Pigskin Preview Revealed: Skiatook Bulldogs Feature – Presented by Excel Therapy

Skiatook Bulldogs

Coach: VANCE MILLER 

Schedule:
9-6 – at Glenpool 

9-13 – vs. Oologah 

9-20 – vs. Hale 

9-27 – at Pryor 

10-4 – at Tahlequah 

10-11 – vs. Memorial 

10-17 – vs. Rogers 

10-25 – at Claremore 

11-1 – vs. Collinsville 

11-8 – at East Central 

Quick Hits:

Jayden Garner caught two touchdown passes and scampered 44 yards on the ground for another, accounting for all the Bulldogs’ touchdowns in a 23-6 Homecoming win over Pryor. 

The Bulldogs consistently are known for great defense. Skiatook has held 18 of its last 24 opponents to two touchdowns or less. 

Nearby rivals Skiatook and Oologah have staged quite a series over the years. Skiatook ended a two game losing streak to the Mustangs in 2018 and its’ 15-point margin of victory was the largest for the Bulldogs since 2000. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 7-4

2017 – 11-2 

2016 – 5-5

2015 – 12-1 

2014 – 12-2 

2013 – 4-7 

OFFENSE 

Coach Vance Miller and offensive coordinator Bobby Cooper are implementing a plan for a balanced attack on offense. Five starters return to the field for the Bulldogs from last year’s squad that finished 7-4. Jayden Garner (6-1, 175, Sr.) returns as one of the top receivers on the team. Garner was named to the VYPE Top 100 this season. Cash Cooper (Jr.) is another receiver the Bulldogs will look to in the passing game. Finding a quarterback was the top priority of spring ball, but one area that appears to be solid is the offensive line. Alex Goekler (5-11, 220, Jr.), Levon Thomas (Sr.) and Forrest Johnson (So.) are three solid linemen that bring leadership to the field. Thomas will likely start at tackle, while Johnson is slated to play center. The Bulldogs will operate out of the spread offense, giving their skill players the opportunity to work in space. 

DEFENSE 

Garner will play on both sides of the ball for the Bulldogs as he moves to corner in the defensive backfield. He will work alongside Josh Taylor (Jr.), another corner with excellent coverage skills. The secondary is shaping up, but look for some fresh faces at linebacker and on the defensive line. This season marks Miller’s 12th at Skiatook. Other assistant coaches include Brian Miller (DC), Jeremiah Johnston, Luke Brummett and Alex Moore.