Bartlesville’s Seth Long – Character Counts Presented by Conoco Phillips

By Thomas Bridges

For the first time since the 2017 season, Seth Long will see football fields under Friday night lights. The Boise City, OK native is no stranger to moving. Long has handled football position changes; from quarterback to wide receiver and safety as his family has moved from Bartlesville, OK. to New Mexico and Barnsdall, OK.

However, Long’s recent move will have him donning a Bartlesville Bruin High School jersey for the first time in his football career. Due to his move and Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA) hardship restrictions, Long was unable to play for the Bruins in their 2018 campaign. Long’s summer training included the weight room and working with BHS quarterback Ben Winters.

“I want to go out there and prove myself, prove that I’m capable, consistent, and a reliable target,” says Long.

Focus is not a worry for Long, as his preparation for the season will be fast, hard, and intentional. As far as rivalries go or games circled on the calendar, Long mentions Sapulpa, and Bixby. Long says he’s excited about meeting Booker T. Washington because the talent level is higher than his previous team’s 2A class.

Away from the gridiron, Long enjoys hunting, fishing, and everything outdoors. Just this past winter, Seth went on a hunting trip in New Mexico and tagged a cow elk. Along with football, Long also participates in track and Olympic weight training, something he said contributes to his offseason training.

Academics are just as important as football to Long and he anticipates getting the chance to join Bartlesville’s National Honor Society this school year. He had recently been a National Honor Society member at his past school, Oklahoma Union.

As for plans after high school, Long says he hopes to attend Air Force Academy. He attended a football camp there this past summer and enjoyed the campus and the atmosphere. If the Air Force doesn’t work out, College of the Ozarks is on the table of collegiate options where Long plans to major in criminal justice. However, Long made it known he’s out to impress and would like to have a season that lands him a college football opportunity.