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Oklahoma Class C football: How Timberlake and Tyrone match up in the state championship game

No. 1 Timberlake Tigers (12-0) vs. No. 2 Tyrone Bobcats (10-2)

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Ranger Field, 709 Oklahoma Blvd, Alva

Live streaming: Available via the NFHS Network


Timberlake: Brian Severin (27th season)

Tyrone: Josh Bell (18th season)

How they got here

Timberlake: 50-30 against Waynoka, 38-12 against Buffalo

Tyrone: 47-0 against Temple, 61-6 against Fox, 78-68 against Midway, 60-32 against Mt. View-Gotebo

All-time record: Timberlake leads, 4-3

Previous meeting: Timberlake beat Tyrone, 54-6, in 2019 district play

State championship history

Timberlake: One state title in two appearances, last appearance in 2009

Tyrone: One state title in three appearances, last appearance in 1974

Player to watch

Timberlake: J.J. Pippen, Jr., RB/LB: Since coming on as a freshman, Pippen has done nothing but shine for Timberlake. His versatility in all phases, whether it’s running the ball or making plays defensively, has been key all season.

Tyrone: Rylan Johnson, Jr., RB/LB: Johnson has put everything on his shoulders to help the Bobcats make a deep run. He had recorded 42 total touchdowns offensively and 102.5 tackles on defense.


Timberlake: Keep it simple. Severin said Timberlake needs to focus on not turning the ball over and avoiding penalties. Tyrone is one of the most athletic teams Timberlake has faced this season, so doing the little things well could go a long way.

Tyrone: Embracing the underdog role. Tyrone has pulled upsets against undefeated teams in consecutive weeks to reach the championship game. Timberlake comes into the game as the favorite, but that’s OK to a Bobcat team that embraces being the underdog.

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 ›