Game Preview: Union at Owasso


Friday, October 3rd 2008, 5:46 pm
By: News 9


By Kyle Dierking, NewsOn6.com

UNDATED -- NewsOn6.com is gearing up for week two of district play of high school football.  This week's featured game is the battle between the Redskins and the Rams. Here's how the showdown between Union and Owasso shakes out.

THE REDSKINS (3-1, 1-0 6A-4)

Last Week: Defeated Stillwater 41-12

FEATURED: Redskin coach Kirk Fridrich makes his first trip back to Owasso after coaching the Rams to a semi-final appearance in 2006 before accepting the job at Union in January 2007. 

OWASSO SAYS: "You always tend to compete harder against people you know. It's a friendly competition and when the game is all over with you're still friends. But we're not going to put helmets on. It's going to be up to the players." - Rams Coach Bill Patterson

KEY TO SUCCESS: "Probably the biggest change (since week one) has been Chase Boyce and what he's been able to do throwing the football.  It's the comfort level you have to have with receivers, schemes and the way defenses work. I think that was the biggest issue with Chase." - Redskin Coach Kirk Fridrich

THE RAMS (1-3, 1-0 6A-4)

LAST WEEK: Defeated Enid 41-14

FEATURED: After enduring three straight losses to start the season and one of the toughest non-district schedules in the state, Owasso picked up a convincing 41-14 win on the road at Enid last Friday.

UNION SAYS: "I'm sure Owasso will be ready. It'll probably be similar to a couple brothers getting into a wrestling match. When they get into a wrestling match it's a pretty heated battle." - Redskin Coach Kirk Fridrich

KEY TO SUCCESS: "Anytime you win your first game it's big for you. Obviously you'd like it to come sooner than the first week, but our kids played extremely well against Enid last week. This week it starts with our defense and kicking game. (Union's) confident and I know that we're going to need to get started early."

Look for unique stories about these two teams on the High School Football "News" page. Also, be sure to click on to NewsOn6.com on Friday night for scores and highlights for teams across the state.