Lincoln Christian Bulldogs Team Breakdown – Pigskin Preview 2018 – Presented by OU Physicians

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Lincoln Christian Bulldogs 

Coach: JERRY RICKE

Last 5 Years:

2017 – 5-7

2016 – 10-3

2015 – 14-1

2014 – 10-3 

2013 – 8-5 

OFFENSE

The Bulldogs will return six starters to their offense this season and should boast a healthy passing attack according to head coach Jerry Ricke.

“Offensively, we feel really good about our pass game with Chase Ricke returning at quarterback. He will also have one of his main targets back in Sam Brueggemann,” Ricke said.

Last year Chase Ricke (6-0, 170, Jr.) threw for 3,055 yards and 25 touchdowns and will be looking to do that much if not more this year. Of those 3,000-plus yards Sam Brueggemann (6-3, 170, Jr.) had 1,047 of them on 68 catches so it is no exaggeration to say the pair should be one of the more dynamic duos in the entire state this year.

Wide receiver Keegan Parker (6-0, 165, Jr.) will be another top target for the Bulldogs this year as will tight end Jace Ward (6-2, 215, Sr.) who caught 11 passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns last year.

Lincoln Christian won’t just be a pass happy team however. The Bulldogs do have a strong running back returning in Brendyn Harris (5-9, 170. Sr.) to take some of the pressure off of Ricke and the passing attack. Last season Harris rushed for 653 yards and four touchdowns on 99 total carries.

Finally, on the offensive line the Bulldogs will turn to Colton Starr (6-4, 255, Jr.) to lead the way in the trenches.

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DEFENSE

The Bulldogs will also have a very experienced defensive unit to rely on this year with seven starters returning to that side of the ball. 

At linebacker Jace Ward will join Tyson Ward (6-0, 180, So.) and Connor Johnson (6-2, 190, Jr.). Jace Ward made 89 tackles and had 6.5 sacks last year while Tyson Ward had 142 tackles and three sacks as a freshman. 

In the secondary the Bulldogs will have a set of talented safeties with Zac Harwell (6-0, 175, Jr.) and Josh Kaste (5-10, 180, Jr.). Harwell is the more experienced of the two defensive backs and had 74 tackles and one interception to his credit last year.

Rounding things out on defense will be a defensive line led by Ty Johnson (6-1, 215, Sr.) who had 27 tackles a year ago.

SCHEDULE

8-24 – at Inola

8-31 – vs. Jones

9-7 – at Vian

9-14 – OPEN

9-21 – vs. Stigler

9-28 – at Seminole

10-5 – vs. Webster

10-12 – at Roland

10-18 – vs. Okmulgee

10-26 – at Idabel

11-2 – vs. Checotah