Point after attempts are often an afterthought in football, since they're considered fairly easy to get.
For Chickasha, the extra point on their first touchdown against Cache last Friday proved to be the most important one of the game in a 25-24 win that took the team to 2-1 ahead of homecoming week. There was also the Fightin' Chicks single interception. It is another event that can be considered an afterthought, but Cole Young's vital steal from Bulldog's quarterback Judah Sweat with minutes left on the clock meant doing the little things right was the theme of the game.
"That's what we tell our players all of the time," head coach Tom Cobble said. "You don't know what event in the game is going to make the difference."
Often times, it's a collection of little things -- improvements, alterations, change of positions -- that can take a football team to a winning run. Chickasha has won two on the bounce since their opening loss and is showing signs of vast improvement. But, Cobble said the work is still ongoing, even ahead of what is sure to be a hyped-up homecoming game against a winless Altus.
"Every win you get builds excitement," Cobble said. "We've still got a lot to work on. Altus are coming in 0-3, but they traditionally play such a tough opening schedule. I've seen times when they go 0-3 and then go on to win the rest of the games and the district championship. But of course, winning and the confidence that comes with it is huge."
One player whose confidence must be sky-high by now is quarterback Cade Morris, who ran for all four touchdowns against Cache while racking up 167 yards on the ground.