It’s just the second week of the postseason, but Class 2A’s No. 2-ranked Davis Wolves (9-1) have arguably the toughest game they have faced all year.


It’s just the second week of the postseason, but Class 2A’s No. 2-ranked Davis Wolves (9-1) have arguably the toughest game they have faced all year.

Great teams typically have a few weeks before a matchup like the Wolves will see tonight, when they host No. 8-ranked Jones (9-2).

No. 1 Millwood takes on Coalgate (7-4), who the Wolves blasted 33-0 in the regular season. Lincoln Christian takes on Hartshorne (6-5).

“This is a very tough team, they led Millwood by 14 in the fourth quarter. This is not normally the type of team we would be playing, but it is what is,” Davis head coach Jody Weber said.

Jones gave Millwood its toughest game to date in a 45-38 loss. And since that game, the Longhorns have been lights out, winning five straight by a combined score of 249-13.

The Longhorns are led by quarterback Michael Lowe. He’s completed 124-of-197 passes for 2,074 yards, for 28 touchdowns and five interceptions.

He has a big target in Tyler Seabolt, who has hauled in 56 passes for 1,132 yards and 14 TDs.

“This is a true spread team that can make a lot of plays. They have the receiver that’s 6-feet-2, 200 pounds. They go to him a lot, but you look around and they have five or six guys that have 100-200 yards receiving. They have their better players, but he does a good job distributing the ball.

“He knows how to spin it.”

Jones’ top rusher is Kris Vaughn, who is just under 1,000 yards on the season. Weber said the Longhorns like to run it with some of the receivers, as well.

“They throw it deep, they throw it short, they throw it all over the field, which makes it difficult to prepare for,” Weber said.

“Our biggest key to slowing them down, is to not give up the chunk yards. When you are dealing with an explosive offense, you want them to snap the ball a lot.”

And a better way to slow down an explosive offense, is to limit its snaps by keeping your offense on the field.

“We want to let the air out of the ball. Use long drives to take the time of the clock and end them with scores,” Weber said.

“We’ve got a number of different backs that have stepped up from week to week. Last week, we were able to throw the ball a little bit more than usual. And I would have liked to have thrown it more. But Alec Hetherington came down with some circus catches, and it’s always good to see another weapon develop this late in the season.”

The coach is also pleased with how his quarterback, Cole Weber, has developed throughout the year.

“It’s like when you have a sophomore player, by the end of the season, he’s not a sophomore anymore. He’s seen every single type of coverage by this point in the season, and believe me, we’ve seen them all. And he’s handled it well.”

Eric Spruill

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