Del City Football Feature – Presented by Eskridge Honda

Del City Eagles

Coach: MIKE DUNN

Schedule:
9-6 – vs. McGuinness 

9-13 – at Carl Albert

9-20 – vs. Bartlesville 

9-27 – at Choctaw 

10-4 – at Putnam City West 

10-11 – vs. Deer Creek

10-17 – at Putnam City 

10-25 – at Midwest City 

11-1 – vs. Lawton 

11-8 – at Stillwater 

Quick Hits: 

Del City ended a brief one-game losing streak to Putnam City winning 46-7 on October 12th. The Eagles have now won 15 of the last 16 dating back to 1981. 

Carl Albert appeared on the Eagles regular season schedule in 2018 for the first time since 1979. The Titans beat the Eagles 32-31 in overtime extending their winning streak in the series to five games. 

Quarterback Jahkobie Smith had an all-time performance against Lawton. Smith threw for 238 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 119 and a score in the Eagles 55-28 win at Cameron Stadium.  

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 7-4

2017 – 6-5 

2016 – 6-5

2015 – 6-5 

2014 – 6-6 

2013 – 7-4

OFFENSE

Versatility — and lots of it — are present at Del City. Jahkobie Smith (5-9, 180, Jr.) is a Swiss Army Knife on a football field. Smith can line up at quarterback, running back and in the slot. Smith stepped in when Quinlan Ganther (5-9, 190, Sr.) went down with an injury and threw for just under 1,000 yards and ran for another 600 yards in 2018. Ganther improved his speed during the offseason and will return to his position as the full-time signal caller for the third year. There will be some rebuilding to do at wide receiver, where Kyshon Murray (5-9, 160, Sr.) becomes the primary target. Murray ran the lead leg of the state champion 4×100-meter relay team. He has elite speed and must be accounted for on every play. Collin Liesinger (6-0, 170, Sr.) returns for his third season as a part of the rotation at receiver. L.J. Brown (5-8, 170, Jr.) showed great promise as a reserve in 2018. Brown torched McGuinness and Choctaw for 100-yard games on minimal carries. He could post big numbers with more opportunity at running back. Head coach Steve Dunn believes his offensive line is not only seasoned but tough. Trent Owens (6-1, 225, Sr.) returns as a starter at left tackle with Austin Vasquez (5-11, 215, Sr.) at right guard. Look for Michael Olguin (6-2, 270, Jr.) to find a place alongside Owens and Vasquez. Olguin placed at the state powerlifting meet as a sophomore. 

DEFENSE

Dunn believes his defense is going to deliver in a big way this fall. Every defense needs a presence in the middle of the field and that presence arrived at Del City in the form of Rejhan Tatum (6-2, 230, Jr.). A transfer from Putnam City, Tatum comes with offers from Oklahoma State and Baylor, a 355-pound bench press and a time of 4.6 in the 40-yard dash. Even scarier for the Eagles’ opponents, Tatum will operate behind a defensive line that returns every starter. Kyren Williams (6-2, 275, Sr.) has three years experience at a down position. Newcomer Kevin Greene (6-4, 275, Jr.) will shade the center and create havoc in the vicinity of the quarterback. Defensive ends Ray Maytubby (6-1, 190, Sr.) and Tyrome Denton (6-2, 185, Sr.) set the edge for the Eagles. Tatum will have a partner in crime at outside linebacker in Donovan Stephens (6-1, 205, Jr.), who also enters his junior season with offers from Oklahoma State and Baylor. Stephens was a member of the Del City 4×400 meter relay and ran the open quarter in the spring, displaying a great combination of speed and strength. The Eagles have holes to fill in the secondary but can rely on several of the offensive skill players to rotate in defensively with Smith being the most accomplished of that group at free safety. There is loads of competition in the district, but this group of Eagles just might be on the rise from their third-place finish a year ago.