Originally Published: Dec 3, 2009 10:21 PM CDT
Oklahoma Sports Reporter
TULSA, Oklahoma – The Bulldogs’ survived a wild quarterfinals matchup last weekend in Davis. Lincoln Christian nailed a game-winning field goal with less than ten seconds to go to advance to this Saturday’s showdown with Pawhuska. Roman Wilson knew his clutch kick carried a lot of pressure.
“A lot of pressure,” said the senior. “I just tried to clear it out, and tried to look at it like it was one of the kicks I do everyday.”
Pawhuska and Lincoln Christian met to decide the district champion in Week 8. The Bulldogs stomped the Huskies 48-0, scoring 41 of those points in the first half. The Bulldogs’ scored two touchdowns in the final five minutes of the second quarter in that early matchup, but Darren Melton doesn’t think that will be the case this time around.
“Playing a team twice is somewhat of a daunting task,” said Lincoln Christian head coach Darren Melton. “We know we’ve got our work cut out.”
The Huskies beat Meeker, Lindsay and Heritage Hall to get to this semifinal round. Their offense has scored 35, 48 and 34 so far in the playoffs. The defense has been great so far as well. Pawhuska shutout Meeker, held Lindsay to 8, and kept Barry Sanders Jr. and company to just 20 points a week ago.
“You’re in the final four,” said Melton. “Everybody’s good. If we can go out and play mistake-free football, tackle well, block well, and do the little things well, I think we’ll have a chance.”
Kickoff is set for Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at Skiatook High School. For directions to that or any other game, check out our round four playoff sites.