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Tecumseh Gets Back On The Grid Iron


November 5, 2020

Savage football is back! After two Friday nights in a row with no game, Tecumseh is set to host John Marshall in the final regular season game of this irregular season tomorrow (Friday) night.

Tecumseh enters the game with a 4-4 record, including one forfeit win, and is currently ranked fifth in District 4A-2 with a 2-3 record. Despite where the Savages finish in district rankings, now voted on by coaches, Tecumseh will be in the playoffs.

The Savages' playoff location will be decided this week as they have a possibility to finish fourth, fifth or sixth in the district. A win over the Bears can improve their standing in the district and will have bearing on where and who the Savages play in the first round of the playoffs.

And, according to Tecumseh head coach Ty Bullock, the Savages have their hands full with the talented Bears. Although John Marshall has yet to win a game on the field in District 4A-2, the Bears have narrowly lost each game against Blanchard, Ada, Cushing and Tuttle.

"I saw them play last Friday at Tuttle and they looked really good," Coach Bullock stated. "It'll be the first time all year that we'll see a larger offensive line than ours, and they're surrounded by really good skill players. They have two platoons for both sides of the ball, and they've got good talent on the field."

The coach reports that the Bears' offense is a spread offense with mostly a one-back look but will run some two-back sets. "They'll run inside zone and spread everyone out and throw," said Coach Bullock. "The quarterback has got a pretty good arm on him."

"Their defense is multiple, sometimes a 4-3 and sometimes a 3-4 and it's all predicated on speed," Coach Bullock said. They're not the biggest defense we've seen, but they're not the smallest either. Their linebackers can run, and the secondary makes plays with speed. They don't let you get behind them much.

"It's a huge game for us," said the coach. "Our kids are excited to finally play. We had a physical practice on Monday and they're ready to play. We just have to go out and play and have some fun."

Kickoff is set for 7 pm at Tecumseh Savage Stadium.


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