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11.14.15 by Eric Sharum
It was the perfect night for high school football in SW Oklahoma last Friday when the Carl Albert Titans came to town. Fall like temperatures with virtually no wind or rain to contend with a big tailgate playoff experience which included the cheer band and fans that come to support the booster club and radio station My 107 and town square media. The only thing left on everyone's mind was the intense emotions and anxiety that come in a game like this where the winner would advance to the second round and the loser would go home and turn in their equipment on Monday.

For those of us who have been around any length of time playing Carl Albert brings up different memories depending on who you talk to and how scary it is to play them at any time including last year Carl Albert team that came into this matchup with nothing to lose mentality and after a 21 point lead at the half by Mac the Titans came roaring back and Big Mac only came up with a two point win in last years week one meeting. This year was a little different for both teams and after a little back and forth in the first half Big Mac found some big plays on offense and defense with 4 turnovers to come out with a week one victory 42-28. But even in the fourth quarter and a two touchdown lead there was still a little uneasiness feeling throughout a packed Cameron Stadium but in the end the Defending state Champions were victorious and remain undefeated at 11-0.

This week its a repeat of last years week 2 opponent as well with Collinsville but this meeting will be at Cameron stadium no taking the 3 and half out trip up the turnpike and why its so good to be District champion where you host the first two games of the playoffs. The Cardinals are coming of a goal line stand win over Tulsa Kelly and a 21-14 win. Look for the Highlanders to start off early to put out any notion in the minds of Collinsville with what is at stake for the Highlanders and what their mission statement has been all year long Denovo which means again and another quest for the Gold Ball and be the first in Mac History to go 14-0 and State Champions. Yeah I would say there is still a lot to play for. Game time is 7 at Cameron this Friday We will see you there to help cheer on the boys from up on the Hill to another Mac victory!
Mike Mazzo