Oologah will host Sallisaw this Friday in first round playoff action. The Mustangs are 7-3 and 6-1 in district play and moved into the rankings this week at #8.
Sallisaw is 8-2 and 6-1 in district. The Black Diamonds are ranked #6 and they beat #9 Ft. Gibson last week 47-28.
“Sallisaw’s an outstanding football team and they average 40 points a game,” coach Craig said. “They have a big quarterback that can run and throw and their running back has over 1,300 yards. They’re a run team and we know we have to stop that. Our best defense is time of possession, managing the clock and protecting the football.”
Oologah stunned Catoosa in a 24-21 win Friday night at Mustang Stadium.
The Mustangs put a nice feather in their cap with the win over the #5 Indians. Oologah recovered an onside kick in the final minute to secure a home playoff game this Friday.
“It was an exciting game,” Oologah head coach Brandon Craig said. “With everything that was on the line our kids played outstanding.”
Oologah held Catoosa to 78 yards rushing and the defense created three turnovers.
“I’m really happy with the defense. We put our kids in man to man situations and we made Catoosa do some things they didn’t want to do,” coach Craig said.
Junior quarterback Payton Craig had an outstanding game. He picked up some crucial first downs and had one passing and two rushing touchdowns.
“Payton played really well. He made some key plays to keep drives alive,” coach Craig said. “He’s a smart player. He takes care of the football and he’s become a tough kid to bring down.”