November 13, 2013

Football previews: Playoffs, Round 1

November 13, 2013 Chuck Porter Sports Editor

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PRYOR, OK — Salina (8-2) vs. Pawhuska (4-6), Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Salina and Adair will trade Week 10 opponents for their first-round games. The Wildcats draw the Huskies to start, and the matchup for Salina looks favorable across the board. Expect the 'Cats senior backfield (Cale Backward, Jon Parsons, Bret Fite) to take control of the game early and put Salina in the second round.

Adair (9-1) vs. Kansas (6-4), Friday, 7:30 p.m.

The Warriors need to shrug off two sub-par outings in the last two weeks (Westville, at Pawhuska) to win their eighth-straight game. Kansas will be the opponent looking to upset Adair in the first round. Warrior coach Mark Lippe's teams are 29-1 in the regular season since 2011, but just 2-2 in the postseason.

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