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Team of the Week December 5th, 2013: Wichita Falls Football

This playoff run by the Coyotes has been anything but average.
The Wichita Falls Coyotes entered the playoffs 5-5.
Looking at the record, you can say it was an average regular season.
This playoff run by the Coyotes has been anything but average.
Three big wins has led old high to the 4A Division II regional finals.
A place they haven't been since 2000 when they were ranked number one.
For their efforts, the Coyotes get our team of the week award.
Old High head coach Danny Russell is proud of his team and the run they have made in this year's playoffs.
"The key to everything that has happen is that we have been tough. We have been able to overcome a lot of things. We we got beat we were able to bounce back. You know that is a sign of a good football team. You know bounce back. The biggest thing we have done is we have gotten better. And it hasn't matter if we have won or lost," said Russell.
There have been a lot of memories in the Coyotes three game winning streak.
Shutting out Dunbar in the second half of the bi-district game, getting the game tying touchdown and double overtime win over Everman.
Last week in the regional semifinals, O.J. Clark stole the show.
He caught 10 passes for 142 yards and 2 touchdowns including an 84 yarder.
And if that wasn't enough he stripped the ball from the Eagles receiver preventing a score.
Also in the second half, Clark blocked a field goal which Rodney Higgins returned for a touchdown.
"I was happy we did it. It made us come out with a win. And I really can't explain it. I haven't done anything like that before. But I feel that I did it to help the team come out with a "W'," said Clark.
"Well it was a dynamic performance by a dynamic football player. And you know O.J. is a special kid. He has made special play for us all year long. For him to make that many in one football game is a showcase of his talent. But we have kids all year long make special plays when we needed it," said Russell.
Special is what you can call this run by Old High.
This team has restored Coyote Pride to the red and black.
"Lately, this team hasn't been getting the respect that it deserves. Now I feel that this team is getting the respect that it deserves," said Coyotes defensive end Garron Nash.
"Satisfying I guess is the word i am looking for. I talked to a lot of old Coyotes out there and lots of alumni out there. You know we are getting a lot of slaps on the back right now. But I come from a place that is steep in tradition. And I know how important it is. I know how important it is to the players. But to the school and people in the community. And for us to have a chance to restore all of that means an awful lot to me. As well as the other coaches and players on this team," said Russell.



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