By Robert Przybylo
Memorial (8-3) vs. Jenks (11-0)
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Jenks Hunter-Dwelley Stadium
At this point in the game, you don’t need much motivation. If you’re not pumped to be in the 6A quarterfinals, then I don’t know what to say.
But Memorial is actually a team that can come in with a chip on its shoulder. Despite hosting Mustang last week, not many people (including all of your stooges) picked the Bulldogs to win.
We definitely used that as motivation, especially the defense. People were saying how Mustang was going to put up all kinds of points on us. That fired us up.” – junior Kameron Doolittle
All the defense did was do what it’s done all month: shut down another offense. In the 38-7 win, the defense caused four turnovers. And in the last 14 quarters, it’s been Memorial 70, Opponents 7.
The Bulldogs can play with a care-free attitude this week because nobody once again thinks they have any chance of beating Jenks.
We’re excited about this chance, about this opportunity to show what we can really do. We’re coming in with all the confidence in the world.” – senior Nelson Medeiros
A team with nothing to lose is definitely a dangerous club, but don’t expect Jenks to tense up in the moment. If the off the field distractions haven’t gotten to this team, then just about nothing will.
Either way, we’ll find out Friday how good the Memorial defense really is. No matter what happens, this defense will be remembered. But a big outing at Jenks, and they’ll write another chapter.