Clinton Red Tornadoes Football Feature – Presented by K&S Tire

Clinton Red Tornadoes

Coach: JOHN HIGBEE 

Schedule:
9-6 – vs. Woodward 

9-13 – at Heritage Hall 

9-19 – at MacArthur 

9-26 – at Newcastle 

10-4 – vs. Weatherford 

10-11 – at Elgin 

10-17 – vs. Elk City 

10-25 – vs. Anadarko 

11-1 – at Chickasha 

11-8 – vs. Cache 

Quick Hits:

The Red Tornados earned their first ever win against Lawton Mac, turning back the Highlanders 31-12 at the Tornado Bowl. Mac had won the previous six meetings between the teams. 

Running back Atrel Bryson heated up during the playoffs for the Tornados. Bryson topped the 200 yard mark against both Cushing and Bethany

There is no better Oklahoma rivalry than Clinton vs. Weatherford. The teams have met every year since 1957 and have even faced off in a pair of state championship games. Clinton holds the all-time advantage 54-18. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 11-2

2017 – 3-7 

2016 – 10-3

2015 – 6-6

2014 – 6-6

2013 – 8-4

OFFENSE 

After making it to the state semifinals in Class 4A last season and losing by one point to Bethany, you could tell Clinton wasn’t done. Head coach John Higbee returns five starters to the offense from that 11-2 team and is excited to see what they can do. AT Bryson (6-0, 160, Sr.) is back with an excellent group of wide receivers. In the Clinton offense, it’s not just a receiver’s job to catch the ball, they must be effective blockers. Bryson is that and more. Ty Newcomb (6-1, 160, Sr.) and Dalton Denny (6-1, 195, Sr.) are not intimidated or fearful of going across the middle of the field. Atrel Bryson (5-10, 170, Jr.) is an every down-type running back with the potential to break plays for big gains. The offensive line features Reed Butcher (5-9, 210, Sr.) and Andrew Roque (5-9, 240, Sr.) up front. The Red Tornadoes put up a ton of points last season. Look for that output to continue. 

DEFENSE 

A stingy defense not giving up a lot of points per game was a big reason why Clinton was so good last year. Six players return from the squad that dominated opponents, including Eddie Gonzales (6-0, 200, Sr.), a hard-hitting, nose-for-the-football-type player. Gonzales will have some friends on the defense, including Zade Cisneros (6-0, 170, Jr.) and Cayden Powell (6-2, 215, So.). This trio of head bangers will make it difficult for anyone to move the ball against Clinton. AT Bryson and Atrel Bryson will start in the secondary with Aaron Seabolt (5-7, 140, So.). Seabolt is a young player with a promising future as a starter. The coaching staff includes Jay Richert, Lou Mendoza, Reggie Weil, Cory Strahorn, Dex Felch, Quinton Hand, Gene Ray and newcomer Russ Radford.