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Intensity Rises Even More With Start Of Playoffs

The 3rd season begins this week for Wylie, and while the intensity goes up from non-district to district, it goes up even higher from district to the postseason.
The Wylie Bulldogs begin their 20th straight trip to the Class 3A playoffs on Friday night against Fort Stockton.

Most teams divide the season up into 3 different seasons. There is the non-district season, the district season, and then the playoffs.

The 3rd season begins this week, and while the intensity goes up from non-district to district, it goes up even higher from district to the postseason.

"I don't know if anything really changes in the preparation. You've still got to get your work done.You've still got to gain a familiarity with your opponent. There is more intensity. If there's not more intensity, there's something wrong with you as a player, or as a team, or as a coach," said head coach Hugh Sandifer.

"We treat every game like it's a big game, like it's a playoff game. We want to do our best. Our mindset might change a little bit, but our tempo and everything stays the same. We play every game like it's a playoff game," said Justin Allison.

"Everything is just hightened, every possession, every play. So, you have to have a little more keen awareness and attention to detail, which is something we base our program on. We feel it's an advantage for us because it's something we try to do every day," said Sandifer

Wylie and Ft. Stockton meet for the bi-district championship on Friday night in Big Spring. The Bulldogs haven't lost in the 1st round since 2001.

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