During the course of the playoffs, some journeys can lead to some familiar foes.

During the course of the playoffs, some journeys can lead to some familiar foes. 

The Sulphur Bulldogs and Marietta Indians just happened to have their paths lead to a matchup Saturday for the regional consolation championship at Henryetta High School.

It was a third victory of the season for the Indians over the Bulldogs, as Marietta punched its ticket to the area tournament with a dramatic 47-44 victory, moving them to 21-6 on the season.

Marietta led 12-7 at the end of the first quarter, before taking what seemed to be a comfortable 30-17 advantage into the halftime break.

Sulphur though wouldn’t go quietly as the Bulldogs came out strong in the third with a 12-8 run. 

Despite being outscored 15-9 in the fourth quarter, the Indians were able to hold on for the victory.

Cole Johnson led the Bulldogs with 11 points, followed by TJ Todd with 10 points. 

Tavs McDonald scored nine for Sulphur with Weston Arms adding six points.

Marietta was paced by Garrett Morgan with 12 points followed by Trace Stewart and Coleton Taylor each with 10 points apiece. 

Zane Nutter added eight points for the Indians. 

Marietta will face off against No. 20 Kansas in the first round of the area tournament on at 8 p.m. Thursday at Okemah High School.