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4A Title First Look

4A Title First Look
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The Class 4A state championship game is set and it’s time to start looking at the match-up. It probably would have been considered an unlikely match-up when the playoffs began, but we’ll see Poteau and Weatherford face off for it all. We’ll have plenty of preview content leading up to kickoff of the game, but we kick things off here with taking a look at both teams and the 4A Title First Look.

POTEAU PIRATES (12-1)

Aug 30 – Lost To El Reno 20-13
Sept 6 – Beat Durant 40-13
Sept 13 – Beat McAlester 33-3
Sept 27 – Beat Sallisaw 43-7
Oct 4 – Beat Fort Gibson 43-7
Oct 11 – Beat Central 50-8
Oct 17 – Beat Stilwell 58-7
Oct 25 – Beat Broken Bow 14-0
Nov 1 – Beat Muldrow 66-7
Nov 8 – Beat Hilldale 48-0
1st Round – Beat Cleveland 47-20
Quarterfinal – Beat Cache 40-7
Semifinal – Beat Wagoner 7-3

Championship Appearance: 4th
After falling short in the semifinals last year, Poteau is headed to the title game for the fourth time in school history. This will be their first championship appearance since 2013. Poteau fans certainly still remember the 40-0 loss to Anadarko in that appearance. They’ll look to erase that memory on Friday.

Championship Record: 0-3
The Pirates are looking for their first ever gold ball and appear to have the team to do it. Poteau is a Dorian Plumley touchdown pass with under a minute to go from having a perfect record coming into the title game. They’ve won 12 straight since losing a heartbreaker to El Reno back in late August.

Offensive Production: 38.6 PPG
Poteau doesn’t have the flashiest of offenses in 4A football. However, what they do have works and it works well. They’re averaging just under 40 points per game and they make no secret about what they want to do. They want to run the ball down at will. But they have no problem opening up the passing game if needed.

Defensive Production: 7.8 PPG
The Poteau defense has once again been one of the stingiest defenses in the state. They don’t have the eye-popping stats that the 2018 team had but they’re pretty close. They’ve only given up double digit points on three different occasions. They certainly have a unit that’s capable of shutting down an opponent.

WEATHERFORD EAGLES (11-2)

Aug 30 – Beat Chisholm 36-8
Sept 13 – Lost To Piedmont 28-25
Sept 20 – Beat Woodward 27-0
Sept 27 – Beat Elgin 42-14
Oct 4 – Lost To Clinton 14-6
Oct 11 – Beat Anadarko 33-6
Oct 17 – Beat Chickasha 29-10
Oct 25 – Beat Cache 35-26
Nov 1 – Beat Newcastle 28-17
Nov 8 – Beat Elk City 35-20
1st Round – Beat Cushing 28-6
Quarterfinal – Beat Sallisaw 53-33
Semifinal – Beat Tuttle 16-7

Championship Appearance: 6th
Weatherford is playing for their first state championship since 2002. The Eagles have had a long history of success but this is their best playoff run in this decade. They made it to the semifinals for the first time since 2009 and are one win away from bringing home another state championship to add to the trophy case.

Championship Record: 3-2
Weatherford’s last championship came back in 1999. In fact, Weatherford was one of the better teams in the nineties, as all three of their state titles came in that ten year span. Now, 20 years after their last one, the Eagles find themselves one win away from bringing home the fourth gold ball in their school history.

Offensive Production: 30.2 PPG
Similar to Poteau, Weatherford’s offense isn’t flashy and they aren’t one of the higher scoring offenses in the state, but they control the clock in the majority of games and look to primarily run the football. They have some speedsters that can’t break a long run and make a highlight happen just like that.

Defensive Production: 14.5 PPG
Weatherford is certainly feeling confident when it comes to their defense coming into the title game. They held defending champion Tuttle to just seven points in their semifinal victory. The Eagles will look to continue their dominance on the defensive side of the ball. If they can, it could mean a title victory.

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