Chieftains, Sandites Rivalry goes back 89 years


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On Friday, Sapulpa and Sand Springs will line up across from each other for their 89th meeting on the football field. According to Sand Springs Leader records, Sapulpa holds a 45-38-5 overall record since 1922. Here are some highlights:

1922: Sapulpa wins first meeting 36-0.
1935: The teams tied 0-0.
1936-38: SS won all 3 games and held Sapulpa scoreless.
1941-43: SS won all three games and held Sapulpa to only 7 points.
1950: Sapulpa won 46-7 in their only undefeated season.
1962: The teams fought to a 0-0 tie again.
1971-75: Sapulpa won 5-straight games.
1989: Sapulpa blanked SS 31-0.
1990-93: SS won 4-straight.
1997: SS beat Sapulpa twice in one season, beating them in the regular season and in the playoffs.
2001-2005: Sapulpa won 5-straight games, including a 60-19 route in 2002.
2010-2012: Sapulpa won 2 of the 3 games but all 3 games were decided by only 7 points.
2014: SS won the last meeting 35-13.

Story and Photo provided by Sapulpa Touchdown Club.

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