There are only two game left in the regular season, the Durant Lions (1-7 overall, 1-4 district) hit the road this Friday to face another district foe, the Noble Bears (4-4 overall, 2-3 district).
The Bears are biding for a late season run to get into the playoffs. The Bears are on a two game winning streak after beating Skiatook 28-24 and Tulsa Hale 20-13.
The Lions will deal with a team that is hovering under everyone radar. The Bears are averaging 28 points per game while the Lions are averaging 19 points per game. The Bears main threat is it’s running game.
“We got to stop their running back. He has run for 1,400 yards already this season. He is the their main offensive weapon, he carries the ball a bunch.” said Lions head coach Byron Cordell.
Last week Lions QB Zac Cater caught fire and threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns. If the offense can build from last weeks offensive display the Bears defense will have it’s hands full.
“He (Cater) played well along with the offensive line giving Cater time to throw. And the wide receivers were catching the ball. We did a good job of pitch and catch.” said Cordell.
In the second half of last week game against the Shawnee, the Lions offense came alive. A building block for the team and confidence builder going into Friday’s game.
“It gave us something to work towards this week and we have had good practices this week. If we got to throw it 50 times to win, then we’ll throw 50 times.” said Cordell.
It’s always hard to get a win a road. However, the Lions beat the Skiatook at home and they can do it again this week.
Game time is at 7:30 p.m.