“When we were able to get the turnovers and the capitalize on them with touchdowns, we were able to get the momentum and build on it,” first-year Santa Fe coach Lance Manning said. “I thought that was the difference in the game right there. As close as they were at times to coming back, that's tough to overcome.”
Edmond North did make things interesting at times, but never got closer than 10 points.
Edmond Santa Fe plays at Putnam City next week, but it will enter the playoffs with a chance for two home games regardless of that outcome.
“We've still gotta finish the regular season,” senior safety Conner Bays said. “We need to go get this last win and go from 1-9 to 9-1.”
But Friday's win has Edmond Santa Fe, which lost its only game in Week 2 to No. 1-ranked Midwest City, thinking higher than that.
“Tonight hasn't really even set in yet, because I've just been thinking about a state championship,” Hansen said. “A district championship, that's just a side deal that comes with it.”