Class A No. 2 Ringling pays a visit to Wayne Thursday for a District game under the lights.
The Blue Devils (6-0) are coached by the legendary Phillip Koons and are exactly as advertised, according to Wayne head coach Brandon Sharp.
“They do things right,” he said. “They’re well coached along with being extremely talented and when you put those two things together you’re going to be good.”
Ringling likes to impose their will on opponents with the run game.
They will play the power run game out of three formations and hit pass plays out of the bootleg.
“They have one of the top quarterbacks around and he can wing it,” Sharp said. “They’re not as big as they have been in the past but they are physical and will get after you.”
Defensively they run the 4-3 and funnel everything in to the Mike linebacker.
“He finishes it up,” Sharp said.
Sharp expects his team to be ready for the challenge Thursday.
“This is not anything new to the guys. We’ve been playing them the last few years,” Sharp said. “Hopefully they will come out swinging.”
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Thursday due to Fall Break.
Wayne (2-4) fell to Rush Springs 20-16 last Friday.
The Bulldogs started the scoring when Rhett Kennedy plunged in from one yard out in the first quarter.
Kaleb Madden’s two-point conversion made it 8-0.
Rush Springs scored in the second quarter but missed the point-after attempt.
Kennedy scored again in the third quarter and Jaxon Dill found Madden for a successful two-point conversion attempt.
Rush Springs scored again in the third quarter and once more in the fourth on a short field to take the lead for good.
“We had stopped them and had the ball, making a drive, and we fumbled,” Sharp said. “It gave them a short field and gave them the game winner. It was one of those nights when if you take a few plays out we win the game. But that’s football.”
Defensively, Kennedy led the way with six tackles and a caused fumble.
Eli Hobson had five tackles and a sack and Madden had five tackles and a fumble recovery.
Braden McClendon had an interception.
“We didn’t make the plays we had to, to get off the field,” Sharp said.
The Wayne offense moved the ball on Rush Springs and outgained them in total yards, 294-290.
“We kept the ball away from them and time of possession was in our favor,” Sharp said.
Madden had 140 yards total offense, while Dill was responsible for 184 yards.
Wayne head coach Brandon Sharp nominated Rhett Kennedy for Heart of Oklahoma Defensive Player of the Week.
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