Kingston Football Feature – Presented by Stuteville Chevrolet of Durant

KINGSTON REDSKINS   

Coach: Tommy Bare

LAST 6 YEARS:
2018 – 11-2

2017- 8-3

2016- 5-6

2015- 10-2

2014- 9-2

2013- 7-4

OFFENSE

Tommy Bare’s first season at the helm in Kingston was a rousing success as the Redskins fought off an early season loss to eventual state champion Sperry and ran the field ragged the rest of the way, averaging nearly 38 points a game until losing an emotional quarterfinal playoff game at Beggs. Many of the pieces of that prolific offense are back with the exception of quarterback. Whoever ends up winning the job will have lots of offensive help like running back Tanner Showalter (5-10, 180, Sr.) who carried 70 times for 516 yards last season along with A.J. McKinney (5-9, 175, Jr.) who toted the ball 70 times for 414 yards and six touchdowns. The new quarterback will have a pair of proven receivers as targets in Tyler Blanchard (5-9, 175, Sr.) and big tight end Matthew Hawkins (6-4, 185, Jr.) who together counted for over 500 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. Center Jakey Williams (6-2, 260, Jr.) will be the heart of the offensive line along with Jesse Rose (6-0, 185, Jr.). A plus for the Redskins will be having three of the first four games on home turf.

DEFENSE

While there are some questions to be answered on offense, the defense looks solid with nine returning starters including VYPE Top 100 selectee Bryant Watts (6-1, 205, Jr.) who had 115 tackles for the Redskins last season at linebacker. Also returning to the middle of the defense to join Watts is Matthew Flesher (5-11, 185, Jr.) who recorded 66 tackles in 2018. Opposition runners will find the Redskin defensive front hard to penetrate in Bare’s odd-stack defense with the return of Caleb Yeager (6-3, 275, Sr.) who had an impressive 75 tackles for a defensive lineman along with Colton Knape (6-1, 190, Sr.) and Jase Hayes (5-9, 190, Jr.). Senior Colton Robinson (5-10, 175) will be the lockdown guy in the secondary for Kingston’s swarming defense that averaged giving up just 13 points a game last season including four shutouts.

SCHEDULE

9-6 – vs. Hugo

9-13 – vs. Atoka

9-20 – at Sperry

9-27 – vs. Davis

10-4 – at Tishomingo

10-11 – vs. Coalgate

10-17 – at Marietta

10-25 – at Dickson

11-1 – vs. Comanche

11-8 – at Lindsay