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October 7, 2012

Monday Morning Quarterback: Week 6

DUNCAN — Every Monday during the high school football season, I will take some time to examine the week that was.

Real Measuring Stick

After five weeks, we only had a faint idea of where Duncan stood in Class 5A: somewhere in the enormous gap between winless Capitol Hill and top-ranked Guthrie.

After six weeks, we finally have a good idea of where they stand thanks to a 28-14 win over rival Ardmore, which, like Duncan, has hovered just outside the top 10 in the Oklahoma AP poll.

  But the win did more than clear things up for spectators, it all but assured Duncan a spot in the playoffs. The next step is finishing in the top two in the district and securing a home playoff game. Also vying for the top two spots (and the district title) are Lawton MacArthur and Del City.

MacArthur comes to Duncan on Friday for homecoming, and two weeks later Duncan will travel to play Del City in a game Ardmore coach Doug Wendel told me he thinks the Demons can win.

Empire, meanwhile, continued to show they are legit.

The Bulldogs had already proved that with a narrow win over Rush Springs a few weeks ago, and they proved it again Friday with a lopsided win over Healdton.


Go Go Gadget Plays

Area coaches are showing no fear when it comes to digging deep into their playbooks this season.

Last week Duncan running back Je’Mario McCoy threw a 25 yard touchdown on a halfback pass and Waurika’s Mason Wilkerson completed a 67-yard lob on a halfback pass.

The Demons took it a step further Friday as senior Jack Braught faked a punt, then faked a handoff before breaking off a 46-yard touchdown run that had everyone on Duncan’s sideline going crazy.

I, for one, hope this trend continues and inspires even more gadget plays. Honestly, what is more exciting than a good trick play?

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Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

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