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Mac plays for playoff spot; LHS, Ike play for pride

At times this season, many wondered if all three city schools would miss the football playoffs.

With a win against Duncan tonight, MacArthur could answer that with a resounding “No”.

The Highlanders (4-4, 3-2) currently sit in fourth place in District 5A-1, just ahead of Duncan. If Mac can’t beat the Demons tonight, Brett Manning’s squad would be guaranteed a playoff spot and could play El Reno for third place in the season finale next week.

Unfortunately for Eisenhower (2-6, 2-3) and Lawton High (4-4, 1-4), the postseason simply wasn’t in the cards this year. All they can do is to play spoiler this week as Ike hosts No. 2 Carl Albert and Lawton High visits No. 3 Del City.

All three games are set for 7 p.m. kickoffs.

Mac focused on slowing down Duncan’s speed

On paper, MacArthur and Duncan are built similarly. Both have players at the skill positions with top-level speed. Duncan’s receiver tandem of Jai’Vion Dangerfield and Roderick Standokes has given Mac coach Brett Manning and his staff headaches for years, and he said he’s not exactly upset that both are seniors.

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