Team of the Week: Notre Dame

The Notre Dame Knights have been pummeling teams all season long, leading them to a 5-0 record and bragging rights as one of the best 6-man teams in the state. While they're not as big a team, they have one advantage many big Texoma teams don't: True home field advantage.

While Hirschi, Old High, and Rider share Memorial Stadium for their home games, the Knights will look to close out their season on true home turf, just outside their school.

Senior Defensive Tackle and Center Hunter Quintero said, "It's really nice. You can just come to the school and sit in your locker room and just relax and get your mind on the game. You don't have to go on a bus to go into a stadium, it always feels like a home game."

Quintero's teammate Wes Brinkman said having a home field all their own helps fill the stands. He said, "It's awesome, you come out, have all your fans here, you're right next to your school. You got your locker room you got all your rituals, you got all your friends, everyone comes out. It's nice having all the fans and the whole school come out to support you during the games."

Even though they're only a 6-man team, players have been working hard to prepare for Friday night's homecoming game. Quintero said, "We got that target on our back so we know we have to come to practice every day and work hard and play every game like its our last." Brinkman added, "We've been building it up all week with our dress up days and we've been telling people to come out."

If you find yourself wondering if a 6-man game is worth your time, Quintero had this message for you: "It's a lot faster, a lot higher scoring and all that you know every time you come you're going to get your money's worth."

Quintero and his teammates will look to prove that when they host non-district rival St. Joe on Friday. Kickoff is set for 7:30.

Jack Lamson, Newschannel 6