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Oklahoma high school football: The Oklahoman’s 2020 state title picks for Classes 6A-I to 2A

Owasso celebrates after defeating Jenks for the Class 6A-1 state championship last season in Edmond. [Alonzo Adams/For The Oklahoman]
Owasso celebrates after defeating Jenks for the Class 6A-1 state championship last season in Edmond. [Alonzo Adams/For The Oklahoman]

The Oklahoman’s high school beat writers Cameron Jourdan, Nick Sardis and James D. Jackson make their high school football state title picks for Classes 6A-I to 2A.

Class 6A-I

Cameron Jourdan: Owasso. With a strong defense and balanced offense, the Rams will win consecutive titles and their third in four years.

Nick Sardis: Owasso. The defending champion has rolled this year, winning each game by at least 11 points.

James D. Jackson: Owasso. The Rams don’t post many weaknesses, if any. There isn’t a team that can beat them if they aren’t making mistakes.

Class 6A-II

Jourdan: Bixby. Junior Braylin Presley has emerged as one of the state’s best players and he will propel the Spartans to title No. 6.

Sardis: Bixby. The Spartans have won two consecutive state titles and haven’t lost a game since 2018.

Jackson: Bixby. With some of the best athletes in the state, there doesn’t seem to be a team that can stop Bixby’s reign.

Class 5A

Jourdan: Carl Albert. The Titans have found their form in the second half of the season and are poised to win their fifth straight title.

Sardis: Carl Albert. The Titans are 7-1 and have shown they have what it takes to win their fifth consecutive state championship.

Jackson: Carl Albert. The Titans have proven they are a mismatch for Class 5A teams. They’ll achieve the "drive for five." 

Class 4A

Jourdan: Wagoner. The Bulldogs know how to win, and their defense will be a test for every playoff opponent.

Sardis: Wagoner. The Bulldogs posted five shutouts in the regular season and haven’t allowed more than 14 points in a game.

Jackson: Wagoner. With a stingy defense that led them to an undefeated regular season, the Bulldogs have shown they are the best in Class 4A.

Class 3A

Jourdan: Tulsa Holland Hall. With standout defensive lineman Owen Ostroski leading the way, the Dutch will come away victorious.

Sardis: Tulsa Holland Hall. Its defense has been outstanding, allowing just 27 points over eight games.

Jackson: Heritage Hall. The Chargers are a resilient team. That will work wonders for them on the way to the championship.

Class 2A

Jourdan: Vian. The Wolverines have numerous athletes that can make plays and a championship-caliber defense. They’ll make up for last season’s shortcoming.

Sardis: Vian. The Wolverines, who lost in the state title game last year, have arguably the best defense in Class 2A.

Jackson: Vian. The Wolverines look more than ready to take the next step and finish the job after falling short last season.

Cameron Jourdan

Cameron Jourdan joined The Oklahoman in March 2019 to cover high school sports. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He had an internship with The Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in a... Read more ›

Nick Sardis

Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. Born and raised in Norman, he played baseball at Norman North High School and is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›

James Jackson

James D. Jackson joined The Oklahoman in January 2020 to cover high school sports. He a University of Central Oklahoma graduate. During his time at UCO, James served as a sports reporter and Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Vista.... Read more ›