Mustang Football Feature – Presented by Excel Therapy

MUSTANG BRONCOS 

Coach: LEE BLANKENSHIP  

Schedule:
9-6 – vs. Yukon 

9-13 – vs. Edmond Santa Fe 

9-20 – at Westmoore 

9-27 – vs. Norman North 

10-4 – at Union 

10-11 – vs. Southmoore 

10-17 – at Edmond North 

10-25 – vs. Owasso 

11-1 – at Putnam City North 

11-8 – at Moore 

Quick Hits:

Mustang handled Moore 34-12 to close the 2018 season, earning revenge for a 29-27 setback in 2017. The Broncos have won six of the last seven against the Lions. 

The Broncos have won five straight agsinst Edmond North. Mustang’s last loss to the Huskies was in 2011. 

Mustang suffered a 29-14 defeat at the hands of Edmond Santa Fe. The Broncos maintain an eight games to seven lead in the all-time series. The teams meet again this year on September 13th. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 4-6

2017 – 5-5

2016 – 8-4

2015 – 7-4

2014 – 8-4 

2013 – 7-5

OFFENSE 

A new era begins at Mustang High School as Lee Blankenship takes over for long-time head coach Jeremy Dombek. Blankenship has made some changes to the coaching staff, most notably the addition of Sam Dollar, who takes over as defensive coordinator. Dollar was the DC at Naples High School in Florida for 21 seasons. Offensively, the Broncos want to be more explosive with a balanced attack of run/pass. Khari Brown (5-9, 160, Sr.) is an explosive player that will work well in the new offensive scheme. The Broncos will use multiple formations to get Brown into positions where he can be successful with the football. Chris Doran (6-1, 180, Sr.) is another excellent athlete Blankenship will look to this season. Running back Harvey Phillips (6-0, 195, Sr.) is an exciting back to watch and his success is crucial for the scheme to work. Cade Williams (6-3, 260, Sr.) and Connor Leeper (6-3, 270, Sr.) must play big and stay healthy for the offensive line to have success. Their play will set the tone for the offense. With eight returning starters on offense, continuity should not be a factor.  Hayden Conrad (6-6, 210, SR) saw time under center in 2018 and is expected to get the call this season as the starter.

DEFENSE 

Two VYPE Top 100 selectees will lead the defense for the Broncos this season in Liam Krivanek (6-2, 190, Sr.) at safety and Bradyn Jarman (5-11, 195, Sr.) at outside linebacker. Both players are big-time playmakers and run stoppers on defense. But anyone around the program knows Judson Rowland (6-2, 210, Sr.) is the catalyst that gets everything started. Rowland is a throwback-type player with next-level talent. Joseph Sylvester (5-11, 185, Sr.) is the free safety in the new defense and Wesley Haddox (6-0, 165, Jr.) will start at corner. Haddox is a fast and physical. Sylvester had a scary moment last season when his heart stopped against Edmond North, but Sylvester returned in time for wrestling season and has looked great in spring ball. Jett Woodward (6-2, 240, Sr.) is the man responsible for putting pressure on the QB and stuffing the run upfront. “I’m proud of our boys’ effort this offseason,” Blankenship said. “With the season just around the corner, I can’t wait to see what they can accomplish.” The coaching staff consists of Cody McDaniel (OC), Brian Peters (WR), Cole Prestidge (RB), Lyn Hepner (OL), Sam Dollar (DC), Jason Doran (DE), Jeremy Harper (DT), Colin Steverson (OLB), Nate Ware (C), and Waleed Gaines (S).