El Reno Football Feature – Presented by Canadian Valley Technology Center

El Reno Indians

Coach: CHARLES ATCHISON

Schedule:
8-30 – vs. Poteau 

9-6 – at Piedmont 

9-13 – OPEN 

9-20 – vs. Chickasha 

9-27 – at Western Heights 

10-4 – vs. Noble 

10-11 – at Ardmore 

10-17 – vs. Duncan 

10-25 – at Southeast 

11-1 – vs. Altus 

11-8 – at MacArthur 

Quick Hits: 

The Indians downed Noble 33-25 in the first meeting between the schools since 2013. El Reno holds the all-time series lead 14-5. 

El Reno ended a four game losing streak to Lawton MacArthur, propelling the Indians into the playoffs for the first time since 2009. The Highlanders scored a combined 225 points in that four game winning streak. 

Indians quarterback Dorian Plumley had a game for the ages in that win over Mac. Plumley rushed 34 times for 379 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another in front of thrilled Memorial Stadium crowd. 

   

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 6-5

2017 – 5-5 

2016 – 2-8

2015 – 2-8 

2014 – 1-9 

2013 – 4-6

OFFENSE 

The Indians have the luxury of a three-year starter on the offensive line in senior Rafe Goucher (6-1, 285). As a varsity starter, Goucher has recorded over 100 pancake blocks for the Indians and is looking to add a few more before he hangs up his cleats at El Reno. Goucher will help some younger offensive linemen as they prepare to take on a tough district schedule. Dorian Plumley (6-3, 195, Jr.) returns to quarterback the Indians after throwing for 1,300 yards with 16 touchdowns and rushing for 1,400 yards and 22 TDs. Plumley is a dual-threat QB with a high football IQ. Kolton Hunt (6-4, 225, Jr.) will start at tight end with Gana Nicholson (6-1, 170, Sr.) at wide receiver. Both players got in on the action last year and should contribute more to the offense in 2019. Cash Crawford (6-0, 180, Sr.) is another wideout coach Atchison will use this season and Kord Lafoe (6-0, 190, Sr.) will start at running back. Lafoe rushed for 525 yards on 86 carries in 2018. “We want to take the next step and win a district championship,” coach Charles Atchison said. “We don’t want to be satisfied with just making the playoffs.” 

DEFENSE 

With nine players returning to the starting lineup, Atchison feels his defense should be much improved from a year ago. Darius Moore (6-2, 235, Jr.) had 89 tackles and four sacks at linebacker last season. Look for Moore and fellow linebacker Mikey Devereaux (6-2, 185, So.) to make an immense number of plays this season. Devereaux had 70 tackles a year ago with three sacks. Hunt will start on the defensive line with Layton Hockersmith (5-8, 230, Sr.), who recorded 53 tackles and four sacks from his tackle spot last season. Crawford will start at safety and Nicholson will play one of the corner spots. The Indians will employ with 50 Okie defense as they look to shut down the run and defend the deep ball in a pass happy district.