Chase Knight

Chase Knight runs the ball in a game earlier this season against Lindsay. The Outlaws will look to start their playoff journey as they host Bethel this Friday.

After winning their district championship, the Outlaws are ready to host a tough test as they face off against the Bethel Wildcats in the 2020 playoff opener for Marlow.
Marlow, which comes into the game at 9-0, will take on a 6-3 team that won their play-in game as the No. 4 seed in their district when they beat Comanche 27-0.
Outlaws head coach Matt Weber saw some tape on the opponent this week and was impressed with their size and knows it will be a tough task this coming Friday after the district gauntlet out of which they came.
“They’ve got a good record and have come out of a strong district. With the exception of one game, they have been in every game they have played,” Weber said. “They are a good football team, a complete football team and they are really big up front and they are about dead on 50/50 run-pass and have a good running back that will make you stop. And they also have a good quarterback that has a lot of weapons that he can hit through the air.”
Despite finishing the regular season undefeated for the first time in school history, Weber said this time of year, those in the playoffs have earned their spot and are ready for a battle.
“When you get to this point, especially after the play-in round — all of these teams are deserving of being here as far as qualifying for the playoffs, so you know from here on out that you are not playing a weak football team,” Weber said. “The gap is really close and we know we have to be prepared this Friday to have a shot at winning.”
Most recently, the Outlaws shutout all nine of their opponents with a total score of 145-0 in the first quarter after scoring 21 first-quarter points in the final game of the regular season. Weber said he wants to focus on starting off big and sustaining it throughout the four quarters.
“You certainly would like to continue to hold them to zero points and us score a bunch, but that is something you can’t count on,” Weber said. “The games are still four-quarter football games so whether we are up in the first quarter or down in the first quarter, the game won’t be over until the final buzzer.”
According to Weber, the week off kept everyone on his team healthy and became a time to focus on getting better at the fundamentals.
Ultimately, Weber said the Outlaws will need to play well on defense and is excited to host the game in the playoffs.
“We are going to have to defend the whole field because, like I said they are 50/50 run-pass and really good at doing both,” Weber said. “We always have a good crowd and I expect this to be the biggest crowd we have had this year and even though it is our first round game, it is really considered the second round. So excitement grows the further you go into the playoffs and like I said, what we focus on is to prepare the best we can and we need to go out and execute the best we can to prepare for the game.”
The game will take place place at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at home against Bethel.
 

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