Pawhuska Huskies Team Breakdown – Pigskin Preview 2018 – Presented by Blue Sky Bank

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PAWHUSKA HUSKIES

Coach: MATT HENNESY 

Last 5 Years

2013 – 4-7

2014 – 5-6

2015 – 2-8

2016 – 2-7

2017 – 0-10

OFFENSE

Pawhuska turns the keys over to new head coach Matt Hennesy who in 14 years as a head coach has racked up 102 wins at Dodge City, Kan., Muskogee, and most recently Locust Grove. Hennesy is known for his ability to get the most out of the students and ignite the community’s passion for football. Expect Hennesy to do the same in Pawhuska as he and offensive coordinator Scott Sapulpa implement their hurry up spread offense that had so much success with players like Mason Fine and Rell Lewis. Easton Kirk (6-3, 185, Jr.) returns to the gridiron after a season off and has already impressed coach Hennesy with his leadership skills that could earn him the nod at quarterback. He’ll battle Bryce Drummond (6-4, 200, So.) for the job but whoever starts will have a pair of options in Cade McNeil (6-0, 155, Jr.) and JT Waddle (5-9, 160, Jr.) at receiver. The offensive line will benefit from Gabe Letzkus (6-2, 259, Jr.) and center Dylan Doyle (6-1, 245, So.) who is ultra-reliable. Keep an eye on freshmen Mason Gilkey (6-3, 160, Fr.) and Dalton Hurd (6-0, 145, Fr.) at wide receiver as well as running back Kevin Davis (6-1, 165, Fr.) as all three will be impact players this year.

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DEFENSE

The attacking 3-4 defense of the Huskies will count on the leadership and play of Hunter Reed (6-1, 202, Jr.) at linebacker. A team without a senior on the roster will rely upon juniors and sophomores to step up and that’s the case with Drummond as well who brings great size and speed to the linebacker position and will be a big time player. At nose guard, coach Hennesy is excited about Tristain McCartney (5-10, 245, Jr.) being able to clog the middle and allow the linebackers to make plays. The secondary will be led by Tre Harper (6-1, 168, Jr.) at free safety while the physical, bigger than his stature play of Cody Starr (5-10, 147, So.) will be utilized throughout the defensive backfield. Evan Frye (6-3, 168, Jr.) is a great athlete that will be back out for football this season after a year away and brings great size as well. The coaching staff is excited about the prospects of outside linebacker Jack Long (6-2, 180, Fr.) and defensive end Hagen McGuire (6-2, 200, Fr.).

SCHEDULE

8-24 – vs. Kellyville

8-31 – at Oklahoma Union

9-7 – at Woodland

9-14 – vs. Morrison

9-21 – at Barnsdall

9-28 – vs. Tonkawa

10-5 – at Drumright

10-12 – vs. Hominy

10-26 – vs. Langston-Hughes

11-2 – at Pawnee