After leveling Skiatook 42-7 last week, Shawnee returns to the highway for a 7 p.m. kickoff Thursday at Tulsa Kelley.
The Wolves, despite being tied at 2-1 in District 5A-3 with Skiatook and Tulsa Memorial, are in a better playoff position having already recorded wins over those opponents.
Kelley and McAlester are tied for first, both at 3-0, and both are 5-1 overall compared to Shawnee’s 4-2 mark.
Shawnee came up short versus the Comets last year, 35-14.
The Wolves passed the 1,000-yard mark in rushing and passing with the Week 6 win over Skiatook. Shawnee enters today’s game with 2,333 total yards of offense — 1,248 on the ground and 1,085 through the air.
Quarterback John Jacobs competed two touchdown passes against Skiatook and is now 90-for-169 (53.3 percent) with eight interceptions.
The Wolves are averaging 208 rushing yards and 180.8 passing yards per game.
Tulsa Kelley, after suffering a 48-42 loss to Coweta in Week 3, has gone on a three-game string of shutouts over district members Tulsa Hale (0-6, 0-3), Durant (1-5, 0-3) and Noble (2-4, 0-3).
In other 5A-3 encounters today, Durant will go to McAlester and Noble will go to Skiatook. Tulsa Hale travels to Tulsa Memorial (4-2, 2-1) Friday.
Shawnee will return home next week to host Durant at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and the Wolves will then finish off the regular season with back-to-back road games — at Tulsa Hale Nov. 1 and at Noble Nov. 8.
The Wolves will celebrate senior night against Durant, and will also celebrate “A Night of Champions” to honor members of the 1973 and 2003 state champion teams.