BLUEJACKET — Regent Preparatory School catches Bluejacket at a good time in a battle of top 5 eight-man football teams Thursday night.
This will be the second straight week the Chieftains have played on a Thursday.
Last week it was because Deer Creek-Lamont had issues with lining up referees.
This week, it’s because of fall break.
All of the games involving area teams will be played on Thursday, Oct. 19: Miami at Oologah, Wyandotte at Caney Valley, Foyil at Afton, Oklahoma Union at Commerce, Quapaw at Barnsdall and Covington Douglas at Welch.
Fairland is idle.
The only blemish on Regent Prep’s record came in a wild 74-56 loss to No.1-ranked Pond Creek-Hunter.
In its other two district games, fourth-ranked Regent — located in Tulsa — has scored 66 on Deer Creek-Lamont and 63 on Covington-Douglas in shutout wins.
“They are really good,” Bluejacket head coach Ronnie Simmons said. “They scored 58 points on Pond Creek (the most the Eagles have allowed in a game since 2014). They’ve been putting up 60 points in a half. They are going to catch us at a good time for them because we have some kids out. We have some young kids in the secondary.
“We will have to step up and play.”
Third-ranked Bluejacket (7-0 and 4-0) is averaging 55.3 points per game. It got a season-high 68 against Deer Creek last week.
“We will have to run something different at them,” Simmons said of Regent Prep. “They are hard to prepare for. We are going to slow it down, run the clock and try to get into the fourth quarter with a tight ballgame with them.”