DAVIS, OK -- The Davis Wolves, survivors for another week, are just two wins away from state championship glory.
They've sat at No. 2 in Class 2A for the majority of the year, and Friday night they'll get the chance to prove they belong in that top spot.
Call them the comeback kids. The past two playoff games Davis has fallen behind early.
First it was on their home field against the fifth ranked Millwood Falcons, overcoming a 22-0 hole and reeling off 42 unanswered points for a 42-28 win.
Then last week up in Adair, they'd trail 13-0 before trading scores in the fourth, when the Warriors would go for two. The Wolves' front line would stuff them and Davis got on the bus victors with the 34-33 win.
"It was crazy. I like to consider myself the vocal leader on the sidelines, keeping all my teammates pumped up," said senior right tackle Hunter Beesoey. "So, just trying to keep everybody pumped up, keep our fans pumped up, band playing loud. It was crazy."
"We played really hard, we played with a lot more heart, we didn't play to the best of our abilities, but in the end we played with enough heart to pull it out," added senior quarterback and linebacker Hunter White.
"It was a terribly exciting game, too exciting for our taste, but most of the problems that we had... we felt like we had the best football team, we probably didn't play our best game, but I didn't coach my best game either," said head coach Jody Weber. "I had us misaligned all over the field and our kids overcame my mistakes and we were able to advance. But you know, all in all, when you get into a single elimination tournament it's about surviving and advancing. Win ugly."
Davis will play Vian in Midwest City at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tune in to KTEN all week for more on the match-up.