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High school notebook: Stillwater still has playoff chance

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.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: November 2, 2013

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 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 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.


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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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