Stillwater News Press


September 19, 2012

Perkins-Tryon hopes to limit mistakes against No. 4 Seminole

PERKINS, Okla. — The Perkins-Tryon Demons (2-1) road to a third straight district championship starts 7:30 p.m. Friday with a daunting challenge — the No. 4 Seminole Chieftains (2-0), who are coached by the legendary Michael Snyder.

“(Snyder) is one of the football legends in the state of Oklahoma,” Perkins-Tryon coach Lloyd Wertman said. “He’s a class act and his teams are always prepared and always play physical.”

Snyder earned his 300th victory as the Chieftains defeated McLoud 62-24 last week. Wertman said Seminole runs a shotgun pistol and have very talented players.

“They got good speed backs in 5 (Trenton Newson) and 6 (Papi White),” Wertman said. “They are working with a two-quarterback tandem — 7 (Doc Harvey) and 16 (Jayce Cravens). Both run the offense well. They are very physical and well coached.”

The Chieftains have averaged 51 points per game compared to the Demons who have score 51 points total in three games (17 ppg). Perkins-Tryon is coming off a 41-14 loss to Verdigris where they turned the ball over three times in the first half and gave up 21 points.

“We have a stacked schedule,” Wertman said. “You can’t do that against good teams. We had some good plays last week when we executed well. When we didn’t execute, we didn’t execute well at all.”

Wertman said his team knew Verdigris is a good team and realizes that Seminole will be a challenge.

“We have our hands full,” Wertman said. “We have to play much better than last week.”

Other area games:

Yale (2-1) at Drumright (1-2)

Agra (3-0, 2-0) at Woodland (1-1, 1-1)

Depew (0-3) at Morrison (2-1)

Cushing (2-1) at Prague (1-2)

Welch (1-2, 1-1) at Coyle (1-2, 1-1)

Tonkawa (1-2) at Perry (1-2)

Newkirk (1-2) at Pawnee (1-2)

Claremore Christian (0-3, 0-2) at Carney (0-3, 0-2)


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