Jim Ellis

Special to the Grove Sun

FAIRLAND — They’re in, but they’re not content.

The Fairland Owls have third place in District A-8 locked up, but head coach Jimmy Dushane still wants a solid performance in Friday’s clash at winless Hulbert.

“Anything can happen,” Dushane said. “We just want to go out and do our thing. The only people we’re worried about are us.”

The pecking order in A-8 is already set, with Afton winning the district title, Foyil finishing second, the Owls third and Porter placing fourth.

Fairland, who will be without senior lineman Justin Cox, will travel to Morrison for their first-round clash.

Woodland won the A-7 title and Morrison is the runner-up. Hominy, Drumright and Barnsdall are battling for the other two playoff slots.

Cox suffered a major knee injury in the Owls’ loss to Foyil last Friday.

“We’ve had a few minor things, but nothing really major until now,” Dushane said. “It hit us at the wrong time.”

Welch, which travels to Broken Arrow to battle Summit Christian, can finish third in District B-4 with a win or fourth with a loss.

Summit, a first-year member of the OSSAA, plays its home games at Summit Park, which is about a half-mile south of 131st & Garnett.

The Eagles can finish third with a win over Welch or fourth with a loss and a loss by Watts at Depew.

Watts can claim fourth in B-4 with an upset victory and a win by Welch.

Commerce will win District 2A-8 with a win at Quapaw tonight.

The Tigers still will take first with a loss to Quapaw and wins by Ketchum over Colcord and Kansas against Adair or with a loss, a Colcord defeat and an Adair win.