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Oklahoma Class 6A-II football: How Bixby and Choctaw match up in the state championship game

Bixby's Braylin Presley rushes during the Oct. 2 regular season game between at Carl Albert. [SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN]
Bixby's Braylin Presley rushes during the Oct. 2 regular season game between at Carl Albert. [SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN]

No. 1 Bixby Spartans (10-0) vs. No. 2 Choctaw Yellowjackets (9-3)

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Wantland Stadium, 100 N University Dr, Edmond

Live streaming: Available via the NFHS Network


Bixby: Loren Montgomery (11th season)

Choctaw: Jake Corbin (4th season)

How they got here

Bixby: 63-27 against Del City, 49-20 against Midwest City

Choctaw: 20-7 against Putnam North, 38-35 against Stillwater

All-time record: Bixby leads, 1-0

Previous meeting: Bixby beat Choctaw, 24-13, in 2020 district play

State championship history

Bixby: Five titles in 13 appearances, last appearance in 2019

Choctaw: One title in one appearance, last appearance in 1960

Players to watch

Bixby: Braylin Presley, Jr., RB: There has arguably been no better player across the state this season than Presley. He’s dynamic in the return game, electric out of the backfield and dominant in space. If Presley gets going, watch out.

Choctaw: Steele Wasel, So., QB: Wasel is anything but a sophomore. His poise in the pocket, arm strength and decision making is up there with the best quarterbacks in the state. He’s a big reason why the Yellowjackets are in this position, and he’ll need to continue his stellar play.


Bixby: Eliminate little mistakes. Montgomery said it’s pivotal for the Spartans to limit penalties that will put his team behind the chains on offense and to not allow big plays on defense. Those little things have helped Bixby win five of the past six titles.

Choctaw: Stopping Braylin Presley. Corbin said his team will have a good opportunity if they can find a way to corral Presley early and prevent him from taking over. The Yellowjackets aren’t going to win on experience, but that hasn’t stopped them yet.

Cameron Jourdan, Staff writer

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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 ›