Battle for 3A-4 comes down to Lone Grove and Plainview - - No One Gets You Closer

Battle for 3A-4 comes down to Lone Grove and Plainview


CARTER CO., OK -- Two schools separated by less than ten miles. Two schools in the same district with identical district records. And two schools fighting for the district 3A-4 title.

"We're in the same town pretty much, just so close together, that we'll hear about it if we lose and they'll hear about it if we win," Lone Grove senior safety Terry Rowe said.

"It's a big deal, being five miles away, you always see those kids around town. And you're always kind of talking a little bit of smack with them and it's just a good opportunity, a neighborhood battle right there," Plainview senior wide receiver and defensive back Brandon Locke added.

It's come down to Week 10. Both the Longhorns and Indians have clinched at least one home playoff game, but Lone Grove wants the title - its first in school history.

"It would be really good for our football program to obtain that goal. I told the kids when the season started that we wanted to be district champions, that was our goal. And that we would have to do things extraordinary to do it because it's something that nobody expects us to do," head coach Jeremy Turner said. "So I'm really proud of what our kids have done to put us in this position."

An undefeated regular season is on the line for the Indians as they fight for their first district crown since 2010.

"We just have to have a really good mindset that our team is going to come out with that victory. Its a really big game for all of us seniors, it's the last time playing Lone Grove and you always want to go out with a win. Especially when its for a district championship. Everything is on the line right here that we've worked so hard for," Rowe said.

Whether you're rooting for underdog Longhorns or the playoff familiar Indians, you'll want to get to your seat early this Friday night at Indian Stadium.

"It's going to be huge, people from all over are coming to watch this game," Rowe added.

"I know our student section is going to be loud. I know our fans are really pumped up about this game and so are the players," Locke said.

"There's gonna be a lot of people there. everyone is going to be pumped. It's going to be a really fun game," Longhorn senior Tanner Vernon said.

"Hectic. Just insane, just everyone yelling, everyone running around, having a good time. It's going to be fun," Plainview quarterback Taber Jordan concluded.

Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m.