One of the most highly-anticipated Oklahoma high school matchups of the year, Union and Owasso will renew what is quickly becoming a rivalry in Week 4. Last season, Owasso defeated Union, 21-14, in the 6A Division I state championship.
Seeking Revenge but also a .500 Record
Obviously, the biggest storyline entering this matchup is whether Union will be able to exact revenge for last year’s championship game loss. Not only did Owasso knock off Union in the title game, but the defeat ended a run of Union and Jenks winning every 6A Division I title for 16 years.
Impressively, Owasso beat Jenks in the semifinals before capturing the championship against Union.
But both programs would be wise not to reflect too much on last year’s title game. Both Union and Owasso enter this week at 1-2, so while the winner will get back to .500, the loser will fall to a very disappointing 1-3.
Players to Watch
G Ricky Stromberg – Union
Standing at 6-foot-3 and 320 pounds, Stromberg will be the top-ranked college prospect on the field in this game, which will be full of college talent. Stromberg is the No. 14 player in Oklahoma and a top 60 guard nationally in the 2019 recruiting class.
He committed to Tulsa in June.
— Ricky stromberg (@Stromburski) June 25, 2018
QB Peyton Thompson – Union
While Stromberg is the highest-rated prospect according to 247Sports, several of his teammates, including Thompson, aren’t far behind him. As the No. 15 Oklahoma prospect in the 2019 class, Thompson has received offers from Eastern Michigan and Columbia.
He has also received interest from a few Power 5 schools such as Arkansas, Missouri and Baylor.
— Union Football (@UnionFootball) September 8, 2018
QB Will Kuehne – Owasso
An intriguing subplot in this game is the two quarterbacks. Keuhne and Thompson are the top two ranked pro-styled quarterbacks in Oklahoma according to 247Sports. Kuehne is the No. 21 Oklahoma prospect in the 2019 recruiting class.
On June 19, he committed to North Texas.
— Will Kuehne (@Will_Kuehne17) June 19, 2018
RB Darius Boone – Union
However, the quarterbacks aren’t the only skilled positions to watch. College scouts consider Boone one of the best running backs in the state and is the No. 22 Oklahoma recruit in the 2019 class.
Boone committed to Eastern Michigan in June.
— Darius Boone Jr. (@KiddoBoonie) June 26, 2018
How to Watch
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