Guymon Football Feature – Presented by Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma

Guymon Tigers

Coach: KYLE DAVIS

Schedule:
9-6 – at Liberal, KS

9-13 – OPEN 

9-20 – vs. Stratford, TX

9-27 – at Carl Albert 

10-4 – vs. Guthrie 

10-11 – at McGuinness

10-17 – vs. Piedmont 

10-25 – at Eisenhower 

11-1 – vs. Woodward 

11-8 – at NW Classen 

Quick Hits:

Guymon will travel a round trip total of 2,256 miles back and forth from its five road games this year. The trip to Lawton is the furthest at 290 miles one way. OKC to Dallas is 207 miles by comparison. 

The Guymon defense forced five turnovers in a 30-14 loss to Lawton Ike. It was the third loss to the Eagles in three all-time meetings. 

The Tigers have won three or more games only once in the last 12 years. The 2015 Tigers finished with a mark of 4-6. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 1-9

2017 – 1-9

2016 – 1-9

2015 – 4-6

2014 – 1-9

2013 – 0-10

OFFENSE

The Tigers must replace a big group of seniors and starters in 2019. Head coach Kyle Davis is excited about building continuity in the program with a group of players that have been learning the system since 7th grade. There is some concern over inexperience at the varsity level, but Davis feels his young Tigers are primed for the challenge that awaits. Carson Martinez (5-8, 145, So.) saw part-time action at quarterback as a freshman. He gained valuable knowledge from last year’s starter German Mesta at the position. Mesta has graduated turning the Guymon speed-option attack over to the savvy and quick Martinez. A pair of juniors, Harling Coleman (6-0, 235, Jr.) and Gannon Wallace (6-3, 240, Jr.) give the Tigers size to control the line of scrimmage, a critical asset in the option attack. Coleman will be the right guard with Wallace lining up at right tackle. Teegan King (5-7, 125, Jr.) runs precise routes and is the leader to a group of aspiring receivers. 

DEFENSE

Guymon will base out of a four-man front with Sebastian Soto (6-3, 285, Jr.) occupying one of the inside spots. Davis believes that Soto has the size and strength to disrupt the opposition from the two gap. This will only be Soto’s second season out for football after concentrating previously on basketball. Defensive leadership resides at linebacker in the form of Garrett Barbosa (6-2, 160, So.). Thrown into the varsity fire as a freshman, Barbosa soaked up knowledge and should play well beyond his years this fall. Barbosa will focus on the strong side at linebacker with a couple of new faces lining up next to him. King doubles up as a cornerback in addition to his wide receiver responsibilities. With as many as ten senior starters lost from 2018, some of them that played on both sides of the ball, the Tigers could face some early adversity. Davis expects around 60 players to report in the fall and is eager to see what kind of impact these young Tigers can have this fall.