“They play power football at its best, and they are huge,” he said. “Russell is an all-state back, and he gets 25-30 touches a game.
“When he goes out of the game they just plug another good back in there. They are very deep. But they have a one-dimensional offense, and we know what they are going to run at us.
“If we can stop them, and we are hoping our speed on defense can do that, then we will be OK. But no one has been able to stop them lately.”
Abbott head coach Trey Crawford feels the game will come down to simple execution and fundamentally-sound blocking and tackling.
“This is a great matchup between two tradition-rich programs,” Crawford said. “Gordon has the long tradition, and we are starting a new tradition.
“As funny as this may sound – considering this is a six-man game – I think the team that plays the best defense will win the game. Good defense wins at this time of the year.
“Gordon is very talented offensively, and we need to somehow find a way to stop them. We just need to execute and not blow any assignments. I think both teams will come in with an attitude and plan of doing what they do well.
“It will come down to which team executes the best and limits mistakes.”
Lee, whose team and Gordon played on “Super Saturday” this past September, feels Hico is the perfect location to host such deep and important playoff games.
“They do a good job of putting on games and promoting six-man football in Hico,” Lee said. “It is exciting for us to be able to play the No. 1 team in the state, and play in Hico again.”