Home sweet home
There was a different atmosphere around the Lawton High School football fieldhouse Tuesday and for good reason; the Wolverines got a little assistance from Edmond Memorial and now there is a chance that they can still finish second in District 6A-4 and host a playoff game.
And, when LHS hosts home playoff games, good things often happen.
"There was a story in a magazine last week that included an interesting statistic that said we have won 12 of our last 15 home playoff games," head coach Randy Breeze said. "I hadn't even thought about that. I knew we had been pretty good but I didn't know it was that good.
"That's why I tell our players all season how important it is to win a district title because that gives you the opportunity to host two playoff games. This year we can't win the district Edmond Santa Fe has is locked up but we can sure come in second and that would give us at least one home playoff game.
"That is always a great reward for your kids and fans; to host a playoff game and we're determined to do everything in our power to make it happen."
The path to the runner-up spot will include wins against Mustang this Friday and then next week against Norman. The Wolverines are currently tied for third with Edmond Memorial at 3-2, while Norman is second at 4-1. If LHS can beat Mustang it would clinch at least third or fourth. There are a couple of scenarios where LHS might even reach the playoffs with two losses, but that is something the coach wants to avoid.
"We need to go out and get this win Friday and not worry about all that," he said. "We still have our eyes on that runner-up spot and to do that we have to play well against Mustang and find a way to beat them. Then we can think about Norman."