Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat


September 19, 2013

Badgers finally at home — After two weeks on the road, the Elmore City-Pernell Badgers will have their home opener Friday night as they face tradition rich Velma-Alma at Wheeler Field.

Both teams are 1-1 on the season and coming off loses last week. Elmore City lost on a late touchdown to Marietta while Velma fell to Wynnewood as the Savages took advantage of a short field in the fourth quarter to pull away with a win.

“When you come off a big loss like that you are always looking to redeem yourself against your next opponent,” Elmore coach Sam Sharp said. “Those guys, pride matters they are not going to come over here and lay down.

“They are going to come out and fight and they are going to want to win. They are not going to come over to Elmore City to lose; we have to be ready for a fight. I think our kids have prepared for that. We’ve prepared them all week and we are ready to go.”

Velma is reeling from some injuries especially in the trenches. Two of their starters, center Dathan Speight and guard Logan Sloan are not expected to play this week. Coach Greg Gothard will have to make some adjustments with some younger players as they line up against the Badgers this week.

Velma’s offense scored 12 points last week against a very tough Wynnewood defense. That offense had four turnovers in the fourth quarter that propelled Wynnewood to a 42-12 win.

The Velma defense held the high-octane Savage offense to 21 points through three quarters. Wynnewood took advantage of a short field on three of Velma’s fourth quarter turnovers to pull away in the end.

Coach Gothard was pleased with the overall play of his team but was especially pleased with the play of Creede Wright, defensive lineman. “He’s one of the best defensive lineman around,” Gothard said.

Elmore City had their moments on both sides of the football last week at Marietta but didn’t put four quarters together.

“This week we have to be fundamentally sound, be smart, be physical, limit penalties and take care of the ball,” Sharp said.

“If we do that then we have a chance. If we go out and fight and play fundamentally sound for four quarters I think we have a really good chance.”

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