With only two games being played in the Durant-Hugo Area this week, my write-up will be much lighter than normal. Here’s my take on everything that happened with the Caddo Bruins and the Idabel Warriors.
Idabel over Kansas, 42-28
Payton’s Take: Keeping their perfect season record of 11-0 intact and their state championship hopes alive, the Idabel Warriors, though they faltered a bit in the first half, found a way to dominate the Kansas Comets and stay alive for Round 3 of the playoffs. They have achieved a major milestone for their team and community: the longest winning-streak in school history and they’re getting to practice during Thanksgiving week. Led by Head Coach Scott Pratt, the Warriors are poised to make a deep run in the Class 2A Oklahoma High School Football Playoffs.
“I am so proud of these kids,” Pratt said. “They’ve fought through adversity and are holding the longest winning record in school history, these kids deserve this. I’m just lucky enough to get to coach them and be apart of this.”
“When adversity hit us, everyone knew we had to take it another notch and stepped it up,” Senior LB/WR Quincy Johnson said. “We wanted that game bad.”
Idabel will take on the Millwood Falcons on Black Friday at East Central University in Ada for the Class 2A State Semi-Finals. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
Idabel’s Quincy Johnson – Photo: Johnna Smith
Caddo falls to Drumright, 60-54
Payton’s Take: The Caddo Bruins had an outstanding season, winning games where they weren’t favored and showing all of SE Oklahoma that they mean business on the football field. I had the pleasure of covering teams in the SE region, and Caddo was one to watch. They had an electric defense, flying to the ball and disrupting the offense every play. On offense, the Bruins were dynamic, rushing and fighting for yards with purpose and passion. Head Coach Trent Harmon is leading this team in an extremely positive direction, and I will be waiting to see what Caddo is capable of next season.
Though the season is over, the Bruins fought their tails off against an athletic Drumright team and were trying until the clock ran out.
“Couldn’t be more proud of our guys,” Harmon said. “Yes, it wasn’t the outcome we wanted, but they fought incredibly hard; you can’t ask for anything more.”
Caddo vs Velma-Alma, 9/15/2023
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