High school football: Kingfisher has anticipated rematch with Blanchard

The Yellowjackets, who lost to Blanchard in last season's Class 3A state championship game, have been thinking about getting another shot at the Lions since last December.
by Scott Wright Published: December 18, 2013

KINGFISHER — The OSSAA's decision to play the Class 3A championship football game two days early was a welcome change in Kingfisher.

The second-ranked Yellowjackets are playing in their third title game in four years, and Thursday night's showdown with No. 1 Blanchard couldn't have arrived quickly enough.

The rematch of last year's title game, which Blanchard won 28-21, has been lingering in the back of the Yellowjackets' minds all year.

“We feel like we've been preparing for this game since December of last year,” said Kingfisher defensive end Gatlin Squires. “They've hit us in the mouth a couple times over the last two years, and we want to hit them in the mouth.”

Kingfisher and Blanchard will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, to be broadcast on Fox Sports Oklahoma.

Last year, Kingfisher was the favorite heading into the game. The loss — along with the attitude of the current senior class — has led to some changes for the Yellowjackets this season.

“It's not that we didn't have fun with those guys last year, because we did. But every senior class is different, and this year has been a lot of fun,” Kingfisher coach Jeff Myers said.

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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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