Entering Friday, the chances of Stillwater making the playoffs looked almost nonexistent.
Then the Pioneers beat Enid 43-27 and Sand Springs beat Owasso, 38-21, to keep their chances for the final spot in District 6A-1 alive.
“We may be jumping the gun a little bit, but we need to worry about getting the win more than anything else,” Stillwater coach Tucker Barnard said. “We're definitely excited about it, but to be quite honest, we didn't think the way things have been going we didn't see that as our identity.”
Stillwater (2-7, 2-4) will need some help, though, needing to gain 27 district points on Bartlesville, which plays Tulsa Washington on Friday. Stillwater needs to beat Owasso by at least 12 points, with Bartlesville then losing by 15, or the Pioneers need to win by 15 with Bartlesville losing by at least 12.
Tulsa Union, Tulsa Washington and Sand Springs have all locked up the other three spots.
ANADARKO'S JACKSON GETS WIN NO. 100
Anadarko coach Kent Jackson earned his 100th career victory Friday during the top-ranked Warriors' 56-7 rout of Weatherford, which also sealed the District 4A-1 championship.
“It was special, but it's more special to do it in my hometown,” Jackson said. “It's an honor to do it at Anadarko. It's a credit to outstanding kids and coaches.”
The Warriors (9-0, 6-0) got four touchdowns from running back RJ Sink, while quarterback Brandon Pollard accounted for three touchdowns — two passing and one rushing.
Jackson has spent the past 10 seasons at Anadarko after spending five years at Maud and one year at Dibble. Anadarko has not lost a home game or regular-season game since 2009.
LAWTON IKE'S MOANA PICKS HOUSTON
Lawton Eisenhower offensive lineman Michael Moana became the 26th player from the state to verbally commit to a Division I football program — a number that will still grow considerably by February.
Moana, 6-foot-3, 250 pounds, committed to Houston on Tuesday, then celebrated by helping the Eagles upset Putnam City North 47-7 Friday night.
Moana is ranked No. 29 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 recruit ranking list. Lawton Ike already has a presence at Houston, where former Eagle Adrian McDonald is a starter at defensive back.
SEALEY WAITING FOR TEST RESULTS, COULD PLAY FRIDAY
Lawton quarterback Dallas Sealey suffered a neck injury during Friday's 46-16 win against Mustang, sending him to the hospital.
But he was back on the sideline wearing a brace by the end of the game, Lawton coach Randy Breeze said, and there is a possibility he could play Friday against Norman.
“We'll keep him out of contact all week, but I think he'll be able to play Friday it looks like,” Breeze said.
Sealey is supposed to get test results back on Monday.
The third-ranked Wolverines clinched the District 6A-4 title Friday, but Sealey said he wants to play on Senior Night.
COACHES PICK ALL-STATE VOLLEYBALL TEAMS
The three state volleyball champions produced five All-State selections on the coaches' teams, which were announced this week by the Oklahoma Coaches Association.
The Edmond Santa Fe duo of Kaleo Kanahele and Bailey Otto were selected to the Large West team, along with a couple of historic selections. Dani Chase of Yukon and Amy Serowski of Southmoore became the first All-State volleyball selections for their young programs.
Three state champions will team up for the Small West, with Bradi Ryan and Lindsey Grace from Class 5A champion Heritage Hall, along with Jordan Hagood of 4A champ Mount St. Mary.
The All-State matches will be held during All-State week July 27-Aug. 1, 2014, in the Tulsa area. All-State coaches will be named in December.
Here are the OCA All-State volleyball rosters:
Large West: Alissa Benson, Edmond North; Rachel Manriquez, Edmond North; Kaleo Kanahele, Edmond Santa Fe; Bailey Otto, Edmond Santa Fe; Chloe Cordell, Enid; McKayla Benner, Norman North; Amy Serowski, Southmoore; Dani Chase, Yukon.
Large East: Leslie Atherton, Tulsa Kelley; Josie Gandall, Tulsa Kelley; Sarah Jones, Owasso; Carley Geer, Stillwater; Stefani Nell, Jenks; Kassidy Franks, Tulsa Washington; Tyeece Buchanan, Tulsa Union; Megan Thomas, Tulsa Union.
Small West: Bradi Ryan, Heritage Hall; Lindsey Grace, Heritage Hall; Chloe Strickland, Christian Heritage; Sydney Downing, Oklahoma Bible; Jessie Heiden, Deer Creek; Olivia Bailey, Bethany; Jordan Hagood, Mount St. Mary; Madison Eyster, Weatherford; Brooklyn Sullins, Cache; Samantha Grubb, Elgin.
Small East: Eilise Dixon, Cascia Hall; Anna Bowman, Lincoln Christian; Megan Doran, Victory Christian; Gillian Tinnin, Tahlequah; Rachel Pack, Coweta; Samantha Feemster, Catoosa; Kalynn Thorp, Verdigris; Brittany Hadlock, Rejoice Christian; Audrey Ballou, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Roxanne Brown, Metro Christian.