Threat Of Winter Weather Postpones Oklahoma Playoffs
Football teams are used to battling it out on the field until the better team wins.
Mother Nature won week 14 before it even began, though.
All of the Oklahoma high school postseason games have been postponed due to the threat of severe winter weather.
Poteau was scheduled to take on Anadarko in the 4A title game Friday afternoon but it has been moved to Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. at Oklahoma State’s Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.
“Today was originally my last practice as a senior but another week of practice, I love it,” Poteau senior Carlos Aguilar said.”
The extra week off can be taken a few different ways but the Poteau coach is trying to take the positives out of it.
“Week 14, everybody is beat up and we certainly are and I imagine Anadarko is the same way,” Pirates coach Greg Werner said. “It gives us a chance to heal up and get ready. No matter what it is, you just have to say it’s for the best.”
Poteau is in the state title game for the first time in 63 years but Vian is trying to get back to the title game after just a six year absence.
The Wolverines are preparing for Davis, the same team that ended Vian’s perfect season in the semifinals last season. Vian will meet Davis on Dec. 13 at McAlester in the 2A semifinals.
“From here on out, give a couple days off trying to get our legs back underneath us,” Vian coach Brandon Tyler said. “We’ve been going 13 weeks, 13 regular season games and then the two scrimmages so 15 weeks there we’ve been hitting it pretty good so I think these three days we’ll have off here on the weekend ought to be beneficial to us.”
The extra week of practice appears to be an advantage for the Wolverines as they face a Davis team that runs an offense that Vian doesn’t see during the rest of the year.
“Seeing the wishbone offense, you don’t get a whole lot of time to prepare for that during the year because not a whole lot of people run it anymore so I think this extra week that we’ll have should help us out defensively,” Tyler said.