Edmond Memorial Football Feature – Presented by INTEGRIS Health Edmond

Edmond Memorial Bulldogs

Coach: LUKE ORVIS

Schedule:
9-6 – vs. Stillwater 

9-13 – vs. Edmond North 

9-20 – vs. Deer Creek 

9-27 – at Edmond Santa Fe 

10-4 – vs. Westmoore 

10-11 – at Norman 

10-17 – vs. Jenks 

10-25 – at Enid 

11-1 – at Broken Arrow 

11-8 – at Yukon 

 

Quick Hits:

The Bulldogs average of 10.5 points per game was the lowest in a single season since the 1995 team averaged 8.2 per game. 

Edmond won the 25th all-time meeting with Edmond North 10-7 this past September 6th. The Huskies currently hold a 13-12 lead in the series. 

Edmond ended a nine game losing streak to Enid with a 42-20 win on October 18th. The Bulldogs last beat the Plainsmen in the 1999 season.  

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 2-8

2017 – 2-7

2016 – 5-5 

2015 – 4-6 

2014 – 5-6 

2013 – 7-4 

OFFENSE 

The Bulldogs are built like a run-first football team with a salty offensive line and a powerful running back. Coach Luke Orvis enters his second season as head coach and 13th season coaching football. He returns eight starters from last year team and he’s ready to watch this team come into their own. “We are very excited about this group of seniors. They have bought in and are a lot of fun to be around,” Orvis said. “We are very excited to open our new stadium this season. The stadium will be an incredible source of pride for our program.” The stadium is not the only thing new to the program this year. Coaches Corbin Frank, Cole Darnell and Jeff Lovett have joined the staff. Quarterbacking the Bulldogs this season is Trace Evans (5-10, 175, Sr.). The senior is a returning starter and should feel more comfortable in the offense. A pair of two-year starters at running back will take some of the pressure off Evans. Mason Williams (5-9, 200, Sr.) and Nate Williams (5-9, 185, Sr.) will share time in the backfield giving the Bulldogs an effective 1-2 punch. Olen Learned (6-4, 250, Sr.) brings leadership and a solid set of skills to the offensive line and Gavin Fleck (6-0, 265, Sr.) is another senior with valuable varsity experience. Colin Morriss (5-11, 185, Sr.) starts at tight end, giving the offense a blocker/receiver in the multi-set offense. 

DEFENSE 

“Returning starters are in some very key positions,” said Orvis of his defense. “Defensive line is unproven but should be a strength.” The Bulldogs will employ a 4-2-5 formula this season with Carson Mullins (6-0, 220, Sr.) leading the way. A returning starter, Mullins will play end and outside linebacker where his speed to the ball comes into play. Ian MacDonald (5-11, 180, Jr.) led the team in tackles and is not shy about dispensing the pain. Clayton Hedges (5-11, 260, Sr.) and Devon Polley (5-10, 285, Jr.) are part of that unproven D-line Orvis was talking about, but if spring ball is any indication, this group will be fine this season. J.J. Ruff (5-8, 160, Sr.) is a returning starter and a lockdown type player. Blake Horton (5-11, 180, Sr.) is the second linebacker in the 4-2-5 next to MacDonald. Look for Horton to have a breakout season. The coaching staff consists of Scott MacDonald, Clay Sizemore, Matt Cutaia, Connor Myers, Chris Malone, Mkwai Williams, Zach Mederios, Corbin Frank, Cole Darnell, Jeff Lovett and Tyler Shaw.