FRONTIER — Even though they are on the brink of elimination, Welch boys’ coach Josh Schertz likes the chances of his Wildcats today against Glencoe.
“This is a winable ballgame,” he said. “We let Barnsdall slip away. Our backs are against the wall, but if we get past this one, we have a good chance to win two more.”
The Wildcats and Glencoe (13-13) square off at 3 p.m. in an elimination game at the Class A Area I sub-regional here.
The Welch girls face Davenport in another elimination game at 1:30 p.m.
Afton hosts the Class A Area III sub-regional.
Afternoon elimination games pit the Oaks and Cave Springs girls at 1:30 p.m. and the Oaks (7-9) and Gans (5-13) boys at 3 p.m.
Afton’s girls (20-2), ranked 11th by OKRankings.com, squares off against Gans (14-8) at 6:30 p.m.
The No. 15th Afton boys (17-4) tackle Arkoma (14-10) at 8 p.m.
Both Afton teams are 5-0 at home.
The survivors move on to the main regional site at Preston.
Bluejacket’s boys (2-16) face Deer Creek-Lamont (11-9) in a 3 p.m. Class B Area III regional elimination game at Shidler.
DCLA is coached by Micheal Thompson, vice president of the Oklahoma Eight-Man Football Coaches Association, which stages its annual all-star game in Miami in July.
Quapaw hosts Wyandotte on Friday in the Class 2A Area III District 1 tournament.
Then on Saturday, Commerce hosts Fairland in 2A Area III District 4 play. Those two schools wrapped up the regular season at Commerce on Tuesday, with the CHS girls and FHS boys posting close wins.
The Welch boys suffered a 54-51 loss at Barnsdall in district play. Glencoe lost to Frontier 63-47.
“They’re not Barnsdall, but they have played Frontier (Class A No. 9), Coyle (A No. 10) twice, Ripley (A No. 8) and Garber (B, No. 3),” Schertz said. “They’re in a tough conference with a lot of top 12 teams.
“We think we can pressure them because they have a couple of young guards,” he said.
A win by the Wildcats sends them to the main regional site at Morrison.