Local 6-man teams stay in the hunt

The Arickaree football team picked up a key win last Friday at home, rolling past the Otis Bulldogs, 52-33, in a battle of highly-ranked 6-man teams.
Arickaree now has one more challenge before them before entering the postseason, concluding the regular season Friday against top-ranked Stratton.
Otis, meanwhile, has picked up a non-league game Friday against Walsh, as its original opponent, Flagler, has forfeited the rest of its season. Walsh is 3-5 overall. It will provide the Bulldogs an opportunity to get back on the winning track after losing its last two games.
Arickaree is 7-1 overall, 4-1 in A-6 League 2, heading into Friday’s season finale at Stratton, 8-0, 5-0. They have moved up to No. 4 in the Rating Percentage Index, and are No. 3 this week in the Top 10 (CHSAANow.com poll). Otis, 6-2 overall and 3-2 in League 2, is No. 5 in the RPI and No. 5 in the Top 10.
Both definitely will open the playoffs at home, but both also might end up on the same side of the bracket as Stratton.
Arickaree can have an impact on that if the Bison can pull off the upset on Friday.
They definitely had their way with a strong Otis team last Friday on their home field, racing out to a 22-6 lead in the first quarter. The Bison kept it going in the second quarter, leading 38-6 at halftime. Otis made it a bit more interesting in the second half, outscoring the home team 27-14, but it was not nearly enough.
Arickaree’s Logan Wright again had himself another huge game, accounting for 375 total yards. The senior ran for 230 yards and five touchdowns on 20 carries, and completed five of 10 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns. The TD passes were for 50 yards to Jacob Jefferson and 30 yards to Dillon Noletubby for 30. Bryce Shaffer had three catches for 65 yards. Jefferson and Jake King both ran for 12 yards.
Defensively, Zarron Skubal was in on 17 total tackles, Austin Wright 16, L. Wright 16, Hayden Page 16, Shaffer 14, King 12, Nic Hermes 11, and Jefferson and Noletubby five each.
Otis statistics were not available.