– BY MICHAEL KNIGHT
Muldrow quarterback Braden Gleason is the OKPreps Player Of The Week for week ten after his performance in Muldrow’s exciting win over Stigler. Muldrow knocked off Stigler in the final minute with a 47-46 win to lock up a home game this week in the first round. Gleason was a big reason for that. Gleason completed 25 of his 40 passes for 455 yards and five touchdowns. He also ran another touchdown in to total six TD’s on the night.
“Braden is one of a kind when it comes to having the will to win,” head coach Terry Jones said. “He prepares and approaches practice with that attitude. With him you go a chance until the clock hits zero.”
That’s exactly how it played out as Muldrow stunned Stigler with a touchdown late to get the win. Jones went on to say that Friday’s game against Stigler was the best performance he’s seen from his star quarterback.
“It’s one of the most exciting games that I have ever been involved in, great win for the players and the community,” Jones said of the win that locked up a home game as they open up the playoffs against Lincoln Christian.
Now the focus shifts to their first round opponent. The same team that they saw in the first round last year when they came to Tulsa to face Lincoln Christian. Lincoln won last year’s first round game 56-15. Not only will Muldrow be looking for revenge against the visiting Bulldogs, they’ll be looking to get a much-needed playoff win.
Muldrow has lost 13 consecutive playoff games dating back to 1985. The last time they won a playoff game was the ’85 quarterfinals before losing in the semifinals. In their last 12 trips to the playoffs, Muldrow was sent packing in the first round. Gleason and the Bulldogs look to end that streak on Friday night.
“It give us some momentum, probably one of the biggest win around here in a long time,” Jones said of the Stigler win. “But as I told the kids to enjoy it on Saturday, because we had to start preparing for Lincoln Christian.”