Chickasha Fightin’ Chicks Football Feature – Presented by Bank of Commerce

Chickasha Fightin’ Chicks

Coach: JERRY DON BRAY 

Schedule:
9-6 – at Marlow 

9-13 – vs. Harrah 

9-20 – at El Reno 

9-27 – at Elk City  

10-4 – vs. Cache 

10-11 – at Newcastle 

10-17 – vs. Weatherford 

10-25 – at Elgin 

11-1 – vs. Clinton 

11-8 – at Anadarko 

Quick Hits: 

The Chickasha-Weatherford series is very young in existence. The teams have met only five times, with the Eagles winning all five. The Chicks have been gaining ground losing the last two games by just seven points each. 

Running back Hasian Burdex totaled 34 carries for 209 yards and three touchdowns in the Fightin’ Chicks 27-7 win over Harrah. Burdex lost only two fumbles in 2018. 

Austin Albright completed 13 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 45 more and another touchdown in a 49-19 win over Elk City. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 4-6

2017 – 0-10

2016 – 1-9

2015 – 2-8 

2014 – 3-7

2013 – 5-6

OFFENSE 

The future is now for the Fightin’ Chicks of Chickasha. Head coach Jerry Don Bray returns nine starters to the offensive side of the ball and seven to the defense. 

“We have the most talented team in Chickasha in a long time,” Bray said. “The kids are excited, the coaches are excited and the community is excited about football season. We have a great bunch of kids and they are ready to get back on the field.”

One player looking to leave his mark on the program is Austin Albright (6-0, 190, Sr.). Albright will contribute to the offense in many ways this season. Last year he passed for 1,196 yards with 10 TDs and he rushed for 864 yards and eight TDs. Hasian Burdex (5-8, 190, Sr.) is a running back the coaching staff will look to this season for continued production. Coming off 2018, Burdex rushed for 1,158 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging 6.1 yards per carry. Wide receiver Tae’Shon Richardson (6-1, 170, So.) is a young but exciting weapon in the offense. As a freshman, Richardson had over 500 yards receiving. Another player to watch this season is wide out Jordan Jackson (6-3, 200, Sr.). Jackson scored five TDs last season on 26 receptions for 468 yards. 

Cayss Lowery (6-2, 180, Jr.) will take over at quarterback as Albright moves around to multiple positions. 

Ty Sanders (6-2, 310, Sr.) and Isaac Lee (6-2, 265, Sr.) have the right side of the offensive line on lockdown. 

DEFENSE

Bray will employ a 3-4 defense this season. 

Sanders starts at noseguard, with Lee playing one of the end positions. Last year Sanders grabbed 28 tackles and two sacks while Lee went for 45 tackles and two sacks of his own. Keegan Crosley (6-0, 200, Sr.) looks to shore up the other end position. Crosley had 22 tackles a year ago. 

Albright will play strong safety and give the defense a solid run stopper. Albright accumulated 45 tackles and two interceptions as a junior. Richardson joins Albright in the secondary at free safety. His skills getting to the football are on display every Friday night. Richardson had two picks with 38 tackles in 2018. 

Harrison Funderburk (6-0, 200, Sr.) is a leader at linebacker and a player to watch in 2019. Funderburk had 75 tackles last season and is expected to be a big-time player for Chickasha this season.