Cache Bulldogs Football Feature – Presented by Arvest Bank

Cache Bulldogs

Coach: FARON GRIFFIN

Schedule:
8-30 vs. Altus

9-6 Open date

9-13 at Marlow

9-20 at Sulphur

9-27 – vs. Anadarko 

10-4 – at Chickasha 

10-11 – at Elk City 

10-18 – vs. Newcastle 

10-25 – at Weatherford 

11-1 – vs. Elgin 

11-8 – at Clinton 

 

Quick Hits:

The Bulldogs have a big weapon in kicker Ralph Fawaz. He booted four field goals (24, 32, 36 and 42) in a defensive dominated 19-0 win over Anadarko. 

Cache dropped a 7-point decision to Clinton in a game that decided the 4A-1 district championship. The Bulldogs have not won a district title since 1983. 

Meunster, Texas drops from the schedule with Altus coming aboard. It’s believed to be the first ever meeting between the SW Oklahoma schools in football. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 8-3

2017 – 5-5 

2016 – 6-5

2015 – 8-3

2014 – 2-8

2013 – 3-7

OFFENSE 

The Bulldogs have a couple of questions to answer coming into the 2019 season. Replacing Hayden Nunley is a priority for head coach Faron Griffin. Finding someone who can get what may be one of the deepest wide receiver groups in Class 4A will certainly go a long way in helping this team succeed. 

Jake Barnes (6-2, 195, Sr.) leads a talented pool of receivers that includes Phoenix Medina (6-2, 180, Sr.), Blake Young (5-8, 155, Sr.) and J.D. Gladney (6-2, 185, Sr.). These four playmakers can give defensive coordinators nightmares. Trying to cover everyone is nearly impossible. Add running back Kynel Daniels (5-10, 165, Jr.) and you have the makings of a winning formula. 

But the biggest ingredient is   (6-4, 315, Sr.). The offensive tackle is one of the top tackles in the class and will have a huge impact on the team’s success in 2019. Look for Griffin to stay in the spread offense, utilizing the team speed to its advantage. 

“A lot of team speed this season,” Griffin said. “We will be bigger up front as well.” 

DEFENSE 

Medina will start on the defensive side of the ball at linebacker with fellow senior Jacob Mayhue (6-1, 190) at outside linebacker. The pair can pursue well and plug the holes to prevent anything up the middle. 

Michael Bloodsworth (6-1, 200, Sr.) will start at end, but is versatile and strong enough to play defensive tackle. Playing opposite Bloodsworth is Daniel Spalding (6-2, 210, Sr.). These bookends will look to contain the edge and force everything back inside to the linebackers. Bloodsworth and Spalding must utilize their quickness to beat opposing tackles off the ball and get to the quarterback. 

Kierce Franzen (5-10, 150, Sr.) returns to his free safety spot. With another year of experience under his belt, Franzen will look to make the most of every opportunity on the field this season. Marquez Dowell (6-0, 150, Sr.) will likely start at one of the corner spots for Cache. His speed and ability to stay with speedy receivers will make him one of the top corners in Class 4A. 

Griffin has another weapon on the team in Ralph Fawaz (6-2, 180, Sr.), the Bulldogs’ kicker and punter. His ability to flip the field will help the defense immensely.