Braden Weaver (Joshua Cleary/Prep Hoops).

Posted On: 01/29/21 8:44 AM

Below is a list of games to watch Friday night.

(6A) No. 8 Broken Arrow @ No. 9 Bixby - 8 p.m.

Tyler PinderTylerPinder6'2" | PGBroken Arrow | 2021StateOK (left) and Aaron JohnsonAaronJohnson6'2" | CGBroken Arrow | 2022StateOK (Joshua Cleary/Prep Hoops).

The East-side playoff bracket is loaded with talent this season. Due to Sapulpa’s exit from 6A to 5A, four teams, rather than three -- Putnam City West, Del City, Norman North and Midwest City -- will head to that side of the state to balance the bracket, which could result in some of the best teams from the 918 being left out come March.

Because of that, the implications of Friday night’s game between Broken Arrow and Bixby could be mega. Parker FriedrichsenParkerFriedrichsen6'1" | SGBixby | 2023StateOK has led the Spartans to their best start in some time, exceeding expectations and busting through tournament brackets on the way. Meanwhile, Anthony AllenAnthonyAllen6'4" | SFBroken Arrow | 2022StateOK is back-in-action for Broken Arrow, and adding his post presence to a roster stacked with guard talent -- George McCurdyGeorgeMcCurdy6'2" | PGBroken Arrow | 2021StateOK, Tyler PinderTylerPinder6'2" | PGBroken Arrow | 2021StateOK, Ian GoldenIanGolden6'1" | PGBroken Arrow | 2021StateOK, Aaron JohnsonAaronJohnson6'2" | CGBroken Arrow | 2022StateOK and more -- may be the

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