Pigskin Preview Revealed: Broken Arrow Tigers Feature – Presented by Tulsa Bone & Joint

Broken Arrow Tigers
Coach: DAVID ALEXANDER

Schedule:
8-31 – at Mansfield TX

9-6 – at Union

9-13 – vs. Owasso

9-20 – OPEN

9-27 – at Jenks

10-4 – vs. Norman

10-10 – at Westmoore

10-17 – vs. Edmond Santa Fe

10-25 – vs. Yukon

11-1 – vs. Edmond Memorial

11-8 – at Enid

Quick Hits:

Broken Arrow enjoyed a historic 2018 season allowing only 103 points in 13 games, while scoring 578. It was the schools first undefeated season since 1954.

Star recruit Myles Slusher preserved the Tigers 28-20 state championship win over Jenks, intercepting a pass in the endzone with 20 seconds remaining in the game.

Broken Arrow defeated Jenks twice in a season for the first time in history. The last time the Tigers held a two game winning streak agasint the Trojans was the 2002-2003 sesaons.

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 13-0

2017 – 7-5

2016 – 6-5

2015 – 11-2

2014 – 7-4

2013 – 10-3

OFFENSE

13-0. Two numbers forever etched into the minds and hearts of every Broken Arrow football player and fan everywhere. There is one number that coach David Alexander and the 2019 BA Tigers would like to change: 1. That’s the number of state titles in the trophy case. It may seem too soon to start talking about the Tigers being hungry for another state title, but if you know the players and the staff, they started thinking about title number two as soon as the season ended. Leading the way is the best offensive lineman in the state, Andrew Raym (6-5, 290, Sr.). The tackle has offers from around the country and could possibly be the best offensive lineman in school history. Raym is joined upfront by Trevor Burckhartzmeyer (6-2, 285, Sr.) at guard. Another road grader, Burckhartzmeyer can move people and make holes for guys like Kejuan Tolbert (5-8, 185, Sr.) and Maurion Horn (6-0, 172, So.). Both running backs are capable of making big plays in the Tigers’ pro-style offense. Isaiah Keller (5-11, 195, Sr.) is a next-level type receiver and is a home run threat when the ball flies in his direction. Tory Dillard (5-8, 174, Sr.) is another go-to player in the passing game for coach Alexander. “We will be a bigger team this year,” Alexander said. “We should be very physical, and we probably will have a couple more explosive guys on the outside.”

DEFENSE

The defensive secondary for the Tigers could be the best in the state. Myles Slusher (6-0, 184, Sr.) will start at free safety and is one of three starters back for the defensive backfield. Slusher has several Division I offers coming into his senior year. Bryce Mattioda (6-1, 190, Sr.) is a hard-hitting strong safety with next-level talent in two sports. Campbell Yeager (6-1, 215, Sr.) and Zeno Marcheselli (6-2, 208, Sr.) start at linebacker for the Tigers. Both guys are big-time playmakers and will force teams to second-guess running up the middle. Jaylen Moss (6-4, 245, Sr.) is another VYPE Top 100 player for the Tigers. Moss will start at defensive end, giving them an upfield push and a guy that will spend all night in your backfield. Adonis Ballard (6-0, 172, Sr.) will start at corner in the 4-3 scheme. “We have incredible leadership this year! A group of seniors that understand our goals and how much work it takes to be good at anything,” Alexander said. The coaching staff includes Jay Wilkinson, Rowdy Harper, Mark Broyles, Alex Cochran, Tyrone Jones, Brandon Waggoner, Travis Hill, Billy Gates, Brad Higeons, Shane Ingram, Cory Callens and Malik Walker.