Cascia Hall Hopes Confidence Leads To Gold Ball

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 3:56 pm
By: News On 6

By Kyle Dierking,

TULSA, OK -- It's easy to be confident when you're Cascia Hall. A state championship, a 27-game winning streak and a state title test against a Claremore Sequoyah team they defeated by more than 20 points during the regular season will do that. Being confident also means not being complacent.

"One of our linebackers stood up on the way back from Yukon stood up and said, 'remember guys our first touchdown came off of a one yard drive and our second touchdown came off of an eight yard drive," said Cascia Hall coach Joe Medina. "The kids know it's not going to be the same game they saw back in October."

In other words, the message for Saturday's match-up: Sequoyah's a tested team that's won nine of its last 10 games.

"Any team that's in the state championship has to be good," said Commandos quarterback Sam Clancy. "We're confident, but we're not overconfident."

It's confidence that comes with preparation.

"They're confident because they know their assignments, they're confident because they know they're going to be put in the right position with a good game plan and that's where I think they play that much better on the field because of all that stuff," Medina said.

"A lot's at stake in this game. I'm sure our kids will respond."