WYANDOTTE — After all these years, Wyandotte and Beggs will finally meet in a high school football game.
They’re squaring off in a first-round Class 2A playoff clash at Beggs.
Beggs, located in Okmulgee County, finished 9-1 overall and 7-0 in District 2A-3.
The second-ranked Demons’ only loss was a 28-21 decision to Shiloh Christian of Springdale, Arkansas. Shiloh also is 9-1.
Quarterback Dalton Spring has completed 74 of 128 passes for 1,377 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Senior running back Kayson Toliver, who was killed along with his sister last week, had been the Demons’ leading rusher with 580 yards and five touchdowns on 77 carries.
Toliver and his sister, Kloee, were shot and killed by their mother, Amy Hall while they slept. Hall tried to shoot her 14-year-old daughter, but she escaped into a bathroom.
Beggs players carried Kayson’s jersey with them during the pregame coin toss prior to the regular-season finale with Sperry then started the game with only 10 players on the field.
The Demons went on to win the game 35-21.
Jared Sutter has added 525 yards and has scored eight times.
Wyandotte used a 42-7 win against Nowata on Friday, Nov. 2 to claim fourth in District 2A-4.
The Bears used a stifling defense that yielded the only touchdown on a 56-yard pass.
Nowata was limited to minus-6 yards rushing on 29 attempts.
Wyandotte, which had 474 yards in total offense, scored on four of its five possessions in the first half.
Two of the Bears’ three district losses came against fourth-ranked Adair, 48-21, and No. 6 Tulsa Metro Christian, 47-13, in a rugged two-week stretch.
The other was a 27-20 setback against Salina two weeks ago.
Wyandotte’s other wins have been over Fairland, Quapaw, Chouteau, Kansas and Chelsea.
The winner will tackle Oklahoma Christian School or Okemah in the second round.