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Friday Night Lights: Old-School Pioneers

Big Sandy puts up a lot of points in the Six-Man game, but they're doing it the old-fashioned way, with a bruising brand of power football


October 26, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Big Sandy's Kade Strutz runs the ball during a Six-Man game against the MonDak Thunder last month in Big Sandy. The Pioneers have muscled their way into the Six-Man playoffs for the second year in a row, and they've done it with a potent rushing attack and an offense that puts up some of the best numbers in Class C. Big Sandy hosts White Sulpher Springs in the first round of the Six-Man playoffs Saturday at 1 p.m.

When you think of Six-Man football, most tend to think of a wide-open game with lots of points. And while Big Sandy scores a lot of points, the Pioneers don't do it by throwing a lot of passes or running a spread offense.

Instead, Big Sandy does it with old-school power football, and that's a recipe the Pioneers are bringing into the Six-Man playoffs, which they will open as the No. 2 seed from the North Division Saturday at home against White Sulphur Springs.

"We are a physical team," Big Sandy head coach Chuck Terry said. "That's what we do. We want to be physical and run the football...

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