WYANDOTTE — Wyandotte has its work cut out for it in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs.
The 6-3 Bears tackle once-beaten and fourth-ranked Tulsa Victory Christian at Victory Stadium.
This will be the first-ever meeting between the teams in a game that kicks off at 7 p.m.
Wyandotte went 8-1 a year ago, finishing second in 2A-8.
It opened post-season play with a 33-12 romp over Salina, but suffered a tough 21-19 loss at Antlers in the second round.
“We are going to let everything out we have, not hold anything back give our kids the best opportunity to win the football game,” Homer said.
While the Bears were idle in Week 10, a 94-yard touchdown on a jet sweep play late in the fourth quarter helped Tulsa Holland Hall pick up a 34-21 win over Victory to decide the District 2A-7 title.
“They broke their back with the touchdown pass,” Wyandotte head coach Brad Homer said. “It was third and long; everybody knows they are going to chuck it. He gets behind a kid and scores. It’s a situation where if they hold them there, it’s a one-touchdown game then get the ball back with good field position.”
“You are in the playoffs and everybody is good — you have to be ready to play,” Wyandotte head coach Brad Homer said. “For us, we will have to play our best game, control the football and not turn it over, make them earn what they are going to get, not giving them a short field to work with.
“Obviously with where they are at, its for a good reason. They are a good football team.”
Four turnovers, including three in the first half, helped unravel the Conquerors against Holland Hall, which won its first-ever district title with the win.
“We were pleased with how we had been progressing. We knew that game was looming, but you have to put it behind you and get ready for next week,” Victory head coach Paul Smith said. “We had four turnovers. You have to take care of the football if you want to be successful, I don’t care if you are sixth grade or the Green Bay Packers.”
Smith was named the Conquerors’ head coach in 2015, succeeding Brent Marley, currently head coach at Rejoice Christian.
Smith, who had assisted Marley for four seasons, coached Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy during a 17-year stint at Midwest City.
Smith guided Edmond Deer Creek to a Class 3A championship in 2000. Midwest City won four large-school titles while he was there.