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Balko Bison

COACH: TREVOR KNIGHT

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 8-3

2014 – 9-3

2015 – 2-7

2016 – 1-7

2017 – 1-8

OFFENSE 

In his first season as head coach of the Balko Bison, Trevor Knight is looking to instill a sense of passion and pride in the players he inherited. 

“We want to play with passion and heart,” said coach Knight. “Do the little things right!” 

A freshman will take over the offense for coach Knight as Jaden Hall (6-1, 180, Fr.) starts his varsity career at quarterback. Hall will be thankful he has Taylor Blackburn (6-3, 240, Jr.) at guard keeping those hungry defensive tackles off his backside. Brice Lane (5-8, 195, Jr.) starts at fullback giving the Bison a hard runner in the backfield. Mason Romjue (5-9, 160, Fr.) will see time at tight end as will Cohl Cowan (5-9, 180, So.) who may see some time at quarterback as Hall develops. Also look for Blane Sager (5-9, 155, Jr.) at running back giving the offense another weapon in the run game. 

DEFENSE 

Blackburn leads the defense from his noseguard spot. His play on the line will help set the tone and free up other players to make plays. Lane is one of those players looking to capitalize off Blackburn’s play up front. Derek Morton (6-2, 225, Sr.) is a defensive end with a good move off the line of scrimmage and good range. Adam Creason (5-10, 180, Fr.) is another freshman starting for coach Knight. Creason will play opposite Morton at end. The secondary features Cale Morris (5-7, 140, So.) and Logan Busby (5-9, 160, So.). 

“I really look forward to coaching this group of kids in the upcoming season. Hopefully it will lay a solid foundation on the seasons to come,” said coach Knight. 

Schedule

8-24 – at Turpin

8-31 – OPEN 

9-7 – vs. Holly 

9-14 – OPEN 

9-21 – vs. Tyrone 

9-28 – at Pond Creek

10-5 – vs. Timberlake 

10-12 – at Boise City 

10-18 – at Sharon Mutual 

10-26 – vs. Buffalo 

11-2 – at Waynoka 

 

Bluejacket Chieftains

COACH: LEE BLUEJACKET

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 10-2

2014 – 10-2

2015 – 7-4

2016 – 10-2

2017 – 7-4

OFFENSE

The excitement around the Bluejacket program is building. New head coach Lee Bluejacket takes over a program that went 7-4 in 2017 and returns a couple of key playmakers to both sides of the ball. 

“Our goals for this season are to make a run for the district championship and position ourselves to play the first two rounds of the playoffs at home to give us a better opportunity for a run in the playoffs,” said coach Bluejacket. “We will be a young team, but will be very aggressive and playing smart football.” 

Coy McGlasson (6-3, 190, Sr.) has 5,197 yards and 52 touchdowns for his career. The gunslinger averages 226 yards passing per game. Last season he also rushed for 1,014 yards and 24 touchdowns. Charlie Spiegel (5-8, 170, Jr.) rushed for 585 yards on 58 carries averaging 117 yards per game scoring three touchdowns. Keegan Francis (5-8, 160, So.) and Kadan Tipton (5-6, 160, Fr.) will both see time this season as coach Bluejacket looks to keep the defensive opponents guessing. Gabe Arrevillagas (6-3, 180, So.) will start at wide receiver giving McGlasson a big target in the passing game. Justin Herlan (6-0, 220, Jr.) anchors the line at center. 

DEFENSE

Several players will go both ways for Bluejacket including their quarterback. McGlasson will start at safety, while Francis and Speigel move to defensive end. Lakelan Bro (5-8, 200, So.) and Tipton are the two heavy-hitters at linebacker in the 3-2 scheme. Also look for Tristin Cook (6-0, 170, Jr.) to see time on the line, possibly at defensive end. 

“Defensively we will use our swarm style attack and play aggressive pressure defense using different schemes to confuse the offense,” said coach Bluejacket. 

Schedule

8-24 – at Claremore Christian 

8-31 – vs. Foyil

9-7 – at South Coffeyville 

9-14 – at SW Covenant 

9-21 – vs. Covington-Douglas

9-28 – at Medford 

10-5 – vs. Deer Creek-Lamont 

10-12 – vs. Copan

10-19 – vs. Welch 

11-2 0 at Coyle 

 

Boise City Wildcats

COACH: JUSTIN HOUSE 

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 3-6

2014 – 7-3

2015 – 6-4

2016 – 2-8

2017 – 3-8

OFFENSE 

Head coach Justin House is excited to get the 2018 football season underway. Coach House believes this group of players and coaches are ready to get after it and do what it takes to be successful. Luke Arthaud (6-2, 130, Jr.) will get the start at quarterback. Arthaud will have some qualities weapons at his disposal including Carlos Gasca (5-10, 170, Sr.) at running back and Cesar Ramos (5-9, 150, Jr.) at wide receiver. Also look for Jesse Moran (5-9, 160, Jr.) to grab some carries at running back as well. Carter Crabtree (6-0, 220, So.) will anchor the offensive line. 

DEFENSE

Gasca will lead the Wildcat defense from his linebacker spot. The Wildcats have three quality defensive linemen in Conrad Odell (5-8, 145, So.), Luis DeCasas (6-2, 260, Jr.) and Paul Trantham (6-3, 160, So.). This trio up front will pressure the quarterback and force running backs to find a new lane. Arthaud is a hard-hitting safety that plays a physical brand of football. The Wildcats will run the 3-2 scheme and will need to find a pair of corners to shore up the secondary. 

SCHEDULE 

8-24 – vs. Wiley Co. 

9-7 – at Turpin 

9-15 – vs. Logan, NM

9-21 – at Buffalo 

9-28 – vs. Timberlake 

10-5 – at Waynoka 

10-12 – vs. Balko 

10-19 – at Tyrone 

10-26 – vs. Sharon-Mutual 

11-2 – vs. Pond Creek-Hunter

 

Bowlegs Bison

COACH: JASON LEE

Last 5 Years:
2013 – N/A

2014 – 2-8

2015 – N/A

2016 – 2-8

2017 – 1-9

OFFENSE

The Bison will storm into this season with added experience in skill positions while rebuilding its offensive front as head coach Jason Lee begins his third season as head coach.  Topping the list of seven returning starters, Kaden Jasna (5-6, 150, So.) begins his second campaign at quarterback in Bowlegs spread formation attack. The emphasis for consistent success will be the establishing an effective running game to showcase the lightning quick talents of Isaiah Warrior (5-10, 165, So.) at running back as well as fullback Linque Sheppard (5-10, 220, Sr.). The air-raid attack will spotlight speedy wide receiver Donya Garrett (5-10, 170, So.).

DEFENSE

Last year’s newcomers now have a year’s experience under the lights however only three starters return to the 3-2 defensive alignment. Donya Garrett and Kaden Jasna will secure the secondary efforts while Linque Sheppard roams sideline to sideline making plays from his linebacker position. Constant pressure from the defensive front line will be energized by Jordan Jasna (5-8, 225, Sr.) and Halan Posey (5-9, 195, So.). 

Our focus in the offseason has been to secure our run defense,” admits Lee. “Even though 90 percent of our team are sophomores and freshmen, our effort and determination continues to grow. We start each day focused on getting better and end every day expecting the answer to the morning question to be a confident YES!

SCHEDULE

8-24 – at Olive

8-30 – vs. Maud

9-7 – at Strother

9-14 – vs. Eagle Point Academy

9-21 – OPEN

9-28 – vs. Midway 

10-5 – vs. Wilson-Henryetta 

10-12 – at Dustin-Graham 

10-18 – at Webbers Falls 

10-26 – at Bowlegs 

11-2 – vs. Sasakwa 

 

Buffalo Bison

COACH: DUSTY YAUK

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 4-6

2014 – 0-10

2015 – 0-9

2016 – 4-6

2017 – 7-3

OFFENSE

Fifth-year head coach Dusty Yauk and the Bison return most of their skill players including senior quarterback Rollin Richard (6-0, 175). Last season, Richard completed 55 of 108 passes totaling 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was a threat on the ground as well racking up 1,044 yards on 126 carries with 16 touchdowns. The Bison will benefit from Thad Wilkinson (5-9, 185, Sr.), Andy Lizardo (6-1, 180, Jr.), and Brandon Bowles (6-3, 145, So.) all returning to the backfield. Wilkinson totaled 457 yards on 64 carries last season with six touchdowns while Lizardo posted two touchdowns and 296 yards on 31 carries. Bowles was impressive in his freshman campaign with 16 carries totaling 243 yards and three touchdowns. Upfront Jack Shepherd (6-2, 310, Sr.) will lead an unexperienced line that should however be up to the task. Coach Yauk discussed his expectations of the offense, “I hope to be just as explosive as we were last year, maybe even more.”

DEFENSE

The Buffalo defense should pick up where it left off last season with all eight starters returning from a defense that held opponents to 216 points, the second fewest points in District C-1. Shepherd is a force at nose guard racking up 63 tackles with five sacks and three forced fumbles. Wilkinson and Lizardo bring great experience at linebacker having totaled over 130 combined tackles last season. In the backfield sophomore cornerback Colton Eskew (6-3, 160) returns having picked off two passes and totaled 41 tackles last season.  “We are all excited about the season,” explained Yauk. “We have a great group of young men that know how to compete.”

SCHEDULE

8-30 – at Medford

9-7 – at Canton

9-14 – vs. Turpin

9-21 – vs. Boise City

9-28 – at Waynoka

10-5 – vs. Tyrone

10-12 – at Pond Creek-Hunter

10-18 – vs. Timberlake

10-26 – at Balko

11-2 – vs. Sharon-Mutual

 

Copan Hornets

COACH: Shane Page

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 2-8

2014 – 1-9

2015 – 1-9

2016 – 1-9

2017 – 0-10

OFFENSE

“We are young and very inexperienced. We have the opportunity to grow from this point with commitment from the younger players,” said head coach Shane Page. 

The expectations this season are to get better each week starting with the first game. Finish the game, then finish the season. The more experience these players get, the better they can become. Guys like Sam McGlathery (Sr.) and Orion Ostermeier (Jr.) will bring stability and leadership to the huddle for the Hornets. Both guys are quality linemen. Chris Schafer (Jr.) and Zein Cook (Sr.) will start both ways giving the Hornets two guys that can motor. Both are quick players and will be depended on for most of the scoring. Brock Borrego (So.) and JT Cameron (So.) will start at wide receiver adding some speed to the outside. 

DEFENSE 

McGlathery and Ostermeier will both see time on the defensive line with Cook and Cameron playing in the secondary. Cadon McGlathery (So.) will start at defensive end/tight end, while Zach Sharp (Fr.) gets his first varsity start at defensive tackle. Borrego will play some linebacker as will Schafer. Look for Bear Waltrip (Fr.) to be a jack of all trades this season starting at corner and playing wide receiver and quarterback on offense. The lack of experience will eventually fade and the players left standing must decide they want to make the most of being a Hornet. 

Schedule

8-31 – at South Coffeyville 

9-7 – vs. Prue 

9-14 – vs. Olive 

9-21 – at Welch 

9-28 – vs. Coyle 

10-5 – vs. DCLA 

10-11 – at Medford 

10-18 – vs. Bluejacket 

10-26 – vs. SW Covenant 

11-2 – at Covington-Douglas

 

Corn Bible Academy Crusaders

COACH: ASA ZOSCHKE/BRENDON SCHMIDT  

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 6-5

2014 – 4-5

2015 – 6-4

2016 – 6-6

2017 – 1-7

OFFENSE 

“We are excited about the season. We have a bunch of young and hungry athletes that are ready to prove themselves. They are a great group of young men,” said coach Zoschke. 

The Crusaders return three starters to the offensive side of the ball including Tristan Miller (6-2, 280, Sr.) at guard and tight end. This big man can move around the line giving the coaching staff some interesting options when calling plays. Brendan Miller (5-9, 160, So.) is a young, but talented quarterback that is ready to take the field and prove his worth. Andrew Kocheski (5-11, 170, So.) will start on the line with Miller. Kocheski is projected to play center and/or guard. Running back Michael Robinson (5-10, 160, Jr.) will benefit from having guys like Miller on the line. Robinson is quick and can gash a defense for big gains. Joshua Clayton (6-0, 160, So.) figures into the passing game at wide receiver, while Zachary Potter (6-2, 170, Fr.) will get his taste of varsity football at tight end and could see some time at running back. 

DEFENSE 

Joe Martinez (5-10, 185, Jr.) is a leader on defense and a nasty defensive end. Several guys will bounce around the defensive line including Blake Brewer (6-1, 220, Fr.), Cooper Brittian (6-1, 220, So.) and Jaden Perez (5-10, 195, Jr.). All of these guys will make an impact on the defensive line this season. 

SCHEDULE 

8-24 – vs. Burns Flat-Dill City 

8-31 – vs. Cyril 

9-6 – at Geary 

9-14 – OPEN 

9-21 – at Maysville 

9-28 – vs. Mountain View-Gotebo

10-5 – at Thackerville 

10-12 – vs. Temple 

10-18 – at Fox 

10-26 – vs. Tipton 

11-2 – at Grandfield 

 

Covington-Douglas Wildcats

COACH: BRIAN SMITH

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 2-8

2014 – 6-5

2015 – 3-7

2016 – 6-5

2017 – 2-8

OFFENSE

Sixteenth-year head coach Brian Smith understands what the Wildcats must do to improve upon last year’s two win season, “We must do a better job of taking care of the football and do a better job of forcing mistakes to the opposing offenses.” Smith is excited about the skilled positions for Covington-Douglas that starts with a pair of running backs in Braden Davis (5-11, 180, Jr.) and Tristen Griffin (5-8, 155, So.). Davis rushed for 380 yards while Griffin added 172 yards last season. The duo will rely upon the development of the offensive line depth for the Wildcats. Using the speed of the skill positions and getting the ball in their hands, especially early in the season, will be important. Quarterback Weston Carl (5-11, 150, So.) will look to do that after throwing for 380 yards last year. He’ll look towards slot receiver Dalton Fleeson (6-1, 165, Jr.) and tight ends James Kroll (6-0, 180, So.) and Isaac Streck (6-0, 185, Sr.). 

DEFENSE

The 4-1 base defensive formation of the Wildcats will rely upon defensive back Dawon Aldrich (5-11, 150, Sr.) after an 85 tackle and five pass deflection junior season. Fleeson totaled 94 tackles and two interceptions last season and will man another defensive back spot for Covington-Douglas. At linebacker keep an eye on Kroll, who totaled five sacks as a freshman to go with 57 tackles, along with Streck with his 96 tackles and three sacks returning this year. Coming off a 51 tackle freshman season, Griffin will cause opposing offenses to respect where he is on the field in his sophomore campaign. Along the defensive line, Braden Davis (5-11, 180, Jr.) brings excellent speed and toughness as seen by his 44 tackles and four sacks last year. 

SCHEDULE

8-23 – at Timberlake

8-31 – at Garber

9-7 – vs. Ringwood

9-21 – vs. Deer Creek – Lamont

9-28 – at Bluejacket

10-5 – vs. Welch

10-12 – at Southwest Covenant

10-18 – vs. Coyle

10-26 – at Medford

11-2 – vs. Copan

 

Coyle BlueJackets

COACH: Shane Weathers

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 9-2

2014 – 8-2

2015 – 13-1

2016 – 7-5

2017 – 9-3

OFFENSE 

Returning five of lasts year’s starters, the Bluejackets will depend on a few players that had some impressive stats for their team. Two of those players would be hard-working running backs Robert Taylor (5-8, 210, Sr.) and Austin Adams (5-8, 160, Sr.). Last season Taylor carried the ball 101 times for 1,010 yards and Adams had 95 carries for 789 yards. A returning player that will be a multiple level factor is quarterback Brendon Weathers (5-11, 180, Sr.). On the ground, Weathers rushed for 1,254 yards on 151 running attempts and in the air, he threw 42 passes for 413 yards. Catching passes from Weathers this season will be Damon Caine (5-10, 160, Jr.). Two players that will be protecting the backfield will be Jacoby Ruff (6-4, 330, Sr.) and Ethan Jennings (5-10, 180, Jr.).

DEFENSE

The defense will be returning a little over half of their starters. Three defensive players that will be returning from last year and two-sided players is linebacker Weathers, defensive end Taylor and defensive back Austin Adams. Last season the trio combined got a lot of playing time on defense and combined to tackle the other team 159 times. Also, other strong players that are part of Coyle’s 3-2 defensive formation is defensive end Myklie Davis (6-2, 180, Sr.) and defensive end Trey Henning (6-0, 220, Jr.). A fresh face to the defense be Salvador Jackson (5-7, 150, Fr.).

Schedule

8-31 – vs. Pioneer 

9-7 – vs. Yale 

9-14 – at Garber 

9-21 – vs. Medford 

9-28 – at Copan

10-5 – at SW Covenant 

10-12 – vs. Welch 

10-18 – Covington-Douglas 

10-26 – at Deer Creek-Lamont

11-2 – vs. Bluejacket

 

Deer Creek-Lamont Eagles

COACH: Preston Kysar

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 3-7

2014 – 8-4

2015 – 10-2

2016 – 2-8

2017 – 1-9

OFFENSE

Deer Creek – Lamont will be very young on both sides of the ball but will rely upon a balanced offense that returns just four starters. Slot receiver Dawson Silks (5-8, 150, So.) will play a featured role for the Eagles this season. One of the experienced players that will carry quite the load is running back Austin Wheat (5-10, 160, Sr.). He’ll benefit from the play of offensive lineman Brendan Hembree (6-6, 270, Jr.). The junior offensive lineman will be important in establishing dominance along the line of scrimmage along with Cade Light (6-0, 190, So.). Tight end Colby Smith (6-3, 155, Jr.) will provide a solid option in the Eagles offense. With so few returning starters, Deer Creek-Lamont will need to ease into the complete offense but will look to be very balanced using multiple formations. 

DEFENSE

The 3-2 defense of the Eagles will rely upon solid play of Hembree, Smith, Michael Jones (5-11, 160, Sr.) and Jace Bellin (5-10, 240, So.). The sophomore defensive lineman will need to develop quickly to create depth for the front three. At linebacker the Eagles will rely upon Wheat who is a solid, leader along the second line of defense. “We’re throwing several young guys into the fire with early playing time. We will have some growing pains but I love our athleticism and attitude,” said first year head coach Preston Kysar. 

SCHEDULE

8-24 – vs. Kremlin-Hillsdale 

8-30 – vs. Waynoka 

9-7 – OPEN 

9-13 – at Pond Creek-Hunter 

9-21 – at Covington-Douglas

9-28 – vs. SW Covenant 

10-5 – at Copan 

10-12 – at Bluejacket 

10-18 – vs. Medford 

10-26 – vs. Coyle 

11-3 – at Welch 

 

Fox Foxes

COACH: Brent Phelps

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 10-2

2014 – 11-2

2015 – 11-1

2016 – 3-8

2017 – 2-9

OFFENSE

This fall the Foxes will enter their first year competing in Class C. The team has spent the last couple years working to rebuild and grow stronger, and head coach Brent Phelps is optimistic that they can have a successful season. 

“We have had two years to mature,” said Phelps. “We should operate with greater confidence and consistency. We are small but have developed more aggression and quickness over the last couple of years. If we can gel together, we should be able to be the Fox of the past.” 

Senior Jimmy Bivings will return to the field as a quarterback who can run as well as pass. Rushing may be the name of the game for the Foxes this year. Two fullbacks, senior William Miller and sophomore Brandon Miller, will likely be go-to carriers. Senior Jonathan Whitby will be the anchor of the offensive line.

DEFENSE

The Foxes will rely on much of their team to be two-way players in order to be successful. Whitby will be a stronghold for the defensive line as well as the O-line, and he will be joined by William Miller. Brandon Miller will back up the line. Bivings will also contribute in the secondary as a defensive back. 

Coach Phelps will have the same coaches by his side this season; John Bailey as the defensive coordinator and Michael Barnes as an assistant coach. The Foxes will continue working and seeing where this season takes them.

SCHEDULE

8-31 – at Empire

9-7 – vs. Snyder

9-14 – at Wilson

9-21 – at Tipton

9-28 – vs. Grandfield

10-5 – vs. Temple

10-12 – at Thackerville

10-19 – vs. Corn Bible

10-26 – vs. Maysville

11-2 – at Mt. View-Gotebo

 

Graham-Dustin Chieftains

COACH: Steve Corn

Last Year:
2017 – 8-1

OFFENSE

After an absence of football in either community for more than 100 years, 2018 is year number four of the resurrection process. After two seasons of junior high football, the Chieftains posted an 8-1 record in their inaugural varsity campaign and now are ready to challenge for a district championship. All eight starters return to the Pistol formation offense including quarterback Derrick Jennings (5-10, 160, Jr.) who passed for 1,602 yards plus another 566 yards rushing totaling 38 touchdowns leads the offense. Also returning will be Austin Fife (5-10, 155, Jr.) who raced for 18 scores while adding up 1,260 yards along with Kekoa White (6-0, 160, Jr.) who crossed the goal line 14 times out of 38 receptions. A fourth weapon in the Chieftains offense will be Gage Cornwell (5-11, 150, So.). Size definitely matters in the offensive line with Logan Harmon (6-5, 270, Sr.) and Roper Farrow (6-0, 240, Jr.) controlling the line of scrimmage.  

DEFENSE

Six of the eight defensive heroes that engineered the Chieftains to eight wins return led by Kekoa White at linebacker who charted 62 tackles plus two interceptions.  

Defensive tackle Jacob Gambler (5-10, 220, Jr.) recorded five sacks while Keeian Heneha (5-11, 225, Jr.) totaled 52 tackles at defensive end. Gage Cornwell, who topped the tackle charts with 67 stops will reunite with Austin Fife and Derrick Jennings in the secondary unit. 

“We’re bigger, faster and stronger this year,” said head coach Steve Corn. “We’ve circled this year on the calendar for the last three years with an expectation of winning the district title, host a home playoff game and have a chance at a gold ball.”

SCHEDULE

8-24 – vs. Life Christian

8-31 – at Eagle Point (Sapulpa)

9-7 – vs. Wright Christian

9-14 – at Immanuel Lutheran (BA)

9-21 – vs. Midway 

9-28 – OPEN

10-5 – at Webbers Falls

10-12 – vs. Bowlegs

10-18 – at Wilson-Henryetta

10-26 – at Sasakwa

11-2 – vs. Paoli

 

Grandfield Bearcats

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Schedule

8-24 – vs. Empire 

8-31 – vs. Ryan 

9-7 – at Waurika 

9-14 – OPEN 

9-21 – vs. Thackerville 

9-28 – at Fox 

10-5 – at Maysville 

10-12 – vs. Tipton 

10-18 – at Mountain View-Gotebo 

10-26 – at Temple 

11-2 – vs. Corn Bible 

 

Maysville Warriors

COACH: DACE LEMIEUX

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 2-8

2014 – 10-2

2015 – 5-5

2016 – 8-4

2017 – 7-5

OFFENSE

The Warriors will be moving to an option-based offense this season in order to maximize the potential of their current personnel according to head coach Dace Lemieux.

Heading up that attack will be Junior Simmons (Sr.) an athletic quarterback who threw for 1,000 yards last season and ran for 500 more to go along with his 11 total touchdowns. 

Other key offensive players this year will be tight ends Kaedon Wyatt (So.) and Bentley Stevens (Sr.). On the outside look for receiver Jake Owen (Sr.) to be the go-to receiver when Maysville does put the ball in the air. 

Up front Carlos Resendiz (Sr.) will start at guard for the Warriors.

DEFENSE

With six returning starters back on defense the Warriors should continue to improve on this side of the ball.

Simmons and Owen will lead the way in the defensive backfield with Simmons at safety and Owen at cornerback. Last season Simmons had 55 tackles and four picks while Owen added 60 tackles and an interception of his own.

At linebacker Wyatt is the man in the middle for the Warriors and recorded 80 tackles, five sacks and had two forced fumbles last year.

Resendiz leads the way on the defensive line from his position at end and had 30 tackles and 1 sack last year. At the other end spot look for Bentley Stevens (Sr.) to get the nod after posting 70 tackles and two sacks in 2017. Brodie Albright (So.) will handle things in the middle of the line at defensive tackle where he has 30 tackles a year ago.

SCHEDULE

8-24 – vs. Bray-Doyle

8-31 – at Paoli

9-14 – at Ryan

9-21 – vs. Corn Bible

9-28 – at Temple

10-5 – vs. Grandfield

10-12 – vs. Moutain View-Gotebo

10-18 – at Tipton

10-26 – at Fox

11-2 – vs. Thackerville

 

Medford Cardinals

COACH: Brian Haynie

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 0-10

2014 – 4-6

2015 – 2-8

2016 – 0-10

2017 – 6-5

OFFENSE

The spread offense will begin with quarterback Angel Gonzales (6-1, 195, Sr.). The senior gunslinger is an impressive athlete as a member of the track & field team, baseball team, and the starting quarterback. He has a good arm and is a threat on the ground as well. Gonzales is joined in the backfield by Caleb Haynie (5-10, 155, Sr.) along with Drake McMillan (6-0, 185, So.) at running back. That dynamic duo of tailbacks can make plays for the Cardinals. Tight end Brayden Keller (5-10, 175, Sr.) is a nice target and one of the eight returning starters from last season’s squad. Tate Schuermann (6-0, 150, So.) is a young impressive prospect at wide receiver that should take on a larger role of the offense this year. The offensive line will be anchored by Dylan Chaney (6-0, 245, Sr.) to help kick start the offense with a strong push up front. 

DEFENSE

The Cardinals return seven along the 3-2-3 defense but according to second-year head coach Brian Haynie must improve on this side of the ball. That’s understandable after the Cardinal defense allowed opposing offenses to average over 35 points per game. For a deeper playoff run to be viable for Medford shoring up the defensive woes will be important. The return of Gonzales, a 2017 Preseason All-VYPE Class C selection, is a nice start at defensive end. Lining up at the other end of the line will be Keller who along with nose guard Austin Smith (6-2, 220, Jr.) will give the Cardinals a nice front three. Linebackers Haynie and McMillan should make plays if the front three do their job. Schuermann is a young athlete in the secondary that should begin to show the potential many believe he possesses. “We need to work hard and improve daily in order to navigate a very demanding schedule and give ourselves the best chance to compete,” said coach Haynie.

Schedule

8-30 – vs. Buffalo 

9-7 – at Pond Creek-Hunter 

9-14 – vs. Ringwood 

9-21 – at Coyle 

9-28 – at Welch 

10-5 – vs. Bluejacket 

10-11 – vs. Copan 

10-18 – at Deer Creek-Lamont 

10-26 – vs. Covington-Douglas

11-2 – at SW Covenant 

 

Midway Chargers

COACH: Troy Bullard

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 1-9

2014 – 5-5

2015 – 5-5

2016 – 5-6

2017 – 6-5

OFFENSE

With another playoff season in the rear view mirror, the Chargers enter 2018 hungry for more with four starters returning to the offensive lineup. Reilly Trappman will once again be the anchor pulling the chain in the offensive line as the Chargers offense remains run oriented featuring the talents of Kanyen Wibben (5-9, 170, So.). Head coach Troy Bullard continues to evaluate the talents of Dillon Stewart (5-7, 180, So.) and Geral Washington (5-8, 140, Fr.) at quarterback. The eventual victor as signal caller will have a talented trio of wide receivers to target including an elusive Darius Mays Tweey (6-4, 150, Sr.) along with Caden Miller (5-7, 125, So.) and Daryn Herriman (6-0, 135, Jr.) as well Skiller Bennefield (5-10, 180, Sr.) whether lined up at tight end or running back position.

DEFENSE

Midway will continue its eight hats to the football 3×2 defensive scheme as four starters return. Reilly Trappman will continue to enforce things on the front line along with Leslie Howard (5-10, 190, So.) while Bryer Crosby (6-1, 210, Jr.) and Dillon Stewart play downhill from their linebacker positions. Kaleel Shumate (5-8, 175, So.) and Bryson Ziegler (5-10, 165, Jr.) are slated to play key roles in the defensive secondary while William Hood (5-6, 145, Jr.) stands ready to play in a variety of positions.

“Question one is did we improve from yesterday,” asked Bullard. “We will reach our goals through respect for how far we’ve come, having faith and how far we can go. Time will tell us the answers.”

SCHEDULE

8-24 – vs. Cave Springs

8-31 – vs. Gans

9-7 – at Porum

9-14 – vs. Arkoma

9-21 – at Graham-Dustin

9-28 – at Bowlegs

10-5 – vs. Paoli

10-12 – OPEN

10-18 – at Sasakwa

10-26 – vs. Wilson-Henryetta

11-2 – at Webbers Falls

 

Mtn. View-Gotebo Tigers

COACH: Jeff Oakley

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 6-5

2014 – 6-5

2015 – 5-5

2016 – 4-6

2017 – 3-8

OFFENSE 

The Tigers want to be a balanced attack this season as head coach Jeff Coakley looks to get the program back on track. 

Brayden Nicholes (5-9, 170, Jr.) is the man tasked to lead the Tigers this season. Nicholes will start at quarterback where his athleticism will come into play. One of his top targets is senior Brycen Fischer (5-8, 150) at wide receiver. Fischer is a quick receiver with good experience at the position. Running back Skylar Ahlsten (6-1, 170, Sr.) is a ground and pound type back that guys like Sterling Lee (5-10, 220, Sr.) and Jayden Kawkyla (6-1, 265, So.) love to block for. Tight end Bryce Coon (6-0, 170, Jr.) could be the x-factor for the offense this season. 

DEFENSE 

Ahlsten is the leader of the defensive unit. His play and leadership are crucial components to the success of the program. Ahlsten will start at linebacker with Fischer giving coach Coakley two salty backers in the middle. Ahlsten is a physical player that brings a high football IQ to the field. Lee gets the nod at defensive end, while Luke Hoyl (6-2, 295, Sr.) will be the push up the middle at nose guard. Gavin Fischer (5-10, 220, Jr.) will get after the quarterback from his defensive end spot. 

“With a year under their belts in our system, the guys have the new scheme down. We are excited to get the 2018 season started,” said coach Coakley. 

SCHEDULE 

8-24 – vs. Canton 

8-31 – vs. Carnegie 

9-7 – at Cyril 

9-14 – OPEN

9-21 – vs. Temple 

9-28 – at Corn Bible Academy 

10-5 – vs. Tipton 

10-12 – at Maysville 

10-18 – vs. Grandfield 

10-26 – at Thackerville 

11-2 – vs. Fox 

 

Paoli Pugs

COACH: VINCE FULKS

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 3-7

2014 – 0-10

2015 – 2-8

2016 – 4-6

2017 – 8-4

OFFENSE

Playoffs…we’re talking more than just Class C playoffs as the Pugs enter the 2018 campaign with most district coaches giving Paoli the favorites role. Five starters are backing and barking loud including Cory Cunningham (5-10, 175, Sr.) who ran over and raced past would be defenders for 2000 yards and 18 trips to the end zone averaging 16.5 yards per carry.  The ground game gains added strength with Connor Crawford (5-10, 150, Jr.) who recorded 875 yards on just 40 carries. Sophomore QB Chase Parker will engineer the power running game with the experienced and brute strength efforts of Carson Bryant (6-2, 275, Jr.) at center and guards Lewis Charguno (6-3, 265, Jr.) and Camden Smith (5-10, 295, Sr.) in the offensive front.

“Experience is earned and we’re fortunate to have three guys up the front that are always looking for contact,” said head coach Vince Fulks, who begins his 8th year. “With those guys in front and the power style running of Cory and Connor, we’ve got options to cross the goal line.”

DEFENSE

Experience is a plus to the defensive unit spearheaded by four year starter Cache Gardner (5-8, 135, Sr.) who with 115 tackles last year has totaled more than 300 stops in his career. Peyton Manning  (5-10, 150, Sr.) and Conner Pitts (5-9, 170, Sr.) complete the aggressive nature of the secondary. Roaming sideline to sideline to record 125 tackles and earning District C-4 linebacker of the year, Connor Crawford joins forces at linebacker with Hunter Russell (6-0, 170, Sr.) who had 100 tackles a year ago. The quickness and strength of Jake Cottrell (5-9, 180, Jr.) gives the Pugs defense a reliable performer at defensive end.

“The experience and speed of our secondary defending the run and pass is a bonus playing consistent support behind our linebacker duo,” said Fulks. “We’ve got a few key question marks to answer but we expect to be competitive again and see where that takes us.” 

SCHEDULE

8-24 – at Wilson

8-31 – vs. Maysville

9-7 – at Bray

9-14 – vs. Maud

9-21 – at Webbers Falls

9-28 – vs. Wilson-Henryetta

10-5 – at Midway

10-12 – vs. Sasakwa

10-18 – OPEN

10-26 – vs. Bowlegs

11-2 – at Graham 

 

Pond-Creek-Hunter Panthers

COACH: David Kerr

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 12-2

2014 – 10-2

2015 – 6-4

2016 – 13-1

2017 – 13-1

OFFENSE

Pond Creek-Hunter High School enter the 2018 football season with some retribution on its mind. After a 13-1 record and a runner-up finish in the Class C state playoffs, the Panthers and head coach David Kerr return three starters on offense. Kerr’s son Tyler (5-11, 145, Sr.) will be the starting quarterback for the second straight season and will want to go out strong in his senior campaign. Noah Miller (5-11, 190, Jr.) will be the workhorse at running back for PCH, as the junior will be a key part of a balanced offensive attack. The Panthers use a multi set formation on offense in hopes of keeping teams off balanced, so that will be something to watch for as the season unfolds. 

DEFENSE

Looking at their defense, Miller is a standout for this unit, too, anchoring a linebacker core with another junior Xavier Smith (5-11, 220). Those two are part of a front five that coach Kerr says will be the strong point for a no-bend defense. Marvin Faison (5-11, 200, Sr.) will be a leader on the defensive line in his final season as a Panther. Faison had 40 tackles last season so he will be good experience up front. Despite the success last season, Kerr doesn’t want his team to think they have done anything great yet and said that in order to build the tradition at the school his players will need to show more maturity and composure. 

SCHEDULE

8-31 – at Kremlin

9-7 – vs. Medford

9-14 – vs. Deer Creek-Lamont

9-21 – at Timberlake

9-28 – vs. Balko

10-5 – at Sharon-Mutual

10-12 – vs. Buffalo

10-18 – at Waynoka

10-26 – vs. Tyrone

11-2 – at Boise City

 

Sasakwa Vikings

COACH: Bruce Harrell

Last 5 Years:

2013 – 7-4

2014 – 4-6

2015 – 4-6

2016 – 4-6

2017 – 3-7

OFFENSE

The journey into playoff waters is one of the preseason goals for the Vikings as veteran head coach Bruce Harrell comes aboard as the ship’s captain surrounded by the experience of six returning starters to the offensive side of the ball. Thomas Rompf (5-10, 174, So.) will be the workhorse in the running game while Jacob Griffin (5-11, 187, So.) directs the multiple formation sets at quarterback. Primary targets in the passing game will include tight end Kenneth Sherrouse (5-11, 183, So.) and wide receiver Michael Morrison (5-9, 161, So.). The muscle from the offensive line galleys will be key for smooth sailing as Trey McCown (6-2 233, Sr.) and Dusty Boling (6-1, 180, Jr.) anchor the battles in the trenches. 

“Expect everything on every down,” said Harrell. “We’ll use as many weapons as we can in order to achieve a balanced result.”

DEFENSE

Technique with gap sound effort is the aim for the Vikings defensive game plan where six starters return. Trey McCown and Kenneth Sherrounse solidify the line of scrimmage action while Jacob Griffin spearheads the linebacker unit.  Thomas Rompf will join forces in the secondary with Ethan Climer (6-0, 168, Jr.) and Michael Morrison (5-9, 161, So.) to protect the stern.

“We’re super young but have experienced players in most positions,” said Harrell. “It’s a new system generating new expectations. The Vikings are all in to turn Sasakwa into a playoff contender.”

8-31 – vs. Olive

9-7 – at Maud

9-14 – vs. Strother

9-21 – at Wilson-Henryetta

9-28 – vs. Webbers Falls

10-5 – at Eagle Point Academy

10-12 – at Paoli

10-18 – vs. Midway

10-26 – vs. Graham Dustin

11-2 – at Bowlegs

 

Sharon-Mutual Trojans

COACH: Aaron Marlatt

Last 5 Years:

2013 – 11-2

2014 – 4-6 

2015 – 4-6

2016 – 7-4

2017 – 8-3

OFFENSE

The multiple set formation of the Trojans will return four starters. First-year head coach Aaron Marlatt is excited about the prospects of the offense with several quick, skill players. The play of tailback Alex Carter (6-3, 190, Jr.) will be important in setting the tone for the Trojans offense. The offensive line will be anchored by guards Jerrett Coleman (6-1, 225, Sr.) and Jayson Farrell (6-1, 240, Sr.) and center Kobe Bellows (5-10, 240, Jr.) will look to control the line of scrimmage. Koner Weir (6-0, 200, Jr.) will open holes for Carter from his fullback position. Gabe Sessoms (5-9, 170, Jr.) will get the starting nod at quarterback and will look to get the ball into the hands of his skill players. 

DEFENSE

Coach Marlatt expects the Trojans to be solid up front led by Carter and Coleman at defensive end while Farrel will be at nose guard. Sharon-Mutual will have nice speed in the secondary behind the play of Brayden Woodie (5-8, 155, Sr.) and Gabe Sessoms. The 3-2 defense of Sharon-Mutual will rely heavily upon linebacker Koner Weir. Weir will need take more responsibility in his junior season and quickly develop into a leader for the Trojans to reach their goals. Look for the Trojans to make a push deeper in the playoffs with the returning experience on both sides of the ball. 

SCHEDULE

8-23 – at Cherokee

8-31 – vs. Seiling

9-7 – vs. Waukomis

9-21 – vs. Waynoka

9-28 – at Tyrone

10-5 – vs. Timberlake

10-12 – at Pond-Creek Hunter

10-18 – vs. Balko

10-26 – at Boise City

11-2 – at Buffalo

 

Southwest Covenant Patriots

COACH: TREY CLOUD 

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 7-4

2014 – 3-7

2015 – 4-6

2016 – 6-4

2017 – 1-9

OFFENSE

Operating out of the spread formation the Patriots are excited to see Ben Webb (5-9, 175, Jr.) back at quarterback after he was injured in the sixth game of the season. Webb will have the ability to lean on Trevor Kelley (5-10, 175, Sr.) at running back as the junior QB acclimates himself. Kelley toted the rock 94 times for 986 yards and 12 touchdowns a season ago. Cole Shaw (6-1, 185, Sr.) will be a key component in the Patriots plans in 2018 after going for 810 yards on 35 receptions and 13 touchdowns. A versatile option for Webb will be Tyler Kelly (5-11, 170, So.) as the do-everything player totaled six touchdowns as a freshman. The offensive line will be led by center PJ Riggs (6-0, 190, Sr.). Keep an eye on Logan Shields (5-10, 160, Sr.) the Patriots kicker after hitting 38 of 40 on extra points and 3-for-4 on field goals the senior kicker can be a difference maker with a long of 37 yards. Field position is so important and Shields makes opposing offense start deep in their own territory thanks to 32 touchbacks last year. 

DEFENSE

Operating out of the 3-2 defense, the Patriots plan to be a swarming aggressive defense this season. That will start with Jessie Deason (6-3, 195, Sr.) at defensive end who as a junior totaled 46 tackles, five sacks, nine tackles for loss and pulled in an interception. At the other end of the line will be Andrew Hickman (5-11, 200, Jr.) causing offensive lines to protect the edge. At linebacker, Riggs and Webb will hold down the starting spots. The backfield will lay down the law with Kelley, Kelly, and Cole Shaw. 

Schedule

8-31 – at Central

9-7 – at Empire 

9-14 – at Wesleyan 

9-21 – vs. Blue Jacket

9-28 – at Deer Creek Lamont

10-5 – vs. Coyle 

10-12 – vs. Covington 

10-18 – at Welch 

10-26 – vs. Copan 

11-2 – vs. Medford 

 

Temple Tigers

COACH: BRAD SPURLOCK

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 5-5

2014 – 3-7

2015 – 2-8

2016 – 1-9

2017 – 0-10

OFFENSE

With just three returning starters the Tigers will look to control the clock, grind out possessions and keep the opposing offense off the field. Quarterback Mylik Brown (5-7, 185, Sr.) returns after totaling 298 yards rushing along with two touchdowns as a junior. At tight end, Trevin Ledford (5-7, 140, Sr.) and Uriah Krug (5-7, 150, Jr.)  will be valuable both run blocking and in the passing game. The offensive line will be led by guard James Dickey (6-2, 245, Sr.) and center Jaramiah Chumley (5-8, 190, Fr.). First-year head coach Brad Spurlock will look towards running back Corbin Wakeley (5-8, 168, Jr.) to carry a heavy load. 

DEFENSE

Out of the 3-2 defensive formation the Tigers will look to limit big plays and force teams to become one-dimensional. With a team that needs to add depth heading into the preseason the Tigers must avoid injuries once the season starts. Brown will hold an important role in the defense at linebacker. He along with Wakeley will give solid play at linebacker. The defensive line will rely upon Dickey and Chumley to allow the linebackers to make plays. The secondary will feature Ledford and Krug as they will need to take on a bigger role this season. Temple is low in numbers for the team this offseason and finding more players willing to commit to playing will be important for the program as Spurlock will hope to excite the student body and community. 

SCHEDULE

8-31 – vs. Waurika 

9-7 – vs. Ryan 

9-14 – at Central 

9-21 – at Mountain View-Gotebo

9-28 – vs. Maysville 

10-5 – at Fox 

10-12 – at Corn Bible Academy 

10-18 – vs. Thackerville 

10-26 – vs. Grandfield 

11-2 – at Tipton 

 

Thackerville Wildcats

COACH: DAVID GARZA

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 10-1

2014 – 8-4

2015 – 7-4

2016 – 9-2

2017 – 6-4

OFFENSE

David Garza is the new head man in the Wildcat program for 2018 and finds the cabinet is a little short on experience with just a pair of returning starters. There is talent running the football in the form of quarterback Akin Shurbet (6-1, 180, Sr.) who averaged nearly eight yards per carry last season and running back Seth Kretzchmar (5-10, 170, Sr.) who averaged better than five yards a carry. A lot will revolve around these two for both yardage and point production and leadership as most of the rest are underclassmen. The Shurbet name will pop up elsewhere in the offense for Thackerville as Cameron (5-10, 215, Jr.) will be at either guard or center and Chisum (6-3, 190, Jr.), who averaged over six yards a grab last year will be a returning starter at a receiver spot out of Garza’s spread offense. Two other guys in the trenches will be Wade Oglesby (5-9, 190, So.) and big Mason Altman (6-2, 350, Jr.).

DEFENSE

Like the offense, there are just two veterans, both linebackers, returning on the defensive side of the ball for the Wildcats in Akin Shurbet where he had 48 tackles last season and Kretzchmar. Otherwise it will be youth galore as Garza hopes his kids can adapt quickly to his 3-2 defense. Chisum and Cameron Shurbet will line up at nose guard and defensive end respectively where he’s joined by Oglesby and Garza will find himself dipping into the freshman pool for Colt Scarbrough (6-0, 170) at a linebacker position.

The Wildcats will be looking at a new-look schedule with the biennial OSSAA redistricting shuffle this year that will include one team, Fox, that drops from Class B last year. 

SCHEDULE

8-31 – at Bray-Doyle

9-7 – vs. Wilson

9-14 – vs. Caddo

9-21 – at Grandfield

9-28 – at Tipton

10-5 – vs. Corn Bible

10-12 – vs. Fox

10-18 – at Temple

10-26 – vs. Mt. View-Gotebo

11-2 – at Maysville 

 

Timberlake Tigers

COACH: Brian Severin

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 6-5

2014 – 3-7

2015 – 7-5

2016 – 5-5

2017 – 10-3

OFFENSE

Operating out of the I-Formation this year look for the Tigers to employ a strong running game this year. The focal point of that rushing attack will be tailback Devon Kent (5-10, 160, Jr.) who ran for 760 yards as a sophomore. Running back Braydon French (5-8, 150, Sr.) will also see plenty of carries after running for 412 yards as a junior. 

On the offensive line Jake Thorp (5-10, 210, Sr.) will start at center for the Tigers while Kyle Naucion (5-10, 200, Jr.) and Braxton Buller (5-11, 180, Jr.) will start at the guard spots.

Protected by the Timberlake line will be quarterback Preston Pierce (5-10, 150, Jr.).

DEFENSE

The same key playmakers that dot the Timberlake offense will also be the Tigers go-to men on defense this year. 

In the secondary Kent will start at cornerback while Pierce will get the nod at safety. At linebacker is where fans will find French and finally on the defensive line expect Thorp to line up at nose guard and Naucion to play defensive end.

SCHEDULE

8-23 – vs. Covington-Douglas

8-31 – at Ringwood

9-6 – at Kremlin-Hillsdale

9-14 – OPEN

9-21 – vs. Pond Creek-Hunter

9-28 – at Boise City

10-5 – at Balko

10-12 – vs. Sharon-Mutual

10-18 – at Buffalo

10-26 – vs. Waynoka

11-2 – at Tyrone 

 

Tipton Tigers

COACH: TRAVIS WHITE

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 12-1

2014 – 14-0

2015 – 9-3

2016 – 13-1

2017 – 13-1

OFFENSE 

The two-time defending state champions are back and reloaded with another group of players capable of making a run at the Class C gold ball. Head coach Travis White thinks youth may be an issue, but if they mature this group could work some magic and make it back to the title game to defend their place at the top. 

“We have some big holes to fill, graduating eight seniors. Underclassmen will have to mature quickly. We will look to be competitive in our district and put ourselves in a good position for the playoffs,” said coach White. 

Getting back to their roots of power football is the priority. SemaJ McBride (5-9, 150) and Jeremiah Smith (6-0, 185) are charged with that challenge, as well as the guys up front. Chandler Segovia (5-11, 255) has the task of leading a young but talented offensive line. Lane Chandler (5-11, 170) will lead the offense at quarterback and Bryce Waugh (5-11, 170) gets the start at tight end. 

DEFENSE 

Waugh and Segovia will start on the line with Waugh at end and at tackle. Damian Fierro (5-8, 205) will slide inside to play nose guard. Waugh recorded 79 tackles last season, 12 tackles for loss. He also batted 10 balls and had one pick. McBride will start at one of the defensive back spots. In 2017, he snagged 10 interceptions and notched 65 tackles. Smith had excellent production at linebacker accounting for 82 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and three interceptions. 

Assistant coaches include Teddy White and Jim Kerbo. 

SCHEDULE 

8-24 – vs. Shattuck 

8-31 – at Burns Flat-Dill City 

9-7 – OPEN

9-14 – at Snyder 

9-21 – vs. Fox 

9-28 – vs. Thackerville 

10-5 – at Mountain View-Gotebo 

10-12 – at Grandfield 

10-18 – vs. Maysville 

10-26 – at Corn Bible Academy 

11-2 – vs. Temple 

 

Tyrone Bobcats

COACH: JOSH BELL

2013 – 2-7

2014 – 1-7

2015 – 4-5

2016 – 11-1

2017 – 11-1

OFFENSE

The Tyrone Bobcats had a successful 2017 season with a 11-1 record led by head coach, Josh Bell and assistant coaches, Travis Banning, Clay Witt and Jacob Champman. The Bobcats run a spread offense led by returning quarterback Chance Duty (5-8, 155, Sr.), who helped tremendously with pushing the offense to the next level. Leading up front for the Bobcats is returning guard, Brandon White (5-9, 182, Sr.) and returning center, Abraham Valdez (6-3, 245, Jr.). With coaches feeling comfortable with their line, the Bobcats focus on their run game with three returning running backs, Antonio Pacheco (5-4, 145, Sr.), Noah Rodriguez (5-7, 180, Sr.) and Matthew Clancy (6-2, 155, Jr.). The Bobcats hope work hard and push each other to have another great season. 

DEFENSE

With six defensive starters returning, the Bobcats are off to a good start coming off their 2017 season allowing only one loss. Playing a 3-2 defense, the Bobcats are led by cornerback Alex Torres (5-7, 125, Sr.). Also in the cornerback position is starting quarterback Chance Duty. The defensive line continues to dominate allowing very little run game with defensive ends Clancy, who plays both sides of the ball and Addison Heitschmidt (6-4, 180, Sr.). In the secondary, the Bobcats have returning starter Jesus Valles (6-0, 350, Sr.) at nickel back. Coaches will help athletes develop more skills and become better each week to see the results desired, but a few underclassmen will need to mature and step up to help secure another memorable season for the Bobcats.

Schedule

8-31 – vs. Turpin 

9-7 – N/A

9-14 – N/A 

9-21 – at Balko 

9-28 – vs. Sharon-Mutual 

10-5 – at Buffalo 

10-12 – vs. Waynoka 

10-19 – vs. Boise City 

10-26 – at Pond Creek-Hunter 

11-2 – vs. Timberlake 

 

Waynoka Railroaders

COACH: Scott Cline

Last Year:
2017 – 5-5

OFFENSE/DEFENSE 

First year head coach Scott Cline is still trying to figure out who is who for Waynoka at the time this book was published. We did learn that coach Cline plans to run a multiple set offense and a standard 3-2 scheme on defense. Beau Westfahl is one of his assistant coaches and they return five starters on both sides of the ball. 

“We have a lot of retuning talented athletes this year. I look forward to seeing what they can do and how far we can go,” said Cline. “We want to run first, pass second on offense and play aggressive and fly to the ball on defense.” 

 

Webbers Falls Warriors

COACH: TRENT HOLT

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 4-5

2014 – 6-6

2015 – 8-3

2016 – 5-6

2017 – 3-7

OFFENSE

The Warriors enter the 2018 campaign searching for the excitement that led them into the Class C playoffs two years ago as head coach Trent Holt searches for the right combination of playmakers on offense that returns 3 starters.  Youth and energy will be a plus for Josh Mason (5-9, 170, So.) who will draw the starting assignment at quarterback or move to tailback in the Pro-set alignments. Size will be a plus in the offensive line with Waylon Brausell (6-1, 260, So.) and J.D. Moore (6-2, 240, So.) as anchors while Jordan Cole (6-2, 180, Jr.) leads on blocks at tight end or releases downfield on pass routes. 

“Our graduation losses have opened doors for several players to become game changers,” said Holt. 

DEFENSE

The Warriors will seek to refill the talent cabinet and execute with intensity from their 4-1defensive set.  J.D. Moore and Waylon Brausell will draw the assignment duty to stymie play on the line of scrimmage while Jordan Cole defends the edge as well as blitzes from his defensive end while Josh Mason will captain the secondary unit.

“We’re young on both sides of the ball with a roster that doesn’t include any seniors,” said Holt. “That along creates a challenge but at the same time opens the way for someone else to step into a leaders role.”

SCHEDULE

8-31 – at Porum

9-7 – vs. Arkoma

9-14 – at Gans

9-21 – vs. Paoli

9-28 – at Sasakwa

10-5 – Graham-Dustin

10- 12 – Wilson-Henryetta

10-18 – vs. Bowlegs

10-26 – OPEN

11-2 – vs. Midway

 

Welch Wildcats

COACH: Ryan Gleaves

Last 5 Years:
2013 – 2-8

2014 – 0-10

2015 – 0-10

2016 – 4-6

2017 – 6-5

OFFENSE

The Wildcats operate out of the I-Formation but with only two starters returning there are many questions on the offensive side of the ball. Welch will benefit from one of those starters being All-District selection Ty Earp (6-6, 330, Sr.) along the offensive line. Earp was impressive as a junior tallying 27 pancake blocks and is a force for the Welch offense. Braxton Turner (6-2, 170, Jr.) returns at wide receiver for the Wildcats. “We should be big up front and will have to use ball control to be successful with a lot inexperience in the back,” said head coach Ryan Gleaves. 

DEFENSE

Earp will be counted upon heavily along the defensive line as he and Turner, at defensive back, are the lone returning starters. “We will have to rely heavily on Ty Earp’s leadership,” explained Gleaves. “He has the size and ability to play at the next level but his ability to make those around him better will be vital to our success.” Expect Earp’s teammates to see the big man’s work ethic and push to be great to spread throughout the locker room. 

Schedule

8-31 – at Watts 

9-7 – at South Coffeyville 

9-14 – vs. Foyil 

9-21 – vs. Copan 

9-28 – vs. Medford 

10-5 – at Covington-Douglas

10-12 – at Coyle 

10-18 – vs. SW Covenant 

10-26 – at Bluejacket 

11-2 – vs. Deer Creek-Lamont 

 

Wilson-Henryetta TIGERS

COACH: DONOVAN GOODNO

Last Year:
2017 – 3-8

OFFENSE

The lessons learned last season bring the ingredients for success in 2018 as six starters welcome head coach Donovan Goodno to the Tigers camp, who moves to the Tigers den after serving as an assistant coach at Stilwell. Experience will be a plus on Friday night as Michael McKinney (6-1, 146, So.) enters his second season at running back and Malik Thompson (6-3, 145, Jr.) returns to quarterback. Senior leadership will be valued advantage with tight end John Berryhill (6-1, 160, Sr.) and offensive guard Wyatt Danker (6-1, 265, Sr.) plus the wide receiver duo of Colby Sellers (5-10, 130, Sr.) and Josiah Sellers (6-1, 150, Sr.) setting the examples for winning on Friday night. 

“It’s a work in progress,” admits Goodno who entered the Tigers camp in mid-summer. “Our game plan will be to control the tempo running the ball from the I-formation We’ll do what we do best and try to do it better.”

DEFENSE

Defensive end Gabriel Hebert (6-0, 150, Sr.) will join a trio of seniors including John Berryhill, Wyatt Danker and Josiah Sellers as the ringleaders of energy on the defensive side of the football. Berryhill teams with sophomore Michael McKinney at linebacker while Sellars joins Malik Thompson to provide coverage and run support in the secondary.

“Three S defense…Sound, Simple and Solid will be our approach,” Goodno commented. “It’s our first season in district play. There’s six teams battling for the four playoff positions and we CAN compete for one of those spots.”

SCHEDULE

8-24 – vs. Eagle Point Academy

8-31 – at Wesleyan Christian

9-7 – vs. Watts

9-14 – at Life Christian

9-21 – vs. Sasakwa 

9-28 – at Paoli 

10-5 – at Bowlegs 

10-12 – at Webbers Falls  

10-18 – vs. Graham-Dustin 

10-26 – at Midway 

11-2 – OPEN