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Atchison says El Reno, Duncan have plenty left to play for Friday

EL RENO INDIANS

By GLEN MILLER

4-5/2-4

Game Info Site: Memorial Stadium Kickoff, 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Del City 34, El Reno 20 Ardmore 28, Duncan 7

Series Notes One of El Reno’s oldest rivals, the first known meeting took place in 1920 with the Indians winning 28-14. Duncan’s first win came in 1921 by a 14-0 shutout. No games between 1923-1931. Played to a 6-all tie in 1932 and Duncan won in 1933 by a 12-0 score. Series rebooted in 1940 and was played annually through 1963. El Reno was 8-13-2 in those 23 seasons. The teams have played only 14 times since 1974, with the Demons holding a commanding 11-3 record in those games. El Reno’s last win in the series was a 14-7 decision in 2009, the last in a three-game win streak. It matched EHS’ longest win streak in the overall series with DHS. @

El Reno Football Photos See the gallery from last week’s game with Del City on our website. www. elrenotribune.com

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What’s the difference between a 5-5 season and a 4-6 overall record? Mathematically it’s one game, but El Reno High School head coach Chuck Atchison has a whole different view on that equation. “It’s simple and this is what I’m going to tell the seniors. They are playing for pride and a chance to be .500 at 5-5. Three or four years from now when we hopefully have this thing rolling, those seniors can look back and say we were the group that got things rolling,” said Atchison.

5A-1 Standings Team

Dist Year

PF

PA

Ardmore

6-0

8-1

308

129

+/81

Altus

5-1

8-1

334

150

53

Del City

4-2

5-4

257

241

31

L. Mac

4-2

5-4

318

278

34

Duncan

2-4

3-6

227

193

-20

El Reno

2-4

4-5

235

331

-37

Southeast 1-5

4-5

190

257

-74

WHeights 0-6

2-7

137

259

-68

El Reno will host Duncan Friday night at Memorial Stadium with pride on the line for both schools, which were eliminated from the Class 5A-1 playoff hunt with losses in week nine. El Reno’s 14-point loss to Del City dropped the Indians to 4-5 on the season and 2-4 in the District 5A-1 standings. The Indians are tied with Duncan for fifth place, however, DHS holds the edge in tiebreaker points with a negative 20 compared to a minus 37 for Atchison’s squad. The Demons roll into El Reno with a 3-6 overall record. Duncan’s two district wins, like El Reno, have been over Western Heights (47-7) and Southeast (58-17). The Demons other win came in the season opener, a 28-12 victory over Sapulpa. Duncan has lost three games in a

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El Reno High School wideout Dyson Plumley juggles the ball after making a catch in the loss to Del City. Plumley was able to haul in the pass during the first period.

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El Reno High School’s Samantha Connor, second from left, runs with the pack in the first 100 meters of the 2017 Class 5A Girls State Cross Country Championships.

Connor saves her best race for last, sets new PR at state meet By GLEN MILLER millerg@elrenotribune.com

EDMOND — Cutting close to a minute off her time in one week, El Reno High School junior Samantha Connor ran her fastest time of the season at the 2017 Class 5A Girls State Cross Country Championships.

In her first trip to cross country state, Connor’s time was also a personal best time for the 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) race held at Santa Fe High School. “I was really surprised because my time was a lot faster than I thought I could run. It

was a personal best so it was a really awesome moment when I crossed the finish line and looked up at the time,” said Connor. Connor crossed the finish line with an overall time of 22 minutes and 47.37 seconds, good enough

for 65th place out of 104 total runners in the 5A field. She closed with an average kilometer time of 4:33.47. It was a fast state field as 72 runners broke the 23-minute barrier and 96 runners averaged in the four-minute range for kilometer splits.

“I felt like I was going to have to go out and compete. There was a big group of girls that stuck together at the beginning of the race and I figured I had to stay with that pace and not get stuck back in the pack the entire race,” said Connor. Connor said she felt

mid-race that her time was going to be close, if not better, to her mark of 23:32 which she ran a week earlier at the 5A West Regional, earning her one of the 14 individual passes statewide. Turn to STATE, Page 4B

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