Southeast football coach Mike Schartz is fully aware that the last time the Buffaloes earned a Class 6A postseason berth was 2007.
“We’ve gone through some things this year with injuries and young players and what-not, but to come to the end of the season and have a chance to do something the school hasn’t done in a long time is exciting,” Schartz said.
Southeast (1-7, 1-1 in 6A-District 6) can advance to the playoffs by beating East (0-8, 0-2) at 7 Friday night at South.
The Buffaloes got their first win on Oct. 22, beating North (1-7, 1-1) 18-13.
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“Our seniors hung in there, and kids kept coming to practice and showing up for film on Saturdays,” Schartz said. “And we got better.”
Ira Hines has been a bright spot with 529 rushing yards.
“I believe our progress has been made because he’s gone out and tried to make everybody better, especially offensively and on special teams,” Schartz said. “He’s the best blocker on the team, and he’ll tell you that he’d rather throw a good block than score a touchdown.”
Quarterback Tyrik Adkins has 558 passing yards. Adkins’ favorite receiver has been Cameron Bond, who has 24 catches for 413 yards.
“(Bond’s) our best athlete on the football team, and he’s become a very good leader,” Schartz said.