Okmulgee Football Feature – Presented by Excel Therapy

OKMULGEE BULLDOGS  

Coach: BRENT SCOTT

Last 6 Years: 

2018 – 1-9

2017 – 4-5

2016 – 5-6

2015 – 2-8

2014 – 4-6 

2013 – 3-8 

OFFENSE

The famous phrase about the size of the fight in the dog may well define the gridiron outlook for the Okmulgee Bulldogs in 2019. After completing a program rebuild at Kellyville, including a berth in the playoffs, Brent Scott takes charge in Okmulgee determined to turn the Bulldogs around. Among the strategy for success will be size in the offensive line, with seniors Lemuel Lott (6-2, 300, Sr.) and Aaron Morgan (5-10, 240, Sr.) controlling the battles on the line of scrimmage. The rebuilding efforts will implement Scott’s wing-T offensive game plan with expectations to create highlight-reel results sparked by the play of quarterback Dwayne Parks (5-10, 180, So.) and running back John Wilson (5-6, 170, Jr.). LePatrick Vann (5-8, 160, Jr.) and Chip Carter (5-11, 170, So.) hope to take quick routes and stretch pass receptions into first downs and touchdowns. “The wing-T is a very old offense,” Scott said, “with modern day formations to energize our success running the football.” 

DEFENSE

Youth and excitement is the currency for Okmulgee’s defensive unit, with only two returning starters. But that doesn’t worry the Bulldogs and their coach. “It’s not where you start but where we finish,” Scott said. “We’re going to install a speed defense that will be aggressive and fast on every snap of the football.” LaPatrick Vann will step into the free safety position while Deandre Barnett (5-7, 150, Sr.) will draw key responsibilities at cornerback. The 3-4 alignment will employ linebackers Micah Wilson (6-0, 240, Sr.) and Quan Love (6-1, 210, So.) to play downhill with an aggressive mindset while Caleb Harjo (6-1, 230, Fr.) brings size and strength to the defensive front line. “It’s an all new look for Okmulgee football,” Scott said. “Our kids are learning new formations and schemes and working hard to get better every day. There’s no shortcut to success and our kids are out to prove that hard work will bring rewards.” The 2019 lineup of games will test a young Bulldog roster as Okmulgee will play three of its first four games on the road.

SCHEDULE

9-6 – vs. Beggs

9-13 – at Tulsa Will Rogers

9-20 – at Vian

9-27 – at Idabel

10-4 – vs. Checotah

10-11 – vs. Roland

10-17 – at Tulsa Webster

10-25 – vs. Lincoln Christian

11-1 – vs. Stigler

11-8 – at Seminole