Glenpool Awaits Cascia Hall Matchup

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

Originally Published: Sep 9, 2010 3:33 PM CDT

Bobby Lewis
Oklahoma Sports Mobile Journalist

BIXBY, Oklahoma – When the Glenpool Warriors kickoff at home this weekend, the field will feel a little different than it did last year. The 4A powerhouse had new field turf installed over the offseason, and finally gets to unveil it this weekend.

“Boy, it’s great. Just the cushiness,” said head coach Steve Edwards. “You know, when you’re an old man like me, having something soft to stand on is nice. Makes my legs feel a lot better at the end of the day.”

The Warriors will christen that field against the visiting Cascia Hall Commandos. The 3A juggernaut lost its first game since 2007 in Week 1. Cascia players weren’t the only ones let down by the defeat.

“We were really hoping they would win so we could end their winning streak,” said Glenpool running back Alton Adkins. “Since they lost, I think they’re going to come out a lot harder than they would have, like, if they would have won.”

The Commandos lost in the opener to Holland Hall. The loss snapped a 41-game winning streak. Cascia Hall hasn’t lost more than two games in a season since 2005. Glenpool expects over 5,000 fans to show up for the game.

“It’s going to be crazy. That will probably be the most people I’ve ever played in front of,” said junior quarterback Connor Ferrell. “We’re anxious to see who’s going to score the first touchdown on our new field.”

The Warriors had a long winning streak of their own snapped last season. Steve Edwards’ club had won 23 games in a row before dropping the regular season finale and their first round playoff game. They remember what it’s like to lose a streak, and expect a fight from the Commandos.

“They’re real good. They’re very balanced in their attack,” said Edwards. “We understand how it works. We’ve just got to be the guys to stop it.”

Glenpool routed Berryhill 54-14 a week ago. The Chiefs were a 3A title game participant a year ago, and Glenpool’s offense toyed with them all night.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.