Lawton Eisenhower Eagles Football Feature – Presented by Arvest Bank

LAWTON  EISENHOWER EAGLES

Coach: MIKE BURRIS

Schedule:

9-6 – vs. MacArthur 

9-13 – at Choctaw 

9-20 – at Lawton 

9-27 – at Woodward 

10-4 – vs. NW Classen 

10-11 – vs. Piedmont 

10-18 – at McGuinness

10-25 – vs. Guymon 

11-1 – at Carl Albert 

11-8 – at Guthrie 

Quick Hits:

Quarterback Ethan Roberts led the Eagles to a 34-8 win over Northwest Classen. Roberts had 11 carries for 122 yards and two touchdowns while also throwing for 88 more on just four completions. 

Lawton Ike last lost to Northwest Classen in 1978. The Eagles have reeled off ten straight wins against the Knights allowing a grand total of just 57 points in those games. 

From 1998 to 2006, the Eagles won six or more games 15 times in 19 seasons. Since 2006, Eisenhower has hit the six win mark just once in 2010. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 2-8

2017 – 5-6

2016 – 2-8

2015 – 1-9 

2014 – 4-6 

2013 – 4-6

Photo by Mike Mazzo

OFFENSE

A new era of Eagle football begins at Lawton Eisenhower as Eric Gibson takes over the program. “We’re looking forward to starting a season off with new hope,” said coach Gibson. “Kids have bought into new system and new way of doing things. Now, we need to translate that into small successes on the field to gain confidence. Once this group of young men catch the lightning of what is to come, the possibilities are limitless for this group of young men.” One guy leading the way is running back Devonte Moncrief (6-0, 215, Sr.). A powerful runner, Moncrief is dangerous in the pro-style offense the Eagles will implement this season. Quarterback Ethan Roberts (5-8, 175, Sr.) is a pure athlete in the backfield and a player that could be used in many different ways. Noah Hoskins (6-0, 170, Sr.) will start at wide receiver with Dezio Moses (6-2, 170, Sr.). Both guys are big-play threats. Tristan Williams (6-1, 275, Sr.) and Blake Duggins (6-1, 280, Sr.) will start upfront. Duggins is a heady center expected to get the line in the right call. Coach Gibson has implemented a new system with five, possibly six new coaches on staff. 

DEFENSE

Moncrief may never leave the field this season. On defense look for the him at linebacker as the top dog in the 3-4 scheme the Eagles will utilize this season. Jason Payne (6-0, 225, Jr.) is another linebacker the coaching staff is excited to watch work. Trinity Pewewardy (6-2, 220, So.) and Derrick Coppage (6-2, 220, So.) are a pair of sophomore defensive ends with tremendous potential to become the best tandem in the class. Both guys are quick off the edge and will punish quarterbacks for standing in the pocket. If the secondary for the Eagles can blanket the receiving routes for their opponents, Pewewardy and Coppage could have breakout seasons.