ARDMORE, OK - For the first time in program history the Plainview Indians are one game away for playing for a state title.
"Anytime your playing this deep into the playoffs, you know it's special," said head coach Chris Berus.
The Indians continued their regular season success into the postseason. Part of the success has been a dominating defense, that has allowed 50 points, including 10 games where they allowed less than seven.
"We've really talked about worrying about things we can control. And you know, that's us getting better," said coach Berus. "That's moment by moment. Living in the moment, and being the very best we can be."
Their top-notch defense will get by far their toughest test this week when they face the defending Class 3A champs. The Blanchard Lions, who have won 17 straight.
"You know, you gotta beat the best to be the best. And right now, their the best in 3A. So, were looking forward to the challenge, looking forward to the opportunity, and it's going to be fun," said coach Berus.
The semifinal matchup will feature the class 3A's best offense against the best defense. The Plainview defense will be keying on Blanchard's Braden Stringer, who has helped piled up over 240 points.
"A victory means were headed to the finals, another week of practice, and whoever that opponent is going to be. And hopefully were good enough to match with what they've got and come out champions," said Berus.
Kickoff for this game is at Moore High School this Friday night.