Idabel Football Feature – Presented by Pine Cellular

Idabel Warriors

Coach: SCOTT PRATT

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 8-4

2017- 8-5

2016- 8-4

2015- 7-5

2014- 9-3

2013- 1-9

OFFENSE

Scott Pratt comes to Idabel from Valliant with at least one goal in mind for the immediate future. “Idabel has been to at least the second round of the playoffs two of the past four years. My goal for this team is to still be practicing on Thanksgiving Day, which means we’ve made it to the semifinals.” The Warrior offense will center around powerful VYPE Top 100 running back Mesiah Block (5-9, 175, Sr.) who averaged nearly 8.0 yards per carry last season. The quarterback spot is up for grabs. Raydavis Golston (6-1, 180, Sr.) probably has the inside track having thrown and run for over 800 yards last year, but expect the athletic Jaxen Thompson (6-2,185, Jr.) to challenge for the QB position or possibly tight end. The offensive line will feature experience and strength, anchored by John Wolf (6-2, 240, Sr.) and Brandon Hilton (5-9, 220, So.), both of whom were state powerlifting qualifiers last year. Fellow powerlifters Armonie Wise (5-10, 240, Jr.), seniors Alex and Oscar Gill, and Lamar Rutherford will also be in the mix. Sophomore John Wharry and senior Jason Blewett will vie for spots on the line as well. Corbin Cooper (6-0, 165, Sr.), who had 46 grabs for 510 yards last year, will be the go-to wide receiver out of Pratt’s wing-T offense.

DEFENSE

Pratt promises an aggressive, attacking defense with Wise, Wharry, Wolf and Blewett among others rotating along the front of the 4-2-5 defense. Linebacker is solid with the return of Bradley Howell (5-10, 175, Jr.) who collected 85 tackles in 2018 and Michael Harper (5-10, 175, Sr.). Thompson, who had 85 tackles last season at free safety, is the lone experienced player back in the secondary for the Warriors. Look for Block, Golston, Cooper, Austin Cannady, Ra’dale Larry, Jakavian Matthews and Nicholas Hatton to all spend some time in the defensive backfield as Pratt seeks the right combination to fill the gaps. “In order for us to be where we want to be in November,” Pratt said, “we have to work every day in practice and push each other to be better.”

9-6 – vs. Broken Bow

9-13 – at Hugo

9-20 – at Valliant

9-27 – vs. Okmulgee

10-4 – vs. Tulsa Webster

10-11 – at Seminole

10-17 – at Checotah

10-25 – vs. Stigler

11-1 – at Lincoln Christian

11-8 – vs. Roland