Duncan Demons 2020 football team

The Duncan Demons 2020 football team is now 5-3 after their first playoff win since 2011. The Demons were selected Xpress Wellness Team of the Week ahead of going into their second playoff game.

The Demons football team will move to the second round of the playoffs after winning their first playoff game since 2011. The team also took home the Xpress Wellness Team of Week honors.
Duncan hosted their second playoff game in three years and this time came up with the 21-3 victory over Eisenhower to move on to face last year’s 5A State Finalist Bishop McGuiness.
Demons head coach JT Cobble, who has had his team in the playoffs every year since he came to Duncan, said he was proud of how his team took the next step and got the playoff victory.
“We had talked all week that my last two years here, with this being my third, we have made playoffs every year. While that is a good accomplishment and ultimately that is our goal at the beginning of the season, now it is time to take the next step to win the first playoff game in nine or 10 years,” Cobble said. “To the kids’ tribute, they did that and stepped up and played a good Lawton Eisenhower football team. They are playing really good football right now with the defense clicking and the offensive line also clicking and that is what I had hoped for — the kids to be completely bought in and playing their best football right now.”
Tate Wilkins and Desmond Pettit continued their combo running attack with much success as the offense had 230 rushing yards and 333 total yards on offense.
Defensively, the Demons allowed 240 yards with the passing amounting the most for Eisenhower as they passed for 129 yards and rushed for 111 yards.
Despite turning the ball over three times, Cobble said he was proud of the way his team responded and feels confident they can compete against the Fightin’ Irish this week.
“There are only 16 teams left in 5A and so it is down to the point if you want to move on, you will have to beat good football teams,” he said. “Their kids are well coached and they do things right and they are very rarely out of position and get lined up and they play the right way. We had three big turnovers last week and I feel like between the turnovers and the turnover on downs, we left 21 points on the field offensively. We’ve just been working on the basic ball security stuff.”
Cobble credited his senior leadership for playing well and practicing well and knows they will be ready for the upcoming win-or-go home game to make it to the final eight teams with a victory.
“We are just trying to continue to take the next step and that is what these kids understand and they know that it is win or go home and they know it is against a great opponent,” Cobble said. “That is not going to change anything we do and we are still going to fly to the ball on defense and we are going to still run the football. Until we can’t do that, it will be our game plan. It should be a clash of two good football teams and we will see what happens on Friday night and it should be an exciting game.”
Game time is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Bishop McGuiness High School with only 250 tickets available for Duncan fans as an attendance restriction went into effect because of COVID-19.

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