Even though Shawnee (2-7, 2-4) is eliminated from playoff contention, the Wolves still have a lot to play for.
When some players ran from the challenge of 6A, this group of seniors stuck it out and gave it their all. With their final home game in the 2018 campaign against Bartlesville (3-6, 2-4) tonight, the team can set the tone for the off-season and years to come.
Last week, Shawnee ran up against district powerhouse Bixby, losing 41-7 to the Spartans. After one quarter of play, Shawnee was able to hang with the Spartans only trailing 14-7. Then the wheels fell off and Shawnee was outscored 27-0 over the next three quarters. Con'Cere Spencer scored the only Wolves touchdown on an 80-yard kick return.
Both teams are known to give up plenty of points, so this one has the opportunity to be a high scoring affair.
In his final game as the Wolves' signal caller, Hunter looks to add to his 1,650 passing yards and 10 touchdowns. After consecutive weeks of gaudy numbers, Heath Hunter returned to earth last week, passing for 120 yards and no touchdowns.
Tre'Juan Shaw has the opportunity to the area's third most touchdowns if he can find the end zone this week. With 621 yards on the season, Shaw should go over 700 for the season if he plays up to his potential.
With another big game, Cawvey has a legitimate chance at the area lead in receiving yards. A 200-yard game is not out of the question. If he plays like he did against Sapulpa and Muskogee, Cawvey very well could end the season as the top receiver in the area.
Even though Trenton Skinner was held to 10 or fewer yards on three occasions this season, he's still put up impressive numbers overall. The senior receiver, currently sits fourth in the area with 512 yards. Touchdowns have been scarce at times, but Skinner has three receiving and one passing score this year.
Shawnee's leading tackler is Hudson Davis with 70. His 3.5 sacks currently lead the team. Elijah Powis ranks second on the team with 64 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
One of the bright spots throughout the season is freshman defensive back Jaylon Orange. Orange has impressed night in and night out, leading the team with four interceptions. He had one of those called back against Carl Albert or he would have another on his resume. No other Wolves player has an interception this season. Also, he is the third option at receiver for the Wolves, registering 276 yards and two scores in his first season at the varsity level.
Last week, Austin Gonzales recorded his first sack of the season.
Kickoff for Senior Night is set for 7:30 p.m.