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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Wolves to host Ponca City’s Wildcats for homecoming

  • Shawnee looks for its first home win of the season with a 7 p.m. kickoff Friday against Ponca City’s Wildcats.
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  • Shawnee looks for its first home win of the season with a 7 p.m. kickoff Friday against Ponca City’s Wildcats.
     
    The Wolves, who also will celebrate homecoming Friday, are 1-1 with a season-opening road win (14-7) over Bishop McGuinness and a home-opening loss (41-21) to Deer Creek. Homecoming festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m.
     
    This is the second game of a three-game homestand for the Wolves. Next week, they will open District 5A-3 play against visiting Tulsa Memorial.
     
    Ponca City is 0-2 with losses to Sapulpa (48-7) and Guthrie (62-13).
     
    Shawnee fell to Ponca City in 2011, 24-6, but bounced back to top the Wildcats 28-20 last year.
     
    The Wolves have accumulated an offensive total thus far of 702 yards, including 430 via the pass. Quarterback John Jacobs, through two games, is 36-for-68 with three interceptions, and 302 of those yards came last week versus Deer Creek.
     
    Jacobs, who is averaging 11.9 yards per completion, has thrown two touchdown passes — both against Deer Creek and both to Cole Humphrey.
     
    The Wolves have a two-game rushing total of 272 yards on 73 attempts — an average of 3.73 yards per carry. Shawnee has scored with the rush three times — all by Jacobs.
     
    In other Tri-County games Friday, Tecumseh will seek out its first win of the season with a trip to Little Axe. The Savages have fallen by identical scores, 35-7, to both Noble and Seminole.
     
    Little Axe sits at 2-0 with a shutout win over Santa Fe South (44-0) and a narrow win over Lexington (29-28). Tecumseh was the victor versus Little Axe in 2012, 41-7.
     
    Seminole’s Chieftains will host McLoud’s Redskins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, while Bethel goes to Madill. Seminole and McLoud are both undefeated at 2-0, and Bethel will try to break out of an 0-2 slump that includes losses to McLoud and Dickson.
     
    Seminole’s wins are against Lincoln Christian and Tecumseh, and McLoud was a 27-21 victor last week over Perkins-Tryon. The Chieftains defeated McLoud last year, 62-24.
     
    Bethel fell to Madill in 2012, 42-21.
     
    Unbeaten Meeker will go to Wayne for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff Friday. The Bulldogs dropped season-opening opponent and Lincoln County Rival Prague, 41-13, before hammering host Wewoka 37-7 last week.
     
    Wayne is 1-1 after falling 43-0 last week to Minco.
     
    Maud, the Tri-County area’s only other unbeaten team, will continue District C-4 play at 7:30 p.m. Friday against visiting Arkoma. The Tigers, 2-0 overall, are 1-0 in their district with last week’s 57-14 win at Midway.
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    Arkoma’s Mustangs — 56-6 victims against Maud in 2012 — are 1-1 with a 62-38 loss to Keota and a 66-28 win versus Bokoshe.
     
    Chandler, 1-1 after topping Stroud and falling to Kingfisher, will go to Harrah. Harrah is 1-1 with a season-opening loss (27-14) at Weatherford and last week’s 29-0 win over visiting Piedmont.
     
    Chandler was the winner against Harrah last season, 33-17.
     
    Prague looks for its first win at 7:30 p.m. Friday against visiting Stroud. The Red Devils, after losing to Meeker in Week 1, fell to host Okemah (48-28) last week.
     
    Prague came up short against Stroud (1-1) in 2012, 52-8.
     
    Macomb also looks to break a two-game slide with host and District B-2 opponent Central Marlow. The Hornets are 0-1 in the district with last week’s 56-8 loss to Cyril.
     
    Macomb was blanked last year by Central Marlow, 46-0.

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