'Underdog' Commandos Hit the Road

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:45 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Sep 9, 2010 4:24 PM CDT

Bobby Lewis
Oklahoma Sports Mobile Journalist

TULSA, Oklahoma – Commandos players admitted during practice this week, the postgame locker room didn’t feel the same last Friday.

“Our grade hadn’t lost a major game since fourth grade,” said junior tailback Patrick Bass. “It was pretty tough but we’ve just got to put it in the past.”

In the days leading up to the season opener, multiple Commandos players showed up late to practice. A week after losing that opener to Holland Hall, the upperclassmen admit they forgot how important the little things are.

The loss snapped a 41-game winning streak. Cascia Hall hasn’t lost more than two games in a season since 2005. This week they play a Glenpool team that expects over 5,000 fans to show up for its first home game.

“They’re definitely a great team,” said Bass. “They’ve got a great tailback and a quarterback that can run. We just need to work on our tackling and make sure we wrap up.”

Glenpool smashed Berryhill on the road in its opener, 54-14. The Warriors won 23 games in a row before losing the final two of last season.

“We’re a smaller class. We look to win and we’re the underdog,” said Bass. “We want to win. We need to win.”

Shaking off a loss like the one the Dutch dealt to Joe Medina’s team won’t be easy. The two schools have never gotten along. David finally beat Goliath last week, and all the Commandos can do is move on.

“That Holland Hall game will always be the one that got away,” said senior tight end Paul Thedford. “A lot of my friends are on that team. They won’t let me forget it either.”

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.