Piedmont looks to strengthen playoff position tonight

Piedmont’s Colby Matlock, center, leaps into the air to celebrate a first-quarter touchdown Friday night in the Wildcats’ 55-0 victory over Classen. (Photo by Holly Cowden)

Blake Colston

Piedmont travels to Guthrie tonight for a key District 5A-2 tilt against the Blue Jays at Jelsma Stadium set to kickoff at 7.

At stake is the fourth and final playoff spot in the district. PHS (3-4, 3-1) Guthrie (2-5, 1-3) and Woodward (2-5,1-3) have positioned themselves to vie for the spot, with the winner of tonight’s game all but locking up a trip to the postseason.

Piedmont closes the season with games against top-ranked Carl Albert and No. 2 Bishop McGuinness. Guthrie plays at Guymon and at Woodward.

Last week, Piedmont beat Woodward 54-9 while Guthrie lost at Lawton Ike 41-21.

Piedmont rallied for a 22-14 win over the Blue Jays in 2016 that helped pave the way to a playoff berth.

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