Enid Plainsmen Team Breakdown – Pigskin Preview 2018 – Presented by Integris Enid

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Enid Plainsmen

Coach: STEVE HAYES

Quick Hits:

The Plainsmen will meet Westmoore for the first time since 1993. Enid won that matchup 7-3 and is a perfect 2-0 all time vs. the Jaguars.

Quarterback Mason Skrimager shined in a loss to Stillwater, completing 18 of 25 passes for 274 yards and two touchdowns. Skrimager also added 53 yards on the ground and two more scores. 

Enid will not meet Stillwater for the first time in 24 years with the bump up to Class 6A-Division I. The Pioneers have taken the last five consecutive meetings. 

Last 5 Years:

2017 – 3-7 

2016 – 3-7

2015 – 3-7 

2014 – 4-6 

2013 – 3-7

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OFFENSE

Coming off a 3-7 season a year ago Enid and head coach Steve Hayes are excited for what the Plainsmen could have in store this year. Offensively the Plainsmen should feature a strong running game according to Hayes with three of their top running backs returning behind a veteran offensive line who returns four members. 

Will Phillips (6-0, 210, Sr.) should be Enid’s go to running back this season. Phillips is holding on for one more year after being injured in the first game last season finishing with just six carries and 85 yards. Titan Stephens (6-1, 215, Jr.) could also get time in the backfield this year but could also potentially see time at both receiver and quarterback. As a sophomore Stephens caught 25 passes for 210 yards and had six carries for 60 yards. Also getting some carries this season will be Telin Phillips (5-10, 195, Jr.) who had 78 carries for 439 yards and five touchdowns in his sophomore campaign.

Other key contributors on the offensive side of the ball this year will be Colton Dodd (6-2, 290, Sr.) who will be a four-year starter on the offensive line and receiver Damien Rileman (5-11, 175, Jr.) who hauled in seven receptions as a sophomore for 133 yards.

DEFENSE

While the Plainsmen return eight starters on offense they will be much more youthful on defense with just three starters returning. 

“Our defense is young, but they had a very good spring,” Coach Hayes said. 

The inexperienced Enid defense will have a valued pillar in the middle of the field to lean on however in the form of linebacker Hayden Priest (5-10, 185, Sr.). Priest racked up 99 tackles last season and also had nine tackles for loss and an interception to his credit. 

In a district that will feature perennial powerhouses like Broken Arrow and Jenks along with other strong teams like Westmoore, Yukon and Edmond Santa Fe the Plainsmen defense is sure to get tested early and often. If they stand up to that test then look for Enid to surprise a lot of people and contend for a playoff spot this year.

Schedule:

8-24 – vs. Guthrie

8-31 – at Ponca City

9-14 – vs. McGuinness

9-21 – vs. Westmoore

9-28 – at Jenks

10-5 – vs. Edmond Santa Fe

10-12 – at Norman

10-18 – at Edmond Santa Fe

10-26 – vs. Yukon

11-1 – at Broken Arrow