Broken Bow Savages Team Breakdown – Pigskin Preview 2018 – Presented by Pine Cellular

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Broken Bow Savages

Coach: GLENNIS RING

Quick Hits:

The Savages showed tremendous improvement on defense under first year coach Glennis Ring. Broken Bow allowed 38 points per game in 2016 and dropped that total all the way down to 14 points per game in 2017.

Broken Bow won 10 games in a season for the first time since 2010.

After a two year absence, Muldrow is back on the schedule on September 21st. The Savages have won nine of the last 10 in the series.

Last 5 Years:

2017 – 10-2

2016 – 3-7

2015 – 5-6

2014 – 5-5

2013 – 1-9

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OFFENSE

Glennis Ring turned the fortunes of the Savages around in his first year at the helm in 2017 with their first winning season since 2013 and a playoff run all the way to the Class 4A quarterfinals where they fell to eventual state champ Heritage Hall. The Savages are loaded with athletes in 2018 as Ring has to determine who will play where. A three-way battle for quarterback is shaping up among Bryan Garrett (6-1, 200, Jr.), Chandler Fleming (6-1, 170, So.) and the front-runner Quintin Owens (5-11, 185, Sr.). Owens, a VYPE Top 100 selection, played running back last season where he had 19 catches and 68 carries for a combined 900 yards and 17 touchdowns in offense. Expect JR Crain (5-10, 220, Jr.) to be a bruiser as he takes over the running back responsibilities in Ring’s spread offense along with Cody Green (6-0, 187, Sr.). Between the two, they carried over 200 times in 2017. Tristan Polk (6-1, 210, Sr.)  will give the quarterback an experienced, sizeable target. The Savages will also return experience in the O-line with big Eric Brown (6-3, 230, Sr.) and Jackson Baker (6-1, 210, Jr.).

DEFENSE

Ring’s aggressive, attacking defense has nine faces back in the lineup this year to make life miserable for opposing offenses. Defensive ends Mason Mullenix (6-3, 220, Sr.) and Stephen Young (5-10, 275, Jr.) combined for over 100 tackles and 10 sacks in 2017. Dawson Jackson (6-2, 180, Jr.) returns at an outside linebacker spot where he had nearly 100 tackles himself last year with 19 tackles for loss blitzing into opposition backfields. Jackson Rich (5-11, 190, Jr.) will join him at linebacker and the secondary will be anchored by CJ Whitfield (5-9, 160, So.) and Britton McKinney (5-8, 160, Jr.). While everyone on defense has experience, future opponents take note that only one of them is a senior.

Broken Bow will be a team with some new faces that will have to step up according to Ring who offered these words of wisdom.

“Don’t quit your cows on a stormy night.”

Schedule:

8-24 – vs. Metro Christian

8-31 – vs. Idabel

9-7 – OPEN

9-13 – at Durant

9-21 – vs. Muldrow

9-28 – at Hilldale

10-5 – vs. Stilwell

10-12 – vs. Tulsa Central

10-18 – at Poteau

10-26 – at Sallisaw

11-2 – vs. Fort Gibson