Sulphur heads to Lone Grove in game of week
LONE GROVE, Okla. (KTEN) - Thursday night's game between Lone Grove and Sulphur won't be for the faint of heart.
"They're very physical, very talented overall," said Lone Grove receiver Brody Harris. "They've got great receivers across the board and they're physical in the run game."
"They're a very physical, well coached team," said Sulphur guard Billy Anderson. They're going to be ready to play as much as we are so it's going to come down to who's more ready to play."
Sulphur comes into this game hot, riding a four game win streak that includes a 37-7 win over Pauls Valley a week ago.
"Defense has been the name of our game for a long time and I don't think our team has played that good of defense in several years," said Sulphur head coach Corey Cole. "It was unbelievable how we flew around and how physical we were."
However, it is not just the defense that has been clicking. The offense has averaged over 50 points per game the during the winning streak.
"You have to be balanced in our district. All these teams that we have coming up, Lone Grove, Marlow, Heritage Hall, Plainview, they all have great defenses. If you're one-dimensional they're going to find a way to stop you, so us being able to throw the ball around to go along with, we've always been able to run the football, people just can't cram the box on us and it gives us a little bit of an advantage."
As Corey Cole said, Lone Grove is no easy out. After having to play Heritage Hall and Marlow to open district play, the Longhorns righted the ship last time out with their first district win in an overtime victory against Plainview.
"It's really big," said Lone Grove's Stetson Bradshaw. "Got some momentum for us going into the next game, so it helps a lot."
Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.