The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 1, 2012

Mustangs go for playoff berth


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. —  Pioneer can secure its first playoff spot since 2006 with a win. The winner will finish fourth in District A-3. Both teams are Cinderella stories. Pioneer started the season 0-7, but came back with wins over Carnegie and Crossings Christian. Minco has won its last three games after losing its first three district games. Minco quarterback Tyler Mitchum has thrown for 1,834 yards and 17 touchdowns. Pioneer quarterback Jett Jobe accounted for three touchdowns, including a 95-yard run against Crossings Christian. Minco leads the series 2-0, including a 62-14 win last season.

Chisholm (2-3, 5-4)  at Tonkawa (3-2, 4-4) — The victor goes to the playoffs. The loser stays home. Chisholm is seeking its first postseason appearance since 2002. Tonkawa leads the series 5-3 and has won the past four meetings.

Garber (6-2, 7-2) at Medford (1-7, 1-8) — Medford is coming off its first win of the season, 30-22 over Waukomis, last week. Garber has clinched third place in District B-1. The Wolverines have scored 140 points over the past two weeks. Medford leads the series 16-13 since 1970, but Garber won the last meeting, 12-6 in 2009.

Canton (2-6, 3-6) at Waukomis (0-8, 1-8) — Waukomis’ seniors play their last home game at Lovell Field. Canton allowed a season-high 67 points in a 67-34 loss to Pond Creek-Hunter last week. Canton leads the series 7-5.

Covington-Douglas (4-4, 5-4) at Seiling (3-5, 3-6) — Covington-Douglas, coming off an upset loss to Merritt last week, will need some help to make the playoffs. They must beat Seiling and hope Ringwood beats Merritt. Gage Smith has scored 22 touchdowns for Covington-Douglas. Seiling is coming off losses to Pond Creek-Hunter (47-6) and Laverne (50-0). The series is tied 1-1.

Cherokee (7-0, 9-0) at Kremlin-Hillsdale (2-5, 2-7) — The Chiefs, with a win, would assure themselves of their second undefeated regular season in the past three years. Cherokee clinched the District C-3 championship with a 64-16 win over Prue last week, the eighth time this season Cherokee has scored 50 or more points in a game this season. Josh Argraves has scored 17 touchdowns for the Chiefs. Tanner Bowman has scored 17 touchdowns, while passing for 13 more. Kremlin-Hillsdale leads the series 5-3 since 1988, but the Chiefs have won the past two meetings.



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Woodward (3-3, 4-5) at Clinton (5-1, 8-1) — Clinton, ranked No. 5 in 4A, is seeking its fourth -straight win. Woodward tries to bounce back from last week’s 38-15 loss to Elk City. The Boomers, though, are headed to the playoffs. Clinton has won the past nine meetings and lead the series 22-7 since 1973.

Marlow (4-5) at Kingfisher (9-0) — The Yellowjackets, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A, have shut out five straight opponents. Kingfisher has allowed only four touchdowns this season. Landon Nault has scored 22 touchdowns this season. Kingfisher has clinched the District 3A-1 championship. Kingfisher leads the series 3-1 since 1998.

Mooreland (3-3, 6-3) at Okeene (4-2, 5-4) — Mooreland could knock the Whippets out of the playoff picture by beating Okeene and having Hooker upset Texhoma. If Mooreland wins and Hooker loses, it’s a three-way tie for third and would be decided by the Arkansas Plan tiebreaker.  Okeene has 29 points, Hooker 22 and Mooreland minus 2. Okeene’s Trent Tucker has scored 16 touchdowns, while quarterback Scott Dobrinski has thrown for 10 scores and run for 12 more. A win would assure Okeene of its 13th-straight winning season. Mooreland is assured of its best season since 2005 (10-2). Okeene has won the past seven meetings and leads the series 27-4 since 1972.

Watonga (3-2, 5-4) at Carnegie (1-4, 1-8) — Carnegie has lost three straight. Watonga has clinched third in District A-3. The Eagles will try to come back from last week’s 47-7 loss to Crescent.

Crossings Christian (0-5, 1-7) at Cashion (5-0, 9-0) — The homestanding Wildcats are ranked No. 5 in Class A. Crossings Christian has lost seven straight since opening the season with a 33-13 win over Burns Flat-Dill City.

Pawnee (1-8)  at Crescent (8-1) — Non-district season finale. The Black Bears have lost seven straight since beating Hominy 28-6 the second week of the season. Crescent is ranked No. 7 in Class A and has clinched second in District A-3.



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Laverne (8-0, 9-0) at Pond Creek-Hunter (8-0, 9-0) — No.1 (Laverne) vs. No. 2 (Pond Creek-Hunter) for the District B-1 championship.  The series is tied 3-3 with Pond Creek-Hunter winning the last meeting, 32-28 last season. The loser hosts a first-round game, but would be projected to play at No. 3 Wetumka in the second round.

Ringwood (4-4, 5-4) at Merritt (4-4, 5-4) — Ringwood, to make the playoffs, must beat the Oilers and then hope Seiling can beat Covington-Douglas. The homestanding Oilers are in the playoffs with a win over the Red Devils, who are coming off a 72-20 loss to Garber last week. Ringwood has scored 46 or more points in all its five wins. They have allowed 54 of more point in their four losses. Merritt has allowed 46 or more points in its four losses. The Oilers upset a Quenten Thayer-less Covington-Douglas 48-14 last week. Ringwood leads the series 3-1, including a 35-8 win last year.

Boise City (1-6, 1-7) at Waynoka (1-6, 1-8) — The visiting Wildcats are trying to break a four-game losing streak. The Railroaders are trying to stop a four-game losing streak. The two teams have split the past four meetings.

Sharon-Mutual (6-1, 8-1) at Shattuck (3-4, 3-5) — Sharon-Mutual has clinched second place in District C-1. Shattuck, the defending state champion, won’t be going to the playoffs for the first time since 2001. Shattuck leads the series 11-3 since 1998.

Bartlesville Wesleyan (6-1, 7-2) at Timberlake (3-4, 3-6) — Bartlesville Wesleyan has clinched second place in District C-3. The Tigers were knocked out of the playoff picture last week in a 70-68 heartbeaking loss to Bluejacket last week. First losing season for the Tigers since a 3-7 mark in 2005. Timberlake leads the series 2-0.

Bluejacket (4-3, 6-3) at Carney (4-3, 5-4) — The two teams are playing for fourth place in District C-3. Bluejacket and Carney both have won four straight games.

DCLA (5-2, 6-3) at Prue (1-6, 2-7) — Prue has lost six straight since opening its district season with a 54-8 win over Claremore Christian. DCLA has scored 108 points in back-to-back wins over Claremore Christian (54-6) and Waynoka (54-8). The Eagles have gone eight straight games without throwing an interception. Lawson Thompson has scored 21 touchdowns this season and has thrown for 10 more.