Shawnee plays its last two regular-season games on the road — at Tulsa Hale Friday, Nov. 1, and at Noble Friday, Nov. 8.
By winning out from this point, seventh-ranked Shawnee is pretty much guaranteed a home berth for the first round of the 2013 playoffs.
The Wolves are tied in District 5A-3 (at 4-1 and in second place) with Tulsa Memorial, but the points system is in Shawnee’s favor as the Wolves logged a 63-33 win over Memorial in Week 4. McAlester, 5-0 against 5A-3 opponents, is in sole possession of first place.
Shawnee will finish its regular season on the road, beginning with a 7 p.m. kickoff Friday at Tulsa Nathan Hale. Hale joins Durant at the bottom of the 5A-3 standings at 0-5.
The Wolves will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Noble. The Bears are 3-5 overall and 1-4 in 5A-3 going into Friday’s game at Durant.
Shawnee comes into this week’s game after a 56-44 win over Durant, and the Wolves carry with them an offensive production of more than 3,200 yards — 1,653 rushing and 1,586 passing.
Quarterback John Jacobs is 118-for-220 (53.6 percent) passing with eight interceptions. He threw for 220 yards and four touchdowns against Durant, and he was the Wolves’ leading rusher in that outing with 120 yards and two TDs on 14 carries.
Dillion Dutton carried for 92 yards and a score on 14 carries last week.
In other 5A-3 matchups this week, McAlester hosts Skiatook and Tulsa Kelley goes to Tulsa Memorial.