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JOHN MARSHALL BEARS

Coach: ASO POGI

8-3

OFFENSE

A familiar name to football fans in Oklahoma will take over the John Marshall program as the Aso Pogi era begins. Pogi, the former OSU quarterback, takes over a team that went 8-3 in 2018 and returns eight starters on offense. Several skill players are back, including Bryce Stephens (6-0, 160, Jr.) at wide receiver and Elian Morales (6-0, 178, Sr.) at running back. Stephens is being highly recruited by several Division I schools. Tim Stephens (5-9, 156, Sr.) is another speedy wide receiver and another player getting interest from next-level schools. Jason Lewis (6-4, 250, Sr.) at tight end is a big target and an excellent blocker. Blake Millspaugh (6-5, 307, Jr.) is a highly recruited right tackle and Malachi Scurra (6-0, 260, Jr.) is as solid as it gets at center. With a few key pieces being occupied by underclassmen, the Bears have the nucleus of a playoff team.

DEFENSE

Pogi wants 11 hats at the football on every play. He’ll employ the 4-2-5 defense with Lewis starting at end and Tim Stephens at corner. Corey Wheeler (6-0, 175, Sr.) plays opposite Stephens with Jalen Shells (6-0, 200, Sr.) at safety. J’Vion Pinniy (6-1, 200, Sr.) is the linebacker everyone loves to see destroy ballcarriers. His play is at a high level and his intensity is rarely matched. Torriano Toles (5-8, 235, So.) is a young buck on the defensive line looking to make a name for himself in 2019. The Bears’ coaching staff includes Josh Norman, Eric Peterson, Sean Love and Kyler Arter.

SCHEDULE

9-6 – at Northeast

9-13 – vs. Capitol Hill

9-20 – at Douglass

9-27 – vs. Bridge Creek

10-4 – at Heritage Hall

10-11 – vs. Blackwell

10-17 – vs. Mount St. Mary

10-25 – at Mannford

11-1 – at Perkins-Tryon

11-8 – vs. Kingfisher