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Running the table. That is the only option left for Moore High.

If the Lions want to still be playing football after Nov. 9, they have to pretty much win the rest of the games.

When that is the only option left for a team, teams start to find out what they are really made of.

"We don't have a choice," MHS coach Bill Bays said. "It's a playoff game for us. Either we come back or check it in. I don't like the second option."

The Lions hold a 3-2 record in District 6A-1 heading into this week. They are fourth place behind Norman North, Putnam City North and Lawton High.

PCN and LHS are one game ahead of the Lions in the standings. The Panthers end their season with games against Putnam City West and US Grant, which have combined to win two games this year.

The Wolverines' road is a little more tenuous. They face the Timberwolves, then PCW.

After a crushing last-second defeat to Lawton High, the Lions face Edmond Santa Friday at Moore Stadium.

Santa Fe is 4-4 on the season and 2-3 in District 6A-1. If Moore is to hold on to the fourth and final postseason spot, they need to enter each game believing they have to win out.

Moore has no one to blame for the position they are in. In their last two games, MHS had chances to pull off the key district wins, but were unable to pull the trigger in the fourth. Penalties and mistakes have plagued the Lions when it counted most.

Yet, even after an 0-3 start to the season and now losing their last two games. Moore is still in shouting distance of securing a playoff spot.

All it takes to make sure they get in is to run the table.

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