Plenty on the line in final Edlam showdown

by Ryan Aber Published: October 20, 2012
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Manning doesn't expect a letdown from his team, though, even if Memorial's recent success hadn't heightened their awareness of the Bulldogs' explosiveness.

“I understand why it would be easy to think that, but I don't think that would be a problem with this team,” Manning said. “They didn't have a letdown last year in games like this, and Memorial is a big game no matter what is at stake.”

There is plenty at stake in this one, though, on both sides.

For Santa Fe, it's a district championship.

The Wolves need one win over the last two weeks — they finish the season at Choctaw — to claim a second consecutive district title.

For Memorial, it's a chance at its first playoff berth since 2010.

The Bulldogs can clinch a playoff spot with a win against Santa Fe and one to close the season against a one-win Putnam City West team, although winning one of the two gives the Bulldogs a solid chance to get in on a tiebreaker.

“It's my goal to keep them calm, keep it in perspective and keep doing what we've been doing so we can give ourselves a chance to win this game,” Meredith said. “Of course, it's a huge game to our kids. Edmond is such a competitive city and school district.”

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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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