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Dragons headed to Marlow

First round of playoffs in Stephens County


As the State Playoffs begin, Purcell has a tall order traveling to No. 2 Marlow Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

The undefeated Outlaws are flat good.

“Marlow is pretty much as advertised,” Purcell Head Coach Tracy Scott reports. “They’ve got a good quarterback and a really good running back. And, they get after you on defense.”

The Outlaws operated out of a 4-3 and some 4-2 on defense and use double tight ends on offense with a one back formation.

“They pretty much run right at you and they’re good at it,” Scott said.

The coach said his club has its chances last Friday night in a tough home loss to Bethel, 34-13.

“Penalties and miscues at crucial times cost us,” the coach said. “We’ve got to execute this week and take care of the ball. We need to play really clean at Marlow.”

Scott said overall his team played pretty well defensively with Brodrick Smith leading the charge with 18 tackles.

“Brodrick played really well,” Scott said. “Creed (Smith) played well and so did Zicorrie Davis and (Jose) Ochoa. We just couldn’t get off the field for whatever reason.”

Davis registered 17 tackles followed by Brody Holder with 15, Creed with 14 and Ochoa with nine.

Up front, Tavian Engert, Brody Holder and Brendan Bacon all drew rave reviews from their head coach.

Holder nailed runners 15 times. Engert finished with seven tackles with Bacon right on his heels with six.

On the offensive side of the ball Scott praised the play of Creed Smith, who had 55 yards rushing and a touchdown. He also threw the ball for 93 yards and a touchdown. Scott pointed to the play of Titus Mason, who had 82 receiving yards and a 27 yard touchdown. Mason also rushed the ball once for 17 yards.

Dragon notes:

Purcell Head Coach Tracy Scott nominated Brodrick Smith as the Defensive Player of the Week. Smith made 18 tackles against Bethel last Friday night.

Nominated as the Defensive Lineman of the Week was Brody Holder, who made 15 tackles against Bethel.

The Offensive Lineman of the Week nominee is Jace Clary, who graded out at 72 percent.

Titus Mason was nominated as the Offensive Player of the Week. He had 82 receiving yards against Bethel and one touchdown.


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