Elk City Elks Football Feature – Presented by Great Plains Bank

ELK CITY ELKS

Coach: TODD BEER 

Schedule:
9-6 – at Bethany 

9-13 – at Woodward

9-20 – vs. Altus

9-27 – vs. Chickasha

10-4 – at Elgin

10-11 – vs. Cache

10-17 – at Clinton

10-25 – vs. Newcastle

11-1 – at Anadarko

11-8 – vs. Weatherford

Quick Hits:

Elk City finished with a record of 0-10 for the first time since the 1994 season. 

Putting up points has not been an issue for the Big Elks. Elk City lit up the scoreboard for 84 points in a 2017 win over Newcastle and have not been shut out since week three of the 2014 season.

The Elk City-Woodward series is unbroken dating back to 2002. The Boomers won last years meeting 41-26 but the Elks have a 15-4 advantage during the latest stretch. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 0-10

2017 – 6-5 

2016 – 3-7

2015 – 5-4

2014 – 5-5

2013 – 1-9

OFFENSE

The Elks may have graduated a handful of seniors in skilled positions, but they have lots of young talent to grow into their roles on the offensive side this year. Head coach Todd Beer says he is excited to get going with this great bunch of young players. 

They plan to run a pro-style offense and focus on running the ball as much as possible. Caden Culver (6-1, 180, Sr.) returns as starting quarterback to lead the team. A core of sophomores is likely to be Culver’s rushing and receiving targets. His younger brother, Cory Culver (6-1, 240, So.), is one to watch at fullback. Tight end Mason Price (6-2, 170, So.) should also get plenty of chances to put points on the board. Drake Hughes (5-8, 160, So.) will be one of the main receivers to watch for. Snapping the ball at the center of the O-line is Brendan Wilhelm (6-3, 250, So.). Offensive guard Francisco Quezada (6-0, 245, Sr.) joins Wilhelm on the line. 

DEFENSE

The defense has more senior leadership to bring to the table as they run a 4-2-5 base formation. They will need to be very aggressive on defense to be successful this season. William Wright (5-8, 155, Sr.) will anchor the line at the center. Defensive tackle Felix Gonzales (6-0, 235, Jr.) will be another asset against opposing offenses. Returning starter Bryler Nichols (5-9, 160, Sr.) will provide coverage and shore up the secondary as a safetyman. Gregory Muck (6-0, 235, Sr.) and Gavin Chadwick (6-4, 240, Sr.) will balance this lineup as defensive ends. Coach Beer has two great new additions to his coaching staff in Danny McClure and Dre Wilhelm.