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No. 6 Cache looks to stay unblemished, visits Elgin Friday

ELGIN, OK (KSWO) - The Cache Bulldogs have proven they belong in the conversation for top team a bolstered Class 4A, earning a perfect 4-0 record thus far. And the scary thing is, they seem to be getting better with each week.

“We have a bunch of guys who really want to do it. We want everybody to come together and we all want to win,” says Cache quarterback Jayden Garcia. “And we all have that mindset. We work hard every day. This is just, we're having fun. It's fun that's the biggest thing.”

On the other side, Elgin sits at 1-3. The Owls have faith they can still salvage their season behind a solid defense. But it's mental errors that seem to be hurting Elgin the most.

“Last week against Anadarko and this past week against Elk City, we played good enough defensively to win the game,” states Elgin Head Coach Jason Cunningham. “But our problem is, whenever we have a muffed punt, or we give them the ball on the 15 or the 10. And a lot of those points are coming there. We're out-gaining our opponent yardage wise, and we're forcing stops. We're just making too many, our problem is making mistakes offensively.”

“First game, I think a lot of it was emotions. We were just going at them and stuff like that. A lot of personal fouls during that game, but after that we really cleaned it up. Just tackling hard. Running to the ball. Just trying to do everything we can to win a game,” says Elgin Senior Greydon Buhlig.

Something else the Owls look to lean on is the strength of their run game. Elgin has a variety of weapons to move the ball on the ground, and Cache understands discipline will be crucial when dealing with that.

“I think their fullback, Pepper Ferrell, is a really good player. And I think they're going to try and get him the ball. I think they've got two different guys they can put in at the running back in the Noah kid and Cole Cizek,” says Cache Head Coach John Herbert “And I think that both those guys are good athletes and they can get out in space. So we're going to have to have good gap scheme defensively and make sure we are sound in the run game.”

The Bulldogs offense has become a well-oiled machine, averaging over 43 points per contest. Their explosiveness and versatility proves to be no easy task for Elgin.

Cunningham says, “They just have a lot of offensive fire power. We knew they were going to be good. But with the addition of those Lawton High kids, I mean, they're really good.”

“Breaking down, they're really shifty, quick, good moves. So breaking down before the tackle. Wrapping up, holding on, grabbing jersey. Just doing everything to try and bring them to the ground. Not trying to do too much, but just do our job,” explains Buhlig.

“Well, I think along the offensive line, we had two guys coming back. We knew we had three first year starters. And we feel like those three first year guys have really stepped up,” states Herbert. “But as far as scoring points, I mean Jaer Thomas, Hayden Nunley. Jayden Garcia has been doing a great job along with the receiving core. I think last game we had ten different guys catch a football. So that's pretty good to have an offense where multiple guys get involved.”

The Game of the Week is scheduled to kick-off at 7:00 Friday night in Elgin.

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