Plenty on the line in final Edlam showdown

by Ryan Aber Published: October 20, 2012
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Three weeks ago, it looked like the final Edlam game of the season would be a clunker.

Edmond Santa Fe was rolling and Edmond Memorial was reeling.

Memorial seemed destined for a second consecutive season outside the playoffs after an 0-5 start, while Santa Fe was playing like it was expected to before the season — as one of the top teams in Class 6A.

Three weeks later, Santa Fe continues to roll after Friday's big win against Norman that pushed the Wolves to the brink of a district championship.

Memorial, though, has turned things around in a big way.

The Bulldogs have won three consecutive games, beating Mustang, Choctaw and Southmoore to get to the brink of a playoff berth.

With two games left — including Friday's Edlam matchup against Santa Fe at Wantland Stadium — Memorial is in a three-way fight with Southmoore and Lawton for two playoff spots.

“Finally in the Mustang game, we had some momentum and we were able to get rolling,” Memorial coach Justin Meredith said. “We were able to keep that going, and once we won that game, we got on a roll.”

Meredith expected his young team to have some growing pains early in the season, especially with a schedule that included Edmond North, Deer Creek, Lawton and Norman in the first half of the season.

“They're really playing well right now,” Santa Fe coach Lance Manning said. “They've been on a huge roll lately.”

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by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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