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COAHOMA â Coahoma head coach Trey Gardner describes playoff time like some children describe their favorite holiday.
After all, he has said making it to the playoffs is like Christmas coming early for him.
But the Bulldogs are hoping the joy doesnât end so soon when they take on Spearman in bi-district playoff action at 8 p.m. today in Plainview.
Coahomaâs last appearance in the playoffs was in 2007, but their last win was in 2003.
âItâs kind of an oddity,â Gardner said. âSomebody was asking me about the playoffs, well itâs been a long time since I havenât been in the playoffs. For our kids, thatâs a different story. Thatâs one of the things that concerns me the most. You never know exactly how youâre kids are going to react.
âI donât want to have the Minnie Pearl syndrome. I know a lot of people donât know who that is, Minnie Pearl sang, âweâre just happy to be here.â I donât want to be just happy to be here.â
The Bulldogs have a chance to do something they havenât in a seven years with a playoff win tonight, but to do it, theyâll have to go against a Spearman team that attacks defenses in many different ways.
Coahoma defensive coordinator Raul Sanchez said Spearmanâs multiple formations on offense allows the Lynx to adjust if needed.
Spearmanâs ability to choose from many formations will keep Coahoma on its toes.
âThey run between 35 and 45 formations,â Sanchez said. âItâs just kind of whatever is working for them, theyâre going to likely try to get into. Iâm anxious to see what theyâre going to try to do against us.â
Coahoma may have to throw the ball more than usual, too.View more articles in: