One Play May Define BTW's Season

Friday, November 28th 2008, 6:38 pm
By: News On 6

By Kyle Dierking,

TULSA, OK -- Few plays define a team's season, but Booker T. Washington's goal line stop against Guthrie might be the moxie of the 2008 Hornets.

"It's a lot of pressure to stop somebody on the two-yard line," said Hornet linebacker Michael Doctor. "We knew we needed a stop or it was going to be the end of our high school football career. We just had to get that stop."

While the defense sealed the deal, making that fourth down stop in third overtime to send the Hornets to the semis last week, Antwain Jimmerson thinks more offense will lead to a win against El Reno.

"Last week we kind of struggled to put some drives together and I think that's one reason why we've been fortunate to play a lot of kids on defense," said BTW head coach Antwain Jimmerson. "This week we need to get our offense off to a good start, develop some rhythm and put some points on the board."

Despite winning its district, El Reno was a sub .500 team a year ago and a 5A surprise this season.

"You have to come in and have the same emotion against every team," said Doctor. "You can't underestimate anybody."

"It's just one game at a time," said Hornet quarterback Eric Bennett. "Coach has been just stressing one game at a time so we've been taking it one game at a time."