SPRING HILL - The Spring Hill Bears continue to make more historic accomplishments defeating the Union Christian Eagles, 32-6 for their first 10 win season on the road in Fort Smith, last Friday in the second round of the class 2A football playoffs.

SPRING HILL - The Spring Hill Bears continue to make more historic accomplishments defeating the Union Christian Eagles, 32-6 for their first 10 win season on the road in Fort Smith, last Friday in the second round of the class 2A football playoffs. The Bears have advance to the quarterfinals of the playoffs with this being the longest Spring Hill has been in the post season in school history.

This Friday, the Bears will be facing the Hazen Hornets on the road in the quarterfinals of the playoffs. The Bears will come into the game with a 10-2 record and now 2-0 in the post season.

Last week’s impressive victory against Union Christian brought the Bears back on track for road victories and will need another big performance against the Hornets. As the Bears move closer to getting a chance to play for the state championship, head coach Tommy Poole is very confident in his team’s play. As preached all season, Poole wants the Bears to play a complete game of all four quarters and execute on both ends of the field, offensively and defensively.

The Bears had a total of 315 total yards of offense converting 17 first downs and rushing over 300 yards against the Eagles, last week.

Poole was very pleased with the Bears performance as a team with their will to compete and ge the job done on offense and defense.

The Hazen Hornets will be another tough matchup for the Bears. Coming off an impressive win last week, the Hornets are experience in all positions, but lack depth. This will be one key point and advantage the Bears have against Hazen. As all season long, the Bears depth has been a big factor and definitely will need to be against the Hornets.

Hazen made the post season last year defeating Danville in the first round, but lost to EPC in the second round. Hazen has multiple offenses and defenses also picked to finish first in the 6-2A conference, ranked at the top of the Hooten’s standings in class 2A. Thus far into the 2009 playoffs, Hazen defeated Smackover,  25-7 in the first round and picked up a big win against Woodlawn, 19-7 in the second round of the playoffs.

With Murfreesboro losing to Junction City, 34-13 last week and Mineral Spring being shutout against Bearden, the Bears are the only team that remains from the 2A-7 conference for  class 2A state title contention. They’ll be inexperienced of playing in a quarterfinal round in the playoffs, but will be ready to brawl with Hazen.

Since Poole knows the Bears have to play every game like it their last at this point of the season, Spring Hill takes only one game at a time, and know there is no tomorrow when competing for a state championship. The Bears know the  importance of this game and will be ready to come out with a big fight, having the Spring Hill fans on their side in a very hostile environment on the road in Hazen, to continue their quest for the state title.