Sand Springs Plowing Through a Difficult Schedule
Sandites hoping that early success continues throughout the Fall.
Class 6A-2 District I has several teams with their eyes on the playoffs this year. Last year, Sand Springs, Booker T. Washington and Sapulpa all made the Class 6A playoffs and will be looking to do the same this year. Claremore also joins the district this year after making the Class 5A playoffs in 2013. Throw in talented teams like Bartlesville, Bixby and Muskogee, and you have the recipe for what promises to be a very competitive district. And it has not disappointed.
The Sandites have gotten off to a great start this year with a 6-1 record and sitting in the driver seat in district with a pivotal game coming up with fellow district unbeaten Booker T. Washington,
With the lone loss coming to the defending 5A state champion Guthrie Bluejays, the Sandistes have bounced back and have not lost since.
The Sandites toughest test, however, will come in the form of a three-headed monster in the final three weeks of the season. On Oct. 24, Sand Springs will travel to Muskogee to take on a supremely confident Roughers squad, led by new head coach Rafe Watkins (Guthrie’s former head coach). Following the game against Muskogee, the Sandites return home to take on early 6A Division II favorite, Booker T. Washingon, a team that will test Sand Springs with their speed and athleticism on both sides of the ball. As if those two games weren’t enough, the Sandites will travel to Bixby to meet the Spartans and star running back/linebacker Nic Roller on Nov. 7.
One thing is for certain: if the Sandites can navigate their way through such a tough schedule, expect them to be extremely battle tested come playoff time and ready to take on all comers as they compete for a gold ball.
“I have been pleased with the defense as a whole so far this season. Delvin Jordan and Jacob Taber are our leaders on defense,” said head coach Dustin Kinard.
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