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Yukon Millers 

Coach: JEREMY REED 

Schedule:
8-30 – at Edmond North 

9-6 – at Mustang 

9-12 – at Moore 

9-20 – OPEN 

9-27 – at Norman 

10-4 – vs. Edmond Santa Fe 

10-11 – at Jenks 

10-17 – vs. Westmoore 

10-25 – at Broken Arrow 

11-1 – vs. Enid 

11-8 – vs. Edmond Memorial 

Quick Hits:

Yukon recorded a pair of shutouts in the same season for the first time since 2011, blanking Edmond North and Enid.

The Millers haven’t won a playoff game since 1997 beating Sand Springs to make the Class 6A finals. It’s the longest playoff winless streak in Class 6A-Division 1.

Millers running back Isaiah Butler enjoyed an incredible night in a 49-27 win over Moore. Butler returned two kicks for scores and added another two on the ground. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 6-4

2017 – 4-6 

2016 – 0-10

2015 – 2-8 

2014 – 4-6

2013 – 6-5

OFFENSE 

Entering his third season as the head coach of the Yukon Millers, Jeremy Reed is sticking to what works. Last year the Millers had their best season since 2013 and Reed is excited to see what this young group can accomplish. “We bring back very little Friday night experience this season, but we are excited due to a JV who went undefeated and a freshman team who played for the conference championship,” Reed said. “I fully expect our team to get better and better each week as we gain experience.” VYPE Top 100 selectee Isaiah Butler (6-0, 175, Sr.) is back, giving the offense some much needed juice. Last year Butler had 41 carries for 450 yards and two TDs. He also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns. But the option-based offense has more than one running back at its disposal. Caden Hernandez (5-7, 145, Jr.) rushed for 222 yards on 40 carries and scored a TD, while Landon Donoho (6-1, 200, Sr.) rushed for 559 yards on 104 carries scoring three TDs. For this group to be successful they must get solid play upfront from guys like Corbin Gordon (6-1, 225, Sr.) and Gavin Kester (6-3, 305, Sr.). They are key to the overall success of the offense and must mentor younger offensive linemen into solid players. 

DEFENSE 

Look for the Millers to run the 3-4 in 2019, which is new for this season. Reed is excited to see who can step up and fill the holes left by graduating players. Cade Peters (6-2, 195, Sr.) needs no invitation. Last season he accounted for 54 tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Daxton Keesee (5-10, 195, Sr.) and Luke Ringwald (6-1, 175, Jr.) join Peters at linebacker. Dylan Hawkins (6-0, 255, Sr.) could be the answer for the Millers on the D-line. Butler will slide to the defensive side of the ball and play in the secondary. Coaches on staff this season include Dan Nickles, Colby Webb, Shane Schock, Kory Kuykendall, and Kendrick Warren. The Millers face a tough schedule this season with road games through the month of September. Their first home game is set for Oct. 4, when Edmond Santa Fe comes to town.