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Game of the Week Preview: Anadarko at Altus

A lot can happen in a year. People can improve upon skills they already have or people can learn something they may not be familiar with. This can describe Altus and Anadarko as they prepare to meet for a rematch from last season in the week two Game of the Week.

Last year in Anadarko, the Warriors demolished an Altus team that was still working into it's new offense by a score of 40-7. A year later, the bulldogs are settled in to their offense and bring the experience of a playoff berth with them into this week’s rematch.

"They love when the lights come on and really up their game. They are looking forward to...facing Anadarko again inside their home stadium,” said Jeremy Reed, Altus Head Coach.Head Coach “Getting a chance to go and get win number two. Not so much revenge, just looking forward to getting better for our upcoming season."

Anadarko still works to break in fresh faces, including starting quarterback Nacho Gallego. Week one they defeated Chickasha 33-7 allowing this new group to get comfortable in starting roles.

"Well, we have a lot of guys this year that haven't been in the fire yet. Last Friday night against Chickasha was their first time out,” said Kent Jackson, Anadarko Head Coach. “And you know, we had some jitters I think. We are still pretty gray at several positions, but our guys play hard and they know how to win. And I think the second half really told the tail of how our guys can play because we came out and took the first two drives down and scored and kind of set the tone for the rest of the game to win it."

The Warriors recognize the test Altus provides, but look to the experience of their offensive line to carry some of the load.

"Oh, they're a good team and we know that. We watch film on them. They're a lot better than last year. It's going to be tough, but I think we can end up making it happen. I mean, they're going to be a tough opponent. I think we're better up front. We got some good linemen, about four starters back from last year. I think we can hang our hat on the linemen," said Kaden Jackson, Anadarko Senior Defensive End/Tight End.

"With Altus, they're good. And I've told people I think they're going to be the best team we play all year. We got to be better at option responsibilities. Our angles have to be better on defense. And then on offense, you know, I think we still need to dominate up front and be able to run the football better because that's kind of going to be what we hang our hat on," said Coach Jackson.

For the bulldogs, they simply look to limit mistakes. Offensively they will turn to Taven Birdow to lead them on the ground. However, Altus coaches have proceeded to prepare their players for the physical style of play Anadarko presents.

"To go out and perform as a brotherhood all together. Because as long as we don't turn over the ball like last year, as long as we play, swarm to the football on defense and just play as a team, we can come out and do good," said Baylor Feller, Altus Senior Linebacker.

"Defensively making sure we're aligned and reading our keys. Just basically the techniques of what we do will prepare us for that I feel like. Anadarko is known for how physical they are in all aspects of the game. They play the game very physical, as they should. But I would say that's always one trait when you know you are playing Anadarko. You know you are going to get hit," said Coach Reed.

To add a cherry to this sundae of a football game, Altus will look to break the current 52-game regular season winning streak Anadarko is riding.

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