has 11 for 313 and three TDs.
“I would rather be Regent Prep right now than where we’re at because we’ve got Tipton in the second round,” Simmons said. “Regent wouldn’t get them until the semifinals. But it is what it is. You’ve got to beat No. 1 and No. 2. We’ve already played the No. 1 team (Pond Creek-Hunter) and we would get No. 2 if we play well on Friday.”
This is the first meeting between the teams since 2011, when the Chargers claimed a 54-8 decision.
Midway owns an 8-0 advantage over the Chieftains dating back to 2004.
Bluejacket had won the first three meetings in a rivalry that began in 1997.