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Southern Choctaw hosting playoff game

By By Jeff Byrd / staff writer
Nov. 15, 2002
Veteran Southern Choctaw head coach Larry Boykin says the maturation of his offensive line has helped key the Indians into the second round of the Alabama Class 2A playoffs this week.
On Friday, the unbeaten and 10-0 Indians will be home at the Gilbertown Stadium when Highland Home visits for a second round contest. Southern Choctaw, 10-0, is coming off an outstanding 38-0 thumping of New Brockton last week in the first round.
Highland Home, 10-1, beat Sumiton Christian 12-6 in its first round game.
McGrew had one of his best games of the season completiting 12-of-19 for 236 yards.
Overall, Boykins says his team has played a lot like the Miami Hurricanes. They play to the calibar of the opponent.
The visiting Flying Squadron will present a different sort of challenge for the Indians.
Southern Choctaw will counter with a defense led by inside linebacker Chris Pugh (6-2, 210).
Then the Indians can use the overall skills of Detric Causey.
Causey scored two touchdowns last week, one on a 2-yard run, and also returned an interception back 65 yards for another score. McGrew had two short TD runs. Tailback Jo Jo Dozier had a 25-yard TD run while Norman May returned an interception back 85 yards for another touchdown.
The winner of Friday's second round clash will meet the winner between Gordo (9-2) and Houston Academy (10-1).