By Ryan Horton
Choctaw to host Booker T. Washington
After a trip to Dallas followed with a bye week, Choctaw High School’s Yellowjackets return home this week.
The return home opens district play against one of the state’s top-ranked opponents, Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington.
Choctaw (2-1) will host the Hornets (3-0) Friday at 7 p.m. at Bill Jensen Field.
The theme for CHS Homecoming 2021 is “There’s no place like home,” and the Yellowjackets are confident they’ll once again defend Bill Jensen Field to a roaring crowd of Choctaw fans.
The Jackets are sitting on an 11-game home win streak as a Choctaw home crowd hasn’t seen defeat since September of 2019.
However, Choctaw will have to work for the win.
Booker T. is coming off a 64-13 victory over Class 5A’s Edison Prep (1-2).
Before that the Hornets topped Del City (2-1) 39-26 and Southmoore (0-3) by a score of 51-7.
Meanwhile, the Jackets defeated teams from Virginia and Arkansas to open the year before stumbling to lose by a touchdown to Dallas Jesuit during a trip to Texas.
This will be the sixth ever meeting of the two programs, and Choctaw’s looking to claim a second win over the perennial power.
This will be the first trip to Choctaw for the Hornets since the early 1990’s.
When Choctaw broke a 30-year playoff drought, Booker T. Washington was waiting in the first round. In 2014 and 2015 Tulsa Washington ended Choctaw’s postseason runs. When they met again last season Choctaw had a new look as the Jackets captured their first ever win over Booker T., 26-22.
Choctaw would roll on to the silver ball last season, and have eyes on the state title this year. Booker T. Washington is the first obstacle on that journey.
The annual Homecoming Parade will be Thursday beginning at 6 p.m.
This year the parade will go from Choctaw Creek Park to Choctaw High School.
The parade will begin inside Choctaw Creek Park and move south on Harper before turning west on NE 10th Street toward the high school.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday.
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