By Christian Favalora, Owasso Reporter

The third-down metric was a clear indicator in the October 13 matchup between Afton and Rejoice Christian, and with a potential playoff rematch, it could be a valuable predictor.

Afton, behind do-it-all quarterback Wil Amos, was difficult to stop on third down in Rejoice Stadium on Friday night, and Brent Marley’s Eagles were right at a 50 percent conversion rate.

How much did it matter in the end? Afton needed a blocked field goal to hang on to the win, but a completed pass on third down one snap earlier would have won Rejoice Christian the game. Read the full story on