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High school notebook: Stillwater controls own destiny vs. Tulsa Union

Stillwater is unbeaten in District 6A-4 and now has an opportunity to win the district championship in a Week 10 showdown with Tulsa Union.
BY JASON KERSEY AND SCOTT WRIGHT Published: October 29, 2011

Stillwater beat Bartlesville 55-41 on Friday to stay unbeaten in District 6A-4 and keep its chances for the district title alive.

The Pioneers (8-1, 6-0) now have an opportunity to win the district championship in their Week 10 showdown with perennial football power Tulsa Union (8-1, 5-1).

If Union wins, it throws the district into a three-way tie with Owasso, which beat Union but lost to Stillwater.

“It's been the goal all along to at least have it up to us,” Stillwater coach Tucker Barnard said. “As long as we keep winning, we'll be able to achieve all of our goals.

“As soon as you lose, then you take it out of your hands and need other people to win, and you start worrying about who wins by how many points.”

Harrah chasing home playoff bid

When they visit Glenpool in Week 10, the Harrah Panthers potentially will be playing for something they haven't accomplished in 17 years — a home playoff berth.

The Friday night victory over Cleveland, 36-31, assured Harrah of a playoff spot.

With a Cleveland win over Douglass this week, the District 4A-2 title could still be within the Panthers' reach, but regardless, a victory at Glenpool will assure Harrah of a home playoff game.

Harrah's last home playoff berth came in 1994, when it defeated Blackwell 27-0. The Panthers lost at Okmulgee 7-0 the next week.

Harrah is currently 8-1, and last year's team went 8-3. The 1994 squad was also the last Panther team to win more than eight games, going 10-2.

Lindsay wins seventh straight

After an 0-2 start, Lindsay's season has taken a significant turn for the better.

The Leopards have won seven straight, including Friday's 48-36 win over previously undefeated Frederick.

The win did not, however, seal up the District 2A-3 title. In Week 10, Lindsay hosts Comanche, which is tied for second place in the district race with Frederick. A Comanche victory and Frederick win at Cordell would set up a three-way tie for the top spot.

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