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There will be a handful of football games in Southwest Oklahoma this weekend that won't factor into the postseason championship. They will all be four quarters in length, played by the same agreed-upon rules, but won't matter to the casual fan.
On the other hand, for seniors who nearly lost a season to the coronavirus pandemic, to those who sweated out the various stages of practice over the summer not knowing what would happen next and to parents/guardians who diligently fly the colors, it's another glorious chance to play for the love of the game.
For those fortunate, it's also a chance to end on a winning note. Most seasons in most sports end in a loss in an elimination-style tournament.
For the seniors, it may be one more chance to walk out on that home field under the Friday night lights. Of all the sports, most will say there's no adrenaline rush like running with a helmet through a large paper sign as some form of classic rock blares from the press box.
While COVID-19 might keep attendance down, years from now at a reunion the cheers may resonate like a packed house.