ARDMORE, OK -- The playoffs are upon us in Oklahoma. Several Texoma teams climbed their respective district mountains, got the 'X' for clinched, and have at least one more game to prove they belong.
The Ardmore Tigers are no different. They're young and eager to make a run.
With a freshman quarterback, only seven seniors and the majority of the starters playing on both sides of the ball, it's hard to believe all the success they've achieved.
They have the tall order Friday of taking on one of the state's elite in No. 2 Deer Creek. But if they stay true to the Ardmore 'A' and trust their training, we may have an upset on our hands.
"We're going to be physical. We've talked all week about how we've got to eliminate mistakes. We played hard and we played well at times last week, but for us to beat Deer Creek we're going to have to eliminate those penalties, we're going to have to eliminate the two turnovers a game and then we're going to have to eliminate busts in coverages, and we're going to have to play a clean, tight ball game and be very physical, and be excited about showing up at 7:30 to compete. And if we do those things, I think we'll have a chance to have a heck of a ball game," said head coach Doug Wendel.