Lone Grove Longhorns wanting to win first district title for their school and head coach
LONE GROVE, OK -- It's all smiles in Lone Grove as the one loss Longhorns are perfect in district play and everyone in 'Horn nation has taken notice.
"They want to talk football and they're all excited to tell us good game and I think the community has got our backs," senior Nathan Meek said.
This Friday night they'll host Marlow and to the victor goes the spoils. The spoils being a 3A-4 title.
"That's where we want to be, that's our focus, we talked about it in the off-season, we talked about it through the summer, we've talked about it all season and it feels good to be where we want to be, where our goal is and we're just ready for Friday night," head coach Jeremy Turner said.
Last year the title would come down to week ten and would go through Plainview. Of course the state semifinalist Indians would run the table, but the Longhorns left from last year's roster are ready to try to win their first district title in school history.
"I think it's important to these seniors, we've worked for a long time to be the best we can be and we finally get a chance to prove ourselves," senior Lane Paul added.
They'll need Plainview to beat Sulphur as well this week to officially have it clinched before week ten and the seniors aren't the only ones starving for the crown.
Head coach Jeremy Turner, a Lone Grove graduate, played on the 1995 team that would tie for the district lead but wouldn't win the title because of points.
"To say that I wanted this personally would be an understatement. You know, it's bothered me for 18 years now, I guess. And I've been honest with my kids, I want this personally and want you to go out and get it not only for our school but for me," Turner concluded.