Pawhuska Football Feature – Presented by Blue Sky Bank

PAWHUSKA HUSKIES 

Coach: MATT HENNESY 

LAST 6 YEARS:
2018 – 6-5

2017 – 0-10

2016 – 2-7

2015 – 2-8

2014 – 5-6 

2013 – 4-7

OFFENSE

Head coach Matt Hennesy is excited about this team. Making the playoffs last year was a big accomplishment and they plan on using that momentum to make a run for the gold ball. The Huskies will be fast on offense and attempt to get the ball in the hands of their playmakers. Bryce Drummond (6-4, 220, Jr.), who may very well be one of the best QBs in Class A, has a big arm and is a physical runner. Drummond has established himself as a top recruit at quarterback and will lead a stable of extremely athletic players. Running back Easton Kirk (6-3, 190, Sr.) is an option whose great vision and hands will continue to allow him to be a big-time playmaker. Inside wide receivers Cade McNeil (6-0, 165, Sr.) and JT Waddle (5-9, 160, Sr.) will be targets when the ball is in the air. McNeil is an elusive athlete who has good ball skills and Waddle is a receiver who can make plays and cause problems for defense. There’s no denying the speed of outside receivers Evan Frye (6-3, 180, Sr.) and Mason Gilkey (6-4, 175, So.), who combined for seven gold medals in the state track meet. Dylan Doyle (6-1, 255, Jr.) will return to his starting position on the offensive line.

DEFENSE

Defensively, this will be an aggressive team aiming to create turnovers. Being the second year in this defense, look for the Huskies to play fast and disciplined. A linebacker with a great nose for the ball, Hunter Reed (6-0, 202, Sr.), returns as the state’s leading tackler of 2018. Outside linebacker Jack Long (6-2, 195, So.) started all 11 games last year as a freshman and will return as a big-time player with great size and speed. Free safety Tre Harper (6-1, 168, Sr.) is a playmaker in the back and the “QB of the defense. Watch for Hagen McGuire (6-2, 198, So.), a defensive end with great speed off the edge. McNeil, Kirk, Waddle and Frye will rotate on defense to provide athleticism in the back end. 

SCHEDULE 

8-30 – vs. Kellyville

9-6 – vs. OK Union

9-13 – vs. Woodland

9-20 – at Morrison

9-27 – vs. Barnsdall

10-4 – at Tonkawa

10-11 – vs. Drumright

10-17 – at Hominy

10-24 – vs. Union 10th 

11-1 – OPEN

11-8 – vs. Pawnee