Just one week after eliminating the defending state champions, the No. 6 Plainview Indians are going to be getting a blast from the past this week.

Just one week after eliminating the defending state champions, the No. 6 Plainview Indians are going to be getting a blast from the past this week.

At 7 p.m. tonight in Tulsa, the Indians will make the long trek to face off with the No. 5 Lincoln Christian Bulldogs at Bulldog Stadium in the Class 3A Quarterfinals.

The winner of this contest will meet either Heritage Hall or Stigler next week in the state semifinals.

Both teams are coming off huge first round victories as the Indians dispatched of No. 7 John Marshall 45-6, while the Bulldogs eliminated Verdigris 61-21 at home. 

Plainview quarterback Brock Parham threw for 206 yards last week with three touchdowns on 16-of-18 passing, while Jaxon Clemons finished with 13 carries for 65 yards. 

For Indians head coach Joe Price, he has been quick to emphasize defensive preparation during the week as one of the many keys to slowing down the high powered offense the Bulldogs bring to the table. 

“We have done a good job of getting ready to play this week, the kids have been locked in a focused,” Price said. “A lot of it on defense with how many formations they give on offense is just getting lined up right. From then you just gotta play football.”

One of the leading pieces of the Bulldogs offense is quarterback Chase Ricke. 

Last week Ricke threw three touchdowns in the opening round of the playoffs, and has thrown for 2,725 yards on 140-of-214 passing with 33 touchdowns this season. 

On offense the bulldogs are loaded in the skill positions, including running back Brendyn Harris, who has 1,478 yards and 26 touchdowns on the ground this season, along receiver Sam Bruggemann who leads the team with 56 catches for 1,324 yards and 15 touchdowns for Lincoln Christian. 

The Bulldog offense as a whole is averaging 47.3 points points per game and is averaging 52.2 points at home.

“You prepare for this over the season, you play road games that are tough,” Price said. 

“I think our kids understand what is going to happen when we get there, it is going to be a tough environment to play in so we got to be locked in and ready to go.”

Plainview will be more than adjusted to playing in Lincoln Christian, as the Indians last made the trip to Tulsa in the 2016 playoffs during the quarterfinal round.

An early 14-7 deficit looked to have Plainview on the ropes, but the Indians were able to come back and claim a narrow 35-34 victory.