Altus Bulldogs Football Feature – Presented by Bar S Foods

Altus Bulldogs

Coach: MATT TERRY 

Schedule:
8-30 – at Cache 

9-6 – at Vernon TX

9-13 – OPEN 

9-20 – at Elk City 

9-27 – vs. Southeast 

10-4 – vs. Ardmore 

10-11 – at Noble 

10-17 – at MacArthur 

10-25 – vs. Western Heights 

11-1 – at El Reno 

11-8 – vs. Duncan 

Quick Hits:

Altus bested Lawton 45-35 in the season opener of 2018. It was the Bulldogs first win over the Wolverines since 2006. Lawton has dropped off the schedule in 2019 in favor of Cache. 

Altus currently owns a two-game winning streak against Lawton Mac for the first time since the 2000-2001 season. Mac won 15 in a row between those streaks. 

Fullback Cabe Dickerson is committed to the University of Oklahoma wrestling program. His best rushing effort in 2018 came against Southeast. Dickerson rushed for more than 180 yards and three touchdowns against the Spartans.  

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 8-3

2017 – 10-2 

2016 – 8-3

2015 – 13-1 

2014 – 8-3 

2013 – 3-7

OFFENSE

Four returning starters to the offensive line will add stability and toughness to the offense. The Bulldogs will run the flexbone offense, utilizing that offensive line and sound running backs. Cabe Dickerson (6-0, 215, Sr.) starts at fullback where he carried the ball 72 times for 447 yards. Dickerson can also lead the way for Mysean Wells (5-10, 175, Sr.) at tailback. Wells had 27 carries for 218 yards in only six games last season. Derek Beach (6-2, 175, Sr.) looks to lead the team at quarterback behind a big offensive line. Caleb Leyja (6-2, 250, Sr.), Cale Gallagher (6-1, 225, Sr.) and Aydan Lesley (5-10, 205, Sr.) are all returning starters and leaders on this team. “Offensively we like to run the football and look forward to relying on our returning offensive line to lead our offense,” said coach Matt Terry. “We will be breaking in several new starters on both sides of the ball and will have to rely on our experienced players to provide leadership and step up and make plays for us early in the year.” 

DEFENSE 

Dickerson and several other players from offense will see time on the defense. Dickerson will start at linebacker where he corralled 73 tackles. Hunter Webb (6-3, 225, Sr.) is a defensive tackle with tremendous potential. Last year Webb had 23 tackles, five sacks and broke up five passes. Webb has fully recovered from ACL surgery and is hungry to get back onto the field under the lights. Wells and Beach will start in the secondary, while Laethon Patterson (5-10, 180, Jr.) will join Dickerson at linebacker. Draven Ybarra (6-2, 290, Sr.) is a big defensive stalwart coach Terry expects to have a big year. The coaching staff consists of Dusty Davis, Jay Benway, Mark Dabelstein, Mike Torres, Jaime Reyna, Jonathan Lamb, JP Snapp and Reece Woolbright.