Oklahoma Class B football: How Dewar and Laverne match up in state final
No. 1 Dewar Dragons (13-0) vs. No. 2 Laverne Tigers (10-1)
When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Ranger Field, 709 Oklahoma Blvd, Alva
Live streaming: Available via the NFHS Network
Dewar: Josh Been (15th season)
Laverne: Tanner Woods (2nd season)
How they got here
Dewar: 54-6 against Covington-Douglas, 68-18 against Balko-Forgan, 54-14 against Shattuck
Laverne: 58-22 against Waurika, 52-12 against Davenport, 38-12 against Pioneer
All-time record: Dewar leads, 1-0
Previous meeting: Dewar beat Laverne, 28-20, in the 2007 quarterfinals
State championship history
Dewar: No state titles in two appearances, last appearance in 2007
Laverne: Three state titles in six appearances last appearance in 2017
Player to watch
Dewar: Joey Fowler, Jr., QB: There is perhaps no better quarterback in 8-man football than Fowler. He can make plays with his arm and legs and is always a threat when the ball is in his hands.
Laverne: Braeden Mack, Jr., OL/LB: Laverne prides itself on play in the box, and there’s no better example than Mack. He’s a physical blocker and isn’t afraid to go sniff out plays in the backfield.
Dewar: Do the same thing. Been said Dewar’s camaraderie has been pivotal throughout the season and part of the reason it has been so dominant. What the Dragons are doing is working, so why change it now?
Laverne: Keep it simple. Woods said Laverne needs to do the basics: block, tackle and take care of the football. If the Tigers can do those three things, they could bring home yet another gold ball.
Cameron Jourdan, Staff writer
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