Bishop McGuinness Football Feature – Presented by Eskridge Honda

Bishop McGuinness Irish

Coach: BRYAN PIERCE 

Schedule:
9-6 – at Del City 

9-13 – vs. Bishop Kelley 

9-20 – vs. Enid 

9-27 – at NW Classen 

10-4 – at Woodward 

10-11 – vs. Guymon 

10-17 – vs. Eisenhower 

10-25 – at Piedmont 

11-1 – vs. Guthrie 

11-8 – at Carl Albert 

Quick Hits:

Since the Fighting Irish moved up to Class 5A in 2012, their rivalry with Carl Albert has been one of the state’s best. The Titans lead it 7-3 since the move and have won four straight. The last four have all been decided by 15 points or less. 

This will be the 14th consecutive season McGuinness has faced Guymon. The Irish have won 17 straight matchups between the teams. Guymon last picked up a win in 1989 with a surprising score of 55-0. 

TCU commit Running back Dominic Richardson keyed a 24-21 overtime win over Bishop Kelley in week two. Richardson took back the opening kickoff 97 yards and scampered 66 yards on the ground for another score.  

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 9-3

2017 – 13-1 

2016 – 12-2

2015 – 10-3

2014 – 6-5

2013 – 7-5

OFFENSE 

The time is now for Bishop McGuinness. Head coach Bryan Pierce feels the same way. “It’s time to get it done,” Pierce said. “This group will be very competitive in Class 5A.” Pierce has three solid reasons for being confident in his team this season. Dominic Richardson (6-1, 205, Sr.) will start at tailback, giving the Irish a back with game-changing ability and speed few can match. Richardson has committed to TCU, but has offers from several schools around the country. Tight end Brynden Walker (6-3, 230, Sr.) looks to take some of the pressure off the running game by getting more involved in the passing game. Walker has decided to take his talents to Oklahoma State University in 2020. Walker will also make an impact on defense. Luke Tarman (6-0, 178, Jr.) is charged with getting these guys the football. Tarman is athletic enough to play wide receiver if necessary. Aaron Beck (5-9, 165, Sr.) and Carter Pierce (5-9, 170, Sr.) are two receivers the McGuinness offense will utilize this year. Ben Tawwater (6-2, 278, Sr.) anchors the offensive line and will need to help younger players play like seasoned veterans. Zach Schmit (6-0, 165, Sr.) is the secret weapon that may not be much of a secret. The kicker has offers from Army and Air Force with more expected to roll in soon. Schmit, Richardson and Walker are all VYPE Top 100 players this season. 

DEFENSE 

Walker is an impact player from his defensive end position. His ability to set the edge and get pressure on the quarterback sets him apart. Migue Brown (6-2, 230, Sr.) has length at noseguard creates that issues for smaller quarterbacks. Andrew Chambers (5-8, 188, Jr.) will see an uptick on his stat line this season as he gets more time on the field playing opposite Walker. Evan Ille (5-11, 178, Sr.) is a hard-hitting linebacker who plays the position with excellent technique and passion. A pair of corners in Braden Allen (6-0, 170, Sr.) and Aaron Beck (5-9, 165, Sr.) are poised for a big season as the front seven look to force mistakes and accelerate the mental clock on quarterbacks. The defense will swarm to the ball. Is it their time? The McGuinness faithful thinks so.