Coming into his teams first round playoff game, Plainview head coach Joe Price said he wanted his team to get off to a fast start if they were going to have any chance of winning.

Coming into his teams first round playoff game, Plainview head coach Joe Price said he wanted his team to get off to a fast start if they were going to have any chance of winning.

They certainly got the message loud and clear.

No. 3 Plainview scored on its first even possessions with the ball, and overwhelmed the John Marshall Bears, winning 49-15 in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs at Plainview Stadium Friday night.

Next up for the Indians is a state quarterfinal matchup against the Checotah Wildcats Friday night at Plainview Stadium. 

"The fact that we played so well early set the tone for the game," Plainview coach Joe Price said. "We always want to come out strong and establish an advantage on both sides of the ball. The offense really clicked from the beginning, and our defense did a good job of keeping their fast players in front of them. We cut down on their chances for quick passing touchdowns."

The Indians used their many offensive weapons and completely stifled the Bears with a smothering defense. 

By the mid-way point of the third quarter the game clock was running almost non-stop, and Plainview reserves had reported in to finish off the opening round victory.

Plainviewattacked the bears in their usual workmanlike way starting from the opening snap. 

Beginning at their own 36-yard line following the kick-off Plainview's Jaxon Clemons broke free up the middle and raced 64 yards on the third snap to give the Indians a 7-0 lead.

Following an Indians defensive stop and a Bears punt, Plainview started their second drive at their own 25-yard line. 

Seven plays later quarterback Brock Parham hit receiver Blake Nowell with a 21-yard scoring toss for a 14-0 lead.

Plainview (9-1) had a short field on their next two possessions thanks to the Indian defense that caused John Marshall plenty of problems. 

A pass from Bears' quarterback Jason Lewis was picked by Plainview's Tyler Berryhill at the Indian 45-yard line. His return of the interception had the Indians at the Bears' 23-yard line.

Parham hit Clemons on the first play from scrimmage for the 23-yard touchdown pass for a 21-0 Plainview lead.

Caleb Burson intercepted a Jalen Shells pass that ultimately gave the Indians possession at the John Marshall 10-yard line. 

Three plays later Plainview's Tyson Al-jbour plowed up the middle for the 1-yard scoring run and a 28-0 Indian lead.

A Bears punt pushed the Indians to their own 25-yard line. On the second play of the drive Parham hit Nowell at the John Marshall 25-yard line. Nowell ran untouched the rest of the way for a 66-yard touchdown to put the Indians up 35-0.

The final score by Plainview in the first half came following a Bear punt that had the Indians at their own 48-yard line. 

A 10-play, 52-yard drive by Plainview ended with Al-jbour scoring on a 3-yard run over right tackle. That gave the Indians a 42-0 lead at the half.

"We had no let-downs in our offensive and defensive pressures through the first half," Price said. "They gave us some different looks up front, but we did a good job of adjusting and working through those changes. John Marshall has good speed which they showed later in the game. But our starting offense and defense played their assignments well."

The Indians scored their final touchdown on their initial possession of the third quarter. Plainview started at their own 28-yard line and took just three minutes to score. A 45-yard run by Clemons moved the Indians inside the Bears' 30-yard line. Two plays later Parham hit Payton Weber with a touchdown pass that covered 24 yards to up the Indian lead to 49-0.

Clemons had 114 yards on five carries to lead the Plainview ground attack. Parham was 5-for-9 passing for 142 yards with four touchdown passes. 

He also had 47 rushing yards on five carries. Nowell led the Indians receiving corps with two catches for 87 yards and two scores.

John Marshall (7-4) managed two fourth quarter touchdowns against the Plainview reserve units.

A 2-yard run by Elian Morales got the Bears on the board with five minutes left. A 46-yard scoring run by Dorian Middleton with under a minute remaining finished the scoring.

Plainview had 273 rushing yards on 31 carries (8.8 yards per carry) and 157 passing yards for 430 total offensive yards. John Marshall finished with 34 carries for 190 yards and added 45 passing yards for 235 total yards on the night.