DUNCAN — Every Monday during football season, I will take some time to examine the week that was.
Bring on “football weather”
I’m still waiting for a night of true football weather.
We’ve had a night of cool weather, and there have been a couple nights where it has gotten misty, but there hasn’t been a real nasty fall night yet. You know, the kind of cold, wet autumn Friday night that every football fan hates and loves at the same time.
When I think of late-season high school football, I conjure images of players standing on the sideline in mud-soaked uniforms cheering on their teammates, who try to keep their footing as they slog away in the trenches.
Here’s the bright side — well, actually, the partially cloudy side—Friday’s forecast (for now) calls for highs in the 50s and a chance of rain.
Hungry for more
Duncan, Empire and Velma-Alma secured spots in the postseason on Thursday, but none of them are satisfied yet.
The Demons have made no secret that their goal this season is to win a district championship. Despite a district loss to Lawton MacArthur, that goal is still within reach, though it will require a huge performance on Friday. Duncan not only needs to beat Del City, but it needs to win by at least two touchdowns, so that if there is a three-way tie between Del City, MacArthur and Duncan for the district title, they could have an edge in a tiebreaker.
Empire had its targets set on a district championship as it hosted Ringling on Friday night. Ringling’s win, though, all but assured it the title. Now that the title is out the window, you can bet the Bulldogs are reassessing their goals and are now locking in on a runner-up finish and a home game in the first round of the playoffs.
Standing in Empire’s way is Velma-Alma, which is also looking for the runner-up spot, which could very well be decided on Friday as the Bulldogs and Comets square off.