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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Wolves to close out regular season at Noble

  • Already locked in at second place in the District 5A-3 standings, Shawnee will close out its regular season tonight at Noble. Kickoff is set for 7:30.
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  • Already locked in at second place in the District 5A-3 standings, Shawnee will close out its regular season tonight at Noble. Kickoff is set for 7:30.
     
    The Wolves hit Noble’s Bears with a 58-34 loss in 2012.
     
    Shawnee enters the regular-season finale with an overall mark of 7-2, and a district record of 5-1. Noble, at 4-5 overall and 2-4 in district play, is out of postseason contention.
     
    Shawnee will have homefield advantage for the first round of the playoffs, but the Wolves’ first-round opponent will have to be decided by a chain of events tonight in the Tulsa area. The Wolves will face District 5A-4’s third-place finisher, which could be Pryor, Claremore or Collinsville. Pryor and Collinsville both stand a chance to finish first in 5A-4, but either could finish as low as second or third, depending on the outcome of their contests (Pryor vs. Tulsa East Central and Collinsville at Tahlequah) and the outcome of Claremore’s game with host Grove.
     
    Claremore could finish anywhere from second to fourth, also depending on the outcomes of the trio of contests.
     
    Tulsa East Central will take fourth place with a loss, second place with a win and a Claremore loss, or fourth with a win and a Claremore win.
     
    Shawnee enters tonight’s contest with more than 3,500 total yards of offense on the season — an average of 397 per game. The balanced attack includes 1,839 rushing yards and 1,735 passing yards, and quarterback John Jacobs is hitting his targets at a 55.6-percent clip (130-for-234).
     
    Jacobs was 12-for-14 with no interceptions in last week’s 56-6 romp of host Tulsa Hale. He netted 149 yards and three touchdowns — a 13-yarder to Cole Humphrey, a 6-yarder to Tanner Newman and a 23-yarder to Chris Lester.
     
    The Wolves have allowed 3,032 yards through nine games — a 336.8 yards-per-game average.
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