The 6-4 Sequoyah High School Chiefs are
in uncharted territory.
For the first time in school history
Sequoyah has made the TSSAA playoffs for three years in row. With
this fact in mind, the Chiefs know they've already accomplished a
lot. They now have an opportunity to do much more and are ready to
embrace their playoff destiny.
"We're happy to be here. We know
there are a lot of good teams that are at home, so we're excited
and ready to play," said Chiefs Head Football Coach Bill
Sequoyah's second half of the year
hasn't gone as planned. With losses to Polk, Loudon and Sweetwater
to finish the year, some are wondering what this team will look like
in the playoffs.
Regardless of the last half of the
year, Satterfield thinks his boys are right where they want to be.
"We've got good teams in our
quadrant. They're all good, but we've played better teams in
Polk County and Lenoir City," said Satterfield.
With that in mind, the Chiefs know they
still have to play well on both sides of the football to win at
number four seed DeKalb County, who is 9-1.
Running the football will be key to
setting up the passing game. Last week it was Drew Carson who
provided the spark on the ground, carrying the Chiefs to the
one-yard line on their only touchdown drive.
Carson will be asked to do more, and
perhaps we will see the Blake Huffman from the Scott County game.
Add those to Garrett Dalton out of the
wildcat offense and the Chiefs can be successful.
The offensive line must anchor down,
and play like they did earlier in the year. Caleb Minor will no doubt
rally the men in the trenches, as will Dustin Webb and Thomas
Spradlin on the defensive side.
The loss of Forrest McKane still stings
but the Chiefs played better on defense and have devised schemes
based on how other teams have played Dekalb to combat their offense.
With an opportunity to surprise on the
road, combined with the optimism of a fresh start, the Sequoyah
Chiefs are right where they want to be in their journey to the Blue
Sequoyah is taking the 2012 playoffs
one game at a time, with confidence and enthusiasm. That's the
right course for this uncharted territory.
Sequoyah will play Dekalb County at 8
p.m. Eastern time on 1250 WRKQ and www.WRKQ.net.