Lone Grove looking to beat Plainview for first time in a decade
CARTER CO., OK -- The last time Plainview and Lone Grove met, a district title was on the line and the Indians were the ones to come out victorious.
"They thought it was their year and we took it from them and that's definitely a chip on their shoulder that they're going to have, and that extra edge to why they think they should have this W," Plainview senior Steven Roberts said.
The Longhorns and Indians will clash again, not in week ten but this Friday night. Unlike in years past, Plainview seems to be the underdog.
"Big time... big time...everyone is expecting them to win and we're truly the underdogs in this game this year," Roberts added.
"We worked our butts off this summer and now everyone is realizing what Lone Grove football is really about," Lone Grove junior Jeremy Lewis said.
Lewis is a good part of what Lone Grove football is about is. The running back has the most rushing yards in the entire state, according to the Oklahoman.
"There have been a whole lot of people this year have attempted to shut down Jeremy Lewis and shut down our offense and it's been a difficult situation for most people who have tried," Lone Grove head coach Jeremy Turner said.
Could Plainview be the team that shuts the top rusher down? They think so.
"I think if we tackle him the first man that can actually get him down instead of him juking around, because he jukes out a lot of people. So I think if we can just fly to the ball and get a bunch of people on him, we'll be all right," Plainview senior Cody Steele said.
The Indians and Longhorns will square off this Friday night in Lone Grove.