Friday’s forecast calls for nighttime temperatures in the 40s, winds blowing south at 13 miles per hour and no chance of rain. Though Choctaw High School is approximately two hours northwest of McAlester, Pratt said he’s not concerned about supporters making the drive.
“We’ve traveled really, really well in the past,” Pratt said. “I know we played Guthrie up there and it was packed at Sapulpa (in the 2010 semifinal), and then we also played last year with a really good crowd in Muskogee.”
McAlester and MacArthur face off at 7:30 p.m. The winner will face either Guthrie or Collinsville in the state championship game next week at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.
To get to Choctaw, take the Indian Nation Turnpike north, then after 35 miles exit onto I-40 W towards Oklahoma City. After 74.4 miles, take exit 166 for Choctaw Road and turn left onto South Choctaw Road.
After 5.8 miles, turn left onto Northeast 10th Street. Bill Jensen Field is located at Choctaw High School, which is at 14300 NE 10th St.
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