The playoff spot is clinched and the district title is just a heartbeat away, but the Sequoyah Indians aren't ready to celebrate just yet with the Wyandotte Bears football team coming to town this Friday.

"They are a big football team that if you are having an off night can beat you," Head Coach Brent Scott said.

Wyandotte has found the going rough after starting the season 2-1 have just one game since beating Salina 14-7.

"They have a big offensive line and a running back that really runs hard," Scott added.

The quarterback position started off as a bright spot at the beginning of the season but has now turned into a nightmare after sophomore Jeff Martin injured his hand giving way to freshman Eric Durbrow who broke his collarbone in the game against Kansas. Sophomore Mangum Mustain is now the starter for the Bears.

Junior tailback Frankie Lewis is the leading rusher for Wyandotte with a little over 700 yards and a dozen touchdowns. Junior Jerry Pettus was recently moved to tightend from fullback due to injuries and has a little over 200 yards in receptions since the move.

Wyandotte boasts a big line dominated by juniors, tackles Jon and Shane Vandenburg both stand 5-6 and 5-7 and come in a little over 170 pounds.

Tyler Kauffman and James Snyder, also juniors, both weigh 250 and 200 respectively while Kenny Theiman (6-0, 250) has experience at center.

"They have as good a linebacking crew as we have seen in the district and their line can really cause you problems," Scott added.

Pettus, Lewis and Shane Vandenberg form the crew while juniors Kolton Lucas and Jason Owens man the defensive ends spots while Kauffman and senior Joe Derose play the defensive tackle and nose tackle positions.

Juniors Brandon Clapp, Brandon Raple and Doug Gideon form seventy five percent of the defensive backfield along with senior Josh Heston.

Sequoyah running back Travis Boswell has moved his season totals to 1,249 yards and 26 touchdowns while Nathan Stanley has 1,136 yards passing and 13 scores.

Junior running back Hunter Cunningham, who twisted his ankle in last Thursdays game against Colcord, will not be ready to return from his injury until at least the Keys game.

A win by Sequoyah along with a loss by Keys would give the Indians the district championship out right. A Keys and Sequoyah win would set a showdown next Friday at Sequoyah for the title. Homecoming ceremonies will start at 7 p.m. with game time at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.

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