Getting his kicks: Enid kicker Levi Coon is just two field goals away from tying the all-time school record. Coon has booted nine field goals. The record (11) is shared by Jonathan Peterson and Marty Moulton.

For starters: Enid made only minor adjustments to the starting lineup for tonight’s playoff game at Booker T. Washington.

Justin Glenn will start at running back, but Jesse Pitts will see time there as well.

In the defensive secondary, Brett Kenaga will start at free safety, but Austin Box is expected to get significant time there.

Ball hawks: Enid’s defense will be looking to intercept its 25th pass of the season, which would tie a single-season school record. Linebacker Dylan Smith leads the team with six interceptions.

Muskogee vs. Union: One of the featured games in the first round of the playoffs will be Muskogee against defending state champion Tulsa Union.

It will be a rematch of a Week 3 game in which Muskogee beat Union 21-7.

Despite an 8-2 record, the Roughers finished fourth in 6A-4.

Muskogee is coached by Matt Hennesy, a member of Enid’s 1983 state championship team.

Coach’s quote I: “We are where we want to be, going into the first round of the playoffs. We are playing our best football. Everybody is jacked up. Our confidence is very high. You don’t want to go into the playoffs with everybody tired of the season. And that’s not the case with us. If you don’t watch it, in Week 7, 8 and 9, you can wear a team out. You want the team going into the playoffs thinking, hey, this is fun. Let’s keep playing.” — Enid coach Tom Cobble.

Coach’s quote II: “This is a game where we have to bring our ‘A’ game. If we play our best and they play their best, the game will come down to breaks and penalties. But we can’t be at 75 percent of our best and win.” — Cobble.

Coach’s quote III: “We’re going over there feeling like we have a great chance to win, and we’re expecting that. If you go over there thinking any other way, you are going to get smoked. And it’s not a fake feeling. It’s a real feeling with our players and coaches that if we (play well), we will have a chance to win the football game.” — Cobble.

Getting there: Take the Cimarron Turnpike to Tulsa. Veer left onto the I-244 East/U.S. 412 exit toward Joplin. Merge onto U.S. 75 North toward Bartlesville. Exit on Peoria Ave. Go north on Peoria Avenue, and turn right on E. Woodrow Place. The school is located at 1631 E. Woodrow Pl. Visitors sit on the east side of S.E. Williams Stadium.

Extra points: Tonight’s game is the 1,006th in Enid history. Enid has a record of 559-400-46 since 1908. ... Enid is healthy going into the game. Enid’s only significant injury is defensive tackle Noni Fakavai, who has been sidelined with a broken foot. ... Washington coach Antowain Jimmerson is in his seventh season as head coach after serving as an assistant for seven years on Alan Trimble’s staff at Jenks. Jimmerson, 37, played linebacker at Tulsa. ... On defense, Washington starts sophomores at linebacker, strong safety and cornerback. On offense, the Hornets start a sophomore at tight end and freshmen at center and tackle. ... Enid had a team dinner at Golden Corral on Thursday.

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