Broken Bow Football Feature – Presented by Pine Cellular

Broken Bow Savages

Coach: GLENNIS RING

Schedule:
8-30 – at Metro Christian

9-6 – at Idabel

9-13 – OPEN

9-19 – vs. Durant

9-27 – at Muldrow

10-4 – vs. Hilldale

10-11 – at Stilwell

10-17 – at Tulsa Central

10-25 – vs. Poteau

11-1 – vs. Sallisaw

11-8 – at Fort Gibson

Quick Hits:

Broken Bow’s 57-0 victory over Idabel in 2018 was the largest margin of victory in the storied history of the McCurtain County War. 

The Savages five shutouts in 2018 was the most in a single season since the unbeaten 1989 Class 5A state championship team shutout six opponents. 

Broken Bow hasn’t won a district championship since 2010. The Savages ran off one of the more impressive streaks in gridiron history, winning their district 12 straight seasons from 1983 to 1994.  

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 9-3

2017 – 10-2 

2016 – 3-7

2015 – 5-6

2014 – 5-5

2013 – 1-9

OFFENSE

The Savages have some holes to fill on offense this season following a second straight trip to the Class 4A quarterfinals in 2018. One spot they don’t have to worry about is quarterback, where Brian Garrett (6-1, 200, Sr.) returns. The senior signal caller had just one interception in 50 pass attempts last season while rushing for 466 yards and 17 overall touchdowns. When he’s not rushing or passing, Garrett will give the rock to JR Crain (5-10, 210, Sr.), who returns as the Savages’ primary running back. He’ll also have help from the versatile CJ Whitfield (5-8, 160, Jr.), who can play either running back or wide receiver. Look for VYPE Top 100 choice Dawson Jackson (6-2, 194, Sr.) to be a big target for Garrett as Jackson had 11 catches for 275 yards last season. Broken Bow will look to fill some gaps in the offensive line with just two experienced linemen back in Lucas Battiest (5-10 207, Sr.) and Jaxon Baker (6-0, 275, Sr.).

DEFENSE

This side of the ball is where the Savages have made their living the past two years. They averaged giving up just 14 points a game in 2017 and dropped that average to a meager eight points a game last season, including six shutouts. And with eight starters back, Broken Bow looks to continue being stingy with the points. The defense is anchored by a pair of VYPE Top 100 picks in Jackson, who had 89 tackles including 11 tackles for loss at linebacker last year, and Stephen Young (5-9, 260, Sr.), who terrorized opposing backfields from his spot on the defensive line with 14 tackles for loss and a safety in 2018. Young will be reunited up front with Luis Silva (6-2, 195, Sr.) who had eight tackles for loss last year. Linebacker figures to be the Savages’ strength with not only Jackson but also Clay Sanders (5-11, 175, Sr.) and Jackson Rich (5-11, 195, Sr.), who contributed 92 and 70 tackles last season, respectively. Head coach Glennis Ring will need some help in his secondary, where Britton McKinney (5-8, 150, Sr.) is the most experienced hand returning. “Expectations are high as we have a lot of kids coming back that played a lot of snaps in meaningful games for us over the past couple of years,” Ring said.