It’s been up and down so far this season for Inola. Two blowout wins over Verdigris and Salina were followed by two lopsided losses to Sperry and last week to Jay, a 31-14 loss in the District 3A-7 opener.

Two losses headed into Friday’s trip to Lincoln Christian has Inola hoping for a turnaround in the Claremore Progress Game of the Week.

In other Rogers County games, it is Verdigris at Mannford, Claremore Sequoyah at Sperry, Foyil at Quapaw, unbeaten Oologah will host Grove, Catoosa at Vinita, Chelsea at Oklahoma Union and Wilson at Claremore Christian.

Inola wants to stay ahead of Lincoln Christian in the district standings, as the Bulldogs are 0-2 in the standings after two overtime losses in a row. They fell to Tahlequah Sequoyah 15-14 in the district opener on Sept. 22, and then lost 70-67 to Jay last Friday.

The Bulldogs, who went to the third round of the playoffs last season, aren’t used to being 1-4. They also lost to Jones 60-34 and Holland Hall 22-16 in the first two games of the season.

Inola and Locust Grove are tied for the fourth and final playoff spot in district play, each at 0-1. A Longhorn win over the Bulldogs Friday will put them in position to maintain one of the final playoff positions.

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