Del City Eagles Team Breakdown – Pigskin Preview 2018 – Presented by Eskridge Honda

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Del City Eagles

Coach: MIKE DUNN

Quick Hits:

Putnam West is back on the schedule on September 28th after a two-year absence. Del City has won three in a row in the series last losing 26-18 in 2004.

Del City and Deer Creek will meet on September 5th at Kalsu Stadium. The last game between the teams was a dandy with Eagles quarterback Terry Wilson scoring a late touchdown plus a two-point conversion pass to give Del City a 29-28 win in the first round of the 2014 Class 5A playoffs.

The Sooner Road rivalry is one of the state’s most heated, but 2018 is believed to be the first time Del City and Midwest City will meet when paired in the same distrct.

Last 5 Years:

2017 – 6-5

2016 – 6-5

2015 – 6-5 

2014 – 6-6 

2013 – 7-4

Football Playoffs

OFFENSE 

Del City is looking to give it the gas this season as they take their spread offense to another level. Head coach Mike Dunn has the talent and the speed to run opponents off the field. 

“We are wide open, using the entire field. Up tempo with multiple ways to get our athletes the ball in space. We want to execute and play fast,” said coach Dunn. 

In his second season as head coach, Dunn is seeing that consistency you would expect from a program after the new staff’s first season. 

Jeff Foreman (6-1, 170, Sr.) is one of those athletes Dunn is referencing. Foreman caught 49 balls for 1,143 yards last season and is expected to have similar numbers for his senior season. Quinlan Ganther (5-9, 180, Jr.) will start at quarterback where his production is key for the Eagles. Last year Ganther competed 99 of 160 passes for 1,650 yards and 16 touchdowns. Running back Tyus Messner (5-9, 175, Sr.) carried the ball 105 times for 891 yards and 11 touchdowns. Messner is a threat to catch the ball out of the backfield as well. Colin Liesinger (6-0, 165, Jr.) is another receiver in the roster that is expected to play a big role this season. The offensive line features Kobe Shawver (6-0, 270, Sr.) and Tyler Morrow (6-1, 320, Sr.) grading out in the high 80 percentile with a combine 50 pancakes. 

DEFENSE

If you enjoy watching linebacker play then make sure you catch Javon West (6-1, 200, Sr.). Last season he recorded 87 tackles, seven for a loss, four sacks and forced two fumbles. 

“We are an attacking style defense, make the ball bounce outside and let our athletes run and use the sideline as the 12th defender. We like to be good in our base and play with relentless effort while having a way to put pressure on the QB when the offense is behind the sticks,” said Dunn. 

Jamaree Ayers (5-11, 205, Sr.) joins West at linebacker. Ayers had 78 tackles with 10 for a loss, and two defensive scores. Highlighting line play is Kyren Williams (6-2, 260, Jr.). Williams grabbed 39 tackles last season with six sacks and two forced fumbles. 

The secondary is led by senior Greg Whittenberg (5-10, 170) who logged 14 pass breakups and an interception. He also added 47 tackles. Joining Whittenberg in the secondary is newcomer Marquell Lennox (6-1, 165, Jr.). Coach Dunn said of Lennox, “he’s a long and rangy athlete, will be a lockdown corner with track speed.” 

Schedule:

8-24 – Open date

8-31 – at Bishop McGuinness

9-7 – Carl Albert

9-14 – at Bartlesville

9-21 – Choctaw

9-28 – Putnam West

10-5 – at Deer Creek

10-12 – Putnam City

10-18 – Midwest City

10-25 – at Lawton

11-2 – Stillwater