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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Indians gain confidence in road victory

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  • TISHOMINGO — From well before opening tip, Coach Jeremy Stewart's team was all in. The Plainview coach said he issued a challenge to his team. Monday's practice ended abruptly because Stewart decided his team didn't play as though it wanted to be there. Senior Nick Ramsey admitted that he was terrified to begin the game in Plainview's 55-33 win over Tishomingo He hit the game's opening field goal to give Plainview a lead it never surrendered, The bucket helped him relax. “We're finally getting a conference team,” he said. “Let's go start off strong.' After that first two, I was like 'We got this. We can win this.' It's definitely a good feeling knowing that we came to an away venue and we could do this.” Ramsey scored 10 of his team's 16 first-quarter points as the Plainview Indians built an 11-point lead after one quarter. Keeping the team's collective foot on the gas pedal was not difficult, Ramsey added. Tishomingo did not seem as poised. Devante Lawson picked up his third foul on a charge call with 3:43 to play in the second quarter. The Indians committed three offensive fouls in the first half, and Lawson, their leading scorer, contributed two points. “We were doing a really good job containing him,” Stewart said. Tishomingo coach Don Tidwell said he tells his team to play with a confident aggression. Plainview shot the ball better than Tidwell thought, and he credited Plainview for the game they played. Ramsey, one of six seniors, said everyone's input is equally valuable. Stewart said the game looks a lot slower to his kids because of the high level of competition they played to begin the season. “We're finally getting our football guys in shape,” he said. “We're starting to get a few reps under our belt, and our guys are looking pretty good right at the moment.”
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