Dewar Football Feature – Presented by Muscogee Creek Nation

Dewar Dragons

COACH: JOSH BEEN

LAST 6 YEARS:
2018 – 10-2

2017 – 10-2

2016 – 6-5

2015 – 11-2

2014 – 12-1

2013 – 7-4

OFFENSE

As the 2019 season approaches, the Dragons are getting a lot of chatter about the opportunity for an even better year than the 11-win campaign of 2018. The topic revolves around third-year quarterback Joey Fowler (6-2, 185, Jr.), who produced 4,300 yards total offense while generating 52 touchdowns, including 2,519 yards passing on a 67 percent completion rate. “Anytime Joey has the ball in his hands, I expect big plays to happen,” Been said. The Dragons’ signal caller has familiar targets in the air attack, including Ty Whitlow (6-0, 150, Jr.) and Brett Hays (6-1, 180, Jr.). Adding another component to the ground attack is sophomore running back Thomas Brownfield (6-0, 165, So.). Whatever the play call, coach Josh Been knows the consistency of the offensive front remains empowered by Caden Lee (6-4, 290, Sr.), who graded out at 92 percent on the season while feasting on 16 pancake blocks, and three-year starter Josh Maldanado (5-9, 180, Sr.). 

DEFENSE

Experience under fire is an advantage for every team, especially when the efforts continue to produce game-winning results. Such will be the case again for the Dragons in 2019 as six starters return to the defensive unit. Shawn Maxwell (5-9, 185, Jr.) anchors the team-oriented attack, totaling 105 tackles last year playing next to Josh Maldonado, who charted 51 stops. Aggressive pressure on the line of scrimmage will cause continued problems for the Dragons’ opponents as James Brison (5-11, 175, Jr.) looks to repeat his 87 tackles and 16 quarterback sacks, while Marshall Been (5-10, 180, So.) protects the opposite edge after making 48 stops in 2018. The Dewar secondary reads the football and is fast to pursue the run or pass. Joey Fowler amassed 134 tackles, and Brett Hays numbered 103. Collectively, the dynamic duo totaled 12 interceptions. Fans of the Dragons get multiple early opportunities to watch the pieces come together as Dewar plays in front of the home crowd in three of the first four games. “The athleticism of this team is sound and experienced,” Been said. “We’ll need continued leadership to allow us to take the success level to a higher mark this fall.”

SCHEDULE

9-6 – vs. Strother

9-13 – at Caddo

9-20 – vs. Wetumka

9-27 – vs. Weleetka

10-4 – at Davenport

10-11 – vs. Cave Springs

10-17 – at Arkoma

10-25 – at Gans

11-1 – vs. Keota

11-8 – at Porum