Pauls Valley Democrat
Maysville and Wynnewood will both be looking for their first district win Friday night when the Warriors and Savages meet at Savage Stadium in Wynnewood.
Maysville lost to Wewoka last week in district action while Friday night will be Wynnewood’s first district game.
“Wynnewood is the defending state runner-up and the favorite to win the district, they are a tough squad,” Maysville head coach Richard Norman said.
The Savages had two backs go over 100 yards rushing last week, Pete Knowles and Pete Carter, as the offense had over 400 total yards.
“The kid can play and plays well,” Norman said about Carter. “He’s fast, he’s smart and he’s going to be a hard one to stop.”
The Savages have several threats in the line up but they are most dangerous when Coach Brad Osteen’s offense gets into fast paced mode.
“We are going to have to disrupt their fast paced offense,” Norman said. “We feel we can do that by making some plays defensively and move the ball offensively.”
“For that to happen we have to be the aggressor on both offense and defense. We can’t sit back and play scared. If we do that it could be a good night for them.”
Maysville will look to slow down the Wynnewood offense with their multiple looks on defense.
“They are more multiple on defense then we are,” Osteen said. “They are in a four-man front, a five-man front and sometimes a six-man front. When you do that it causes problems especially with your blocking assignments.”
Coach Osteen has a few keys for his team to get that first district win.
“We need to handle the different defensive looks,” Osteen said. “Take care of the ball and win the field position game.”
The Savages and Warriors will kick off at 7:30 p.m. but homecoming festivities will be held prior to kickoff.