Locked-in Wolves make return trip to third round


COLORADO CITY, Texas - The Wolves are howling into the third round of the UIL football postseason, one of thirteen Big Country high schools lucky enough to be playing on the first day of December.

C-City is the last remaining area school in class 3A division II, and just may be the hottest team in the area.

The wolves cruised past Tolar last week, but it's something that's pretty much what they've done all season. Barring an early loss, there's been nothing left of teams standing in their way, as Dan Gainey's bunch have reeled off 11-straight wins, to sit at 11-1 on the year and now, they're in uncharted waters.

It's the first time in five years that Colorado City has made the regional semi-finals, powered by a defense that's allowing just eight points a game.

But the Wolves don't care about streaks. They're locked in on playing their best football at the right time.

"Some of these kids you could ask them, 'How many games y'all won in a row?' And they might not even be able to tell you because they are so focused on what is right in front of them," said Wolves coach Dan Gainey. "That's been a good thing this year. I don't think they've felt any pressure at any point during the season about streaks, or even defensively when we went several weeks without giving up a touchdown."

" They didn't think twice about it. It's just let's go play."

Colorado City battles No. 5 Canadian on Friday for the regional semifinal. Kick-off is 7 p.m. inside Vernon Lions Stadium. The winner of that game will have a date in the region 1-3A DII final against either Sonora or Childress.

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