“We have been in playoff mode the last four weeks because we had to win out,” George said.
Tramble carried the ball just 11 times but scored on touchdown runs 93, 66 and 5 yards for the Savages. He nearly returned an interception for another score.
Quarterback Colton Owen rushed for 91 yards on 17 carries and tossed a touchdown pass to wide receiver Rylan Pierce.
Wide receiver Tanner Ricky scored on a 25-yard run on the jet sweep.
Tecumseh now has made the playoffs three of the last four years after missing the postseason last year.
“We had a lot of injuries last year,” said George, who has 18 seniors on this year's club. “We had nine starters out after Week 2 and didn't do a very good job of battling adversity. We just didn't get it done.”
The Savages got it done this year, but their reward is a date with the defending 3A state champions in the opening round.
“They are talented, big and fast,” George said. “They are one of the top three or four teams in the state for a reason.”
OCA ALL-STATE VOLLEYBALL ANNOUNCED
The Oklahoma Coaches Association released its All-State volleyball team Friday. The All-State game will be played during All-State week July 28-Aug. 2 in the Tulsa area. The exact date and location will be announced at a later date.
Here are the rosters:
Large West: Kristen Macy, Edmond Memorial; McKenna Qualls, Edmond Memorial; Allison Barr, Edmond North; Mallory Fox, Edmond North; Meghan Hook, Edmond Santa Fe; Mandy Dolph, Edmond Santa Fe; Mariah Wagner, Enid; Madison Dobbs, Westmoore.
Large East: Grace Balcerak, Tulsa Kelley; Claire Kelly, Tulsa Kelley; Abigail Cachero, Broken Arrow; Sarah Mangan, Broken Arrow; Cassidy Chappell, Owasso; Kiley Josey, Stillwater; Peyton Meacham, Stillwater; Christina Stuehm, Tulsa Union.
Small West: Lauren Winslow, Christian Heritage; Elizabeth Tracy, Christian Heritage; Brooke Wayman, Oklahoma Bible; Carter Cloud, Heritage Hall; Magan Castlebury, Elgin; Katelynn Martine, Cache; Carley Rother, Clinton; Courtney Bowie, Bethany; Katie Cogburn, Cement; Zori Curry, Southeast.
Small East: Jaime Rahilly, Cascia Hall; Liesl Spoerl, Cascia Hall; Jasmine Robinson, Shawnee; Haiden White, Catoosa; Stacia Payne, Verdigris; Maggie Lannan, Copan; Bristen Graves, Okay; Paige Perkins, Oklahoma Union; Jane Eagleton, Tulsa Washington; Bailey Bergman, Victory Christian.