Wagoner Football Feature – Presented by Kevin Grover Buick-GMC

Wagoner Bulldogs

Coach: DALE CONDICT

Schedule:
9-6 – at Coweta

9-13 – at Pryor

9-20 – vs. Fort Gibson

9-27 – vs. Catoosa

10-4 – vs. Grove

10-11 – at Miami

10-17 – vs. Oologah 

10-25 – at Bristow

11-1 – vs. McLain

11-8 – at Cleveland 

Quick Hits:

Wagoner defeated Ft. Gibson 21-0 in the first round of the playoffs. The Bulldogs have now won 14 consecutive first round playoff games. Their last first round loss was to Sallisaw in 2003. 

Wide receiver Ashton Bartholomew caught five passes for 112 yards and a touchdown to help secure a key 29-28 overtime win over Bristow. 

Wagoner extended its winning streak to six games against rival Coweta with a 28-27 season opening victory. The Bulldogs can tie the all-time series record at 25 with a win this year. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 10-2

2017 – 11-1 

2016 – 14-0

2015 – 14-0

2014 – 11-3

2013 – 12-1

OFFENSE

Continuing the run of success for Wagoner football is a welcome challenged for members of the 2019 squad as coach Dale Condict’s array of talent once again includes experienced playmakers on both sides of the line of scrimmage. Among the veteran group will be VYPE Top 100 RB Chochee Watson (5-11, 210, Jr.), who averaged 9.3 yards per carry last season while also developing into a possession route receiver capable of making big plays. Adding to the prowess of the ground game is LaMarion Clayton (6-0, 218, Jr.), who combines speed and power, along with the speedy Braden Drake (5-8, 155, Jr.). “We’ve developed depth at running back,” Condict said. “Chochee can carry the ball 20-25 times at top level while Braden and LaMarion can create added productivity to keep the chains moving.” There’s proven ability at quarterback as Sawyer Jones returns after throwing for 1,189 yards and 16 touchdowns.  Condict has confidence in the passing game as Jones completed 55 percent of his attempts last year. He’ll have catch-and-go targets that include Chase Nanni 6-3, 185, Jr.) to complement the sure-handed Jaden Snyder (5-6, 160, Sr.) and Jamon Davis (5-10, 160, Sr.). Another staple of performance in the Wagoner offense is the consistency of the offensive line, where Jesse Fair (6-4, 255, Jr.) and Jaydn Marshall (5-10, 265, Sr.) return after starting all 12 games a year ago, along with Darius McNack (6-2, 295, Jr.), who leads a group of juniors vying for starting positions. Snyder is an added part of the offensive point parade from the special teams unit as the kicker, capable of long range field goals and consistent PAT conversions.

DEFENSE

Fast and physical is the definition of play for the Bulldog defense, and fans of the team can expect nothing less as seven starters return. Jesse Fair joins forces with newcomer Isaac Smith (6-5, 210, Jr.) and Alijiah Rogers (5-10, 190, Sr.) to protect the edge and crash down on opposing ball carriers from the defensive end positions. Chochee Watson and Jaydn Marshall rotate at nose guard to stop the run. Wagoner has a tradition of linebacker dominance, and this year’s linebacker unit will continue its fearless play as Haeden Schoolcraft (6-3, 205, Sr.), who made 50 tackles in just four games due to injury last year, joins forces with LaMarion Clayton inside. Kaden Charboneau (5-11, 175, Jr.), who charted 64 tackles (with six sacks) returns along with state wrestling champion Braden Drake (5-8, 155, Jr.) at the outside positions. Drew Mills (5-11, 185, Sr.), who totaled 106 stops and three interceptions, will captain the secondary unit along with Brian Trimble (5-7, 145, Jr.), who started all 12 games as a sophomore and responded with 46 tackles at cornerback. They’ll get support from transfer Marcus Newton (6-3, 185, Sr.). “We’re a junior-dominant team that has proven performers,” Condict said. “The tradition brings added expectation and these kids are committed to continue winning football games on Friday night.  We’re excited that, by continuing to improve every day, we can be back in the championship race.”