Henryetta Football Feature – Presented by Excel Therapy

HENRYETTA KNIGHTS : 

Coach: LANCE BECK 

LAST 6 YEARS:
2018 – 1-9

2017 – 1-9

2016 – 3-8

2015 – 5-6

2014 – 4-6 

2013 – 2-8

OFFENSE

Out with the old and in with the new describes the preseason preparations for the Knights. First-year head coach Lance Beck hopes to bring the mental toughness and winning attitude he helped to build as an assistant at Sand Springs. “We’re changing the culture of the locker room as well as on the practice field to one of self-confidence and belief in each other,” Beck said. “As a result, the numbers are up and the efforts are proving the players believe in the process.” Jakob White (5-11, 185, Jr.) brings a competitive mindset to the quarterback position that has carried over to others on the offensive unit. Logan Whitlock (5-7, 175, Sr.) provides a power-type running back to complement the speed and mobility of Alex Hudson (5-9, 160, So.) and Blake Nash (5-7, 160, So.). The opportunity to be productive through the air will include the contributions of Cameron McKinney (6-3, 190, Jr.), Kolby Winslow (5-10, 175, Jr.) and Philip Fisher (6-3, 190, So.). “Cam and Philip will go up in a crowd and find the ball while Kolby brings strength and speed with an attitude to the group,” Beck said. Returning starter Tyler Wilson (6-2, 230, Jr.) will captain the play on the line of scrimmage along with the impact leadership of Cameron Slyconish (6-2, 245, Sr.).  

DEFENSE

The Knights’ defensive mindset is to make a positive difference through effort on every snap. The aggressive attack will be anchored on the front line by noseguard Austin Gouge (5-10, 280, Sr.) and Hunter Stewart (6-3, 290, Jr.), while Tyler Wilson comes to the ball in a hurry from the middle linebacker position. Pass coverage and run support will belong to Kolby Winslow and Logan Whitlock at outside linebacker. The secondary will rely upon the playmaking efforts of Cameron McKinney, Phillip Fisher, Alex Hudson, Blake Nash (5-7, 160, So.) along with Austin Bullard (5-6, 150, Jr.), Dylan Bain (5-6, 145, Jr.) and James Martin (5-8, 160, Jr.). “Success starts with the little things like effort and hard work,” Beck explained. “We’re seeing results from the offseason work, including the weight room. Our goal is first to embrace the process and support each other to play through any challenge. When we do that every day, good things will happen.”

SCHEDULE

9-6 – at Morris

9-13 – vs. Warner

9-20 – vs. Hartshorne

9-27 – at Okemah

10-4 – at Prague

10-11 – vs. Holdenville

10-17 – vs. Kellyville

10-24 – at Jones

11-1 – vs. Chandler

11-8 – at Meeker