Yukon coach Todd Wilson has always wanted to build the Millers into a regular playoff team. Heading into Friday's home game against U.S. Grant, Yukon needs just one win to lock up a postseason berth for the fourth straight year under Wilson — a significant achievement for the program.
Yukon went to the playoffs three straight years from 1996-98, including a state runner-up finish in 1997. But the team hasn't been to four straight postseasons in more than 40 years, the last such stretch coming under coach Rene Huckaba in 1966-69.
SCOVILL HOPING TO RETURN
Norman's No. 2 runner, Eric Scovill, has missed the entire cross country season with a stress fracture, but may run in Saturday's state cross country championships for the defending state champion Tigers.
Norman finished second to Edmond Memorial at Saturday's 6A regional. If Scovill can run pain-free this week, “we are going to cut him loose,” Norman coach Scott Monnard said.
Monnard is hoping Scovill can make a difference in the race for state championship.
“If we didn't think he could run under 17 on in the low 17s, we wouldn't be doing this,” Monnard said. “He is one of our most courageous runners.”
MEMORIAL'S HAMMOND WILL MISS STATE
Edmond Memorial, which won Saturday's 6A boys cross country regional in Norman, is without its No. 2 runner.
Seth Hammond, who missed the regional meet because of an illness, also will not run at the state meet Saturday in Edmond, said Edmond Memorial coach David Sammons.
“With him, we had a little cushion,” Sammons said. “We don't have wiggle room.”
The Bulldogs are looking for their first state cross country championship in eight years.
Edmond Memorial's top runner, Alex Shook, won the regional meet.
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