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Chance Wood impacts Wildcat trenches

When you talk to football coaches at every level, the majority will tell you that the game is won by the men in the trenches (line-of-scrimmage). Chance Wood has been a vital piece of the success Checotah has had on both the defensive front and the sideline. The six-foot, 280-pound senior has helped to lead the Wildcats to a 9-2 record and a spot in the second round of the playoffs. The calm and stoic demeanor of Wood is what you see off the field. When he laces up his cleats and runs unto the field, the only thing he is thinking about is driving his opponent backwards and making key blocks and tackles. Wood has a huge resource to help him and give him advice, as he is the son of Checotah defensive coordinator Jimmy Whitlock.

“Chance is one of those athletes that you never have to worry about. He is going to be at every practice, he is going to be working in the weight room and will give you everything he has on the field,” Checotah co-offensive coordinator Robert King said.

Wood will have his chance this Friday night as Checotah travels to Plainview for the second round of the playoffs. Kick off is at 7:30.

McIntosh County Democrat

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