Altus Bulldogs Team Breakdown – Pigskin Preview 2018 – Presented by Bar S Foods

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Altus Bulldogs

Coach: MATT TERRY 

Quick Hits:

Lawton is back on the Bulldogs schedule for the first time since 2013. Altus has dropped seven straight in the series last winning in 2006 by a score of 21-20.

FIrst year head coach Matt Terry quarterbacked the 2001 Altus Bulldogs all the way to the state championship game. Altus came up short losing 28-11 to Carl Albert.

The Bulldogs have won seven straight games at Hightower Memorial Stadium and 18 of their last 19. Ardmore is the only team to win in Altus since 2014.

Last 5 Years:

2017 – 10-2 

2016 – 8-3

2015 – 13-1 

2014 – 8-3 

2013 – 3-7

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OFFENSE

After having a second round out against Skiatook, Altus is looking to bounce back and make another playoff run this season. Fourth year head coach Matt Terry will be returning six offensive starters with one of those players being quarterback Kobi Gomez (6-1, 152, Sr.). Running the triple option Gomez will have to lead his team to success in this complex and disciplined offense. Some of the players that have already learned the system would be slot receivers Nehemiah McCaskill (5-11, 160, Sr.), Daniel Riley (5-11, 165, Sr.), and Mydsean Wells (5-9, 160, Jr.). Carrying the ball 68 times last year for 624 yards with seven touchdowns McCaskill showed he is the Bulldogs go to guy when it comes to offensive production. Scoring three total touchdowns last season Riley is extremely versatile player catching three passes for 109 yards for two touchdowns and he also carried the ball 31 times for 281 yards for one touchdown. Wells got most of his work done on the ground carrying the ball 14 times for 163 yards, scoring two touchdowns. A leader for the team will be fullback Izaiah Hall (6-0, 195, Sr.), who grinded out some yards for Altus last season carrying the ball 67 times for 477 yards while producing two touchdowns. 

DEFENSE

Returning seven defensive starters from last year, the Bulldogs will have some experienced players like defensive ends Trey Piece (6-3, 185, Sr.), Hunter Webb (6-4, 215, Jr.) and Cabe Dickerson (6-1, 220, Jr.). These three have no problem getting to the quarterback, combining 17 sacks on 152 tackles with 56 of those tackles ending with a loss of yardage for their opponents. Linebacker Garret Pride (6-2, 220, Sr.) is a defensive threat to most of the Class 5A teams they play recording 58 tackles with 18 of those tackles being for a loss. He also sacked the quarterback five times and picked them off three times. “I am very excited about the 2018 season,” said Coach Terry. “We have a great group of young men that love to come to work everyday and get better. We look forward to building on that success that has been established in recent years.” 

Schedule:

8-30 – at Lawton

9-7 – vs. Vernon

9-14 – vs. Elk City 

9-21 – at Southeast

9-28 – at Ardmore

10-5 – vs. Noble

10-12 – vs. Lawton Mac

10-18 – at Western Heights

10-26 – vs. El Reno

11-2 – at Duncan