Today the #1 ranked 6-man football team in the nation Borden County Coyotes will defend their state championship title in a rematch against the Jonesboro Eagles, who are ranked #6 in the nation.
Borden County Head Football Coach Trey Richey told KBest News that every playoff game this season has been a rematch so it’s only fitting that the Coyotes should be meeting up with Jonesboro today.
“It’s always kind of nerve-wracking when you play somebody for a second time when you eliminated them the year before because it gives them a little added fuel to wanna get back at ya a little bit,” says Richey. “It’s something that gives them a little boost because it’s something that they’ve had circled on their calendar for the last 365 days.”
Keys for the Coyotes success today will lie in their defense, which has been their strength all season, by creating turnovers and controlling the clock. Offensively, Coach Richey says that the Coyotes will have take care of the ball and block well.
Coach Richey stated that the team has been doing their best to look at this game at AT&T Stadium as a business trip, but it’s difficult to not treat this event differently.
“Anytime you play at AT&T Stadium, Cowboys Stadium, it’s hard not to treat it a little differently mindset-wise because it’s a dream. You dream as a kid that you can play in something like this,” said Richey. “I know when I was a kid, all I wanted to do was to be a Dallas Cowboy, and to just have the opportunity to coach a game here is a dream come true and an exciting time. Hopefully we can let this get passed us and focus on the game at hand.”
The battle for the 2017 State Championship title will begin at 11 AM today and you can listen to the KBest Crew of Mark Richardson, Josh Caudill, and Julia Castilaw broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium on KBest 95.7 FM.
** UPDATE **
Borden County Coyotes remain the the Texas State Champions in 1A D1 6-man Football!! Final Score was Coyotes 60, Eagles 22.