“In their own words…” – What did these players have to say after Round 2?

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Last Updated: November 19, 20231.8 min read

This week in Round 2 of the Oklahoma High School Football Playoffs, let’s hear from the players of some high-contested matches.

Alva over Kingston, 28-23

Alva’s Daylon Malone – “We just wanted it more and you’re dangerous when you got nothing to lose.”

Alva’s Hunter Pfleider – “We rode across the state and took care of business in their house. We have a lot of confidence going into next week.”

Alva’s Trace Hamilton – “Our team knew we had a challenge ahead of us. We would have to give it our all, no matter what happened. Our coaches never gave up on us and knew from the beginning we were capable of beating Kingston and we proved our coaches right.”

Kingston’s Logan Stephens – “It was a hard loss, I feel like we played well but in the second round of playoffs, one mistake can cost you the game. We made a few, and that’s exactly what it cost us.”

Kingston’s Parks Ratzlaff – “We played well but at the end of the day, we lost. We did not execute well enough to win. We have to control the ball better next year and execute better; just time to start grinding for next year.”

Jones over Davis, 30-26

Jones’ Luke DeBusk – “It was an all around team effort. The offense got off to a hot start and the defense shut them out in the first half. Then in the second half, they kind of bowed up to us but we didn’t back down. We kept punching and punching them in the mouth play after play. The offense put up tons of points as usual and the defense sealed the win. We go into next week with an even bigger chip on our shoulder, ready to go out and play our game of football.”

Ada over Clinton, 21-9

Ada’s George Maddox – “We came out of the gates with energy and physicality. We put all three phases together and got a great team win.”

Idabel over Kansas, 42-28

Idabel’s Quincy Johnson – “When adversity hit us, everyone knew we had to take it another notch and stepped it up. We wanted that game badly.”

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