It would be very easy for Miami to look on down the road.
After all, 1-5 Tulsa Webster is on the menu for Friday night, followed by a Thursday encounter at home with unbeaten and second-ranked Grove.
No brainer, eh? Don't even think about it.
“I don't see it in our kids,” Miami coach Chris Risenhoover said. “Our kids are taking things as they come each day, the way good teams will do.”
The Wardogs, ranked 12th in this week's Associated Press Class 4A poll, posted their third straight win last Friday.
But the final three games of the season are against No. 2 Grove, unranked Oologah and No. 3 Wagoner - teams with a combined 13-5 record. Grove is 6-0, Wagoner 5-1 (the lone loss to Coweta) and Oologah improved to 2-4 with a 29-8 win against Collinsville.
“Each game keeps getting bigger and bigger,” Risenhoover said. “I think we're capable of being in all of those games and winning them if we just stay together, play for one, play for the community and have fun along the way.”
Miami went 1-2 in non-district play then dispatched Collinsville and Pryor before taking care of Jay, 39-17.
It wasn't a cut-and-dried win though.
Miami led 25-0 at the half but saw the Bulldogs shave the margin down to 25-17 with at the start of the fourth quarter.
However, a burst of two touchdowns in about five minutes - an 11-yard pass to Chris Smith and a 29-yard run by Grant Longcrier - helped the Wardogs put the game away.
They've outscored the three district foes 111-39 and the offense is averaging 347.7 yards per game.
“I have been pleased,” Risenhoover said. “Our timing has gotten better each week. Grant's decision-making has gotten better each week. Tye (Turley) is creating some big plays. It seems he's a little here or there from breaking a lot of runs. The receivers continue to work hard.
“Hopefully we can keep healthy and keep improving each week.”
Webster snapped a 36-game losing streak Sept. 7 with a 14-6 win over Tulsa Rogers.
“It's a gigantic weight off my shoulders,” Webster head coach Jim Harper told the Tulsa World.
Prior to that, the Warriors' last win was a 40-13 romp over Blackwell on Oct. 3, 2005.
Webster led Rogers 14-0 before giving up a touchdown with two minutes left. The Warriors ran out the clock after recovering the onside kick. The celebration was subdued.
“They were pretty exhausted,” Harper said. “We're not a deep team, we suit up only 40 kids, and it was a very emotional, tight game. After the game, several of our players just sat on the field and cried.”
Harper didn't return calls by the News-Record on Wednesday.
“They got themselves a win, so you know the morale is up a little,” Risenhoover said. “On film, they have some kids who make some outstanding plays here and there. They don't have it at every position, but they do have some outstanding athletes.
“They have great speed in some areas. I hope we can keep them bottled up so they don't create some big plays. Their skill guys are good enough that they can make everybody we've got miss and take some interceptions back for touchdowns. We have to take care of the football.”
The Wardogs also have won 12 of the last 14 meetings with the Tulsans, including the last three by a 145-0 margin.
MHS rolled 48-0 last year.