Lawton Mac Highlanders Football Feature – Presented by Arvest Bank

LAWTON MacArthur Highlanders

Coach: BRETT MANNING 

Schedule:
9-6 – at Eisenhower 

9-13 – at Lawton

9-20 – vs. Clinton

9-27 – vs. Ardmore

10-4 – at Southeast

10-11 – at Western Heights 

10-18 – vs. Altus 

10-25 – at Noble 

11-1 – at Duncan 

11-8 – vs. El Reno 

Quick Hits:

Wide receiver Ryan Andrews caught 10 passes for 235 yards and four touchdowns in the Highlanders 53-42 season ending loss to El Reno.

The Highlanders streak of 17 consecutive playoff appearances ended in 2018. It was third longest streak in Class 5A at the time behind only Bishop McGuinness and Carl Albert.

Quarterback Racer Felter threw for 222 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 149 yards and four more touchdowns in a 35-30 win over Noble. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 4-6

2017 – 6-5

2016 – 12-1

2015 – 11-1 

2014 – 13-1

2013 – 10-3 

OFFENSE 

The MacArthur Highlanders and head coach Brett Manning want to run an up-tempo style of offense with a good mix of run and pass. Add a quarterback running game and you got an offense tough to slow down. Commanding the offense is Racer Felter (6-1, 180, Sr.). Felter had 700 yards rushing and 1,800 yards passing a year ago. His play is huge for this offense. Nasir Kemper (6-1, 185, Jr.) will start at running back and see some time at wide receiver. Kemper had over 700 yards rushing in 2018. A pair of wide receivers give the Highlanders a vertical game as Aeron Woodson (6-0, 170, Sr.) and Ryan Andrews (6-1, 170, Sr.) look to stretch the field this season. DD Davis (5-10, 195, Sr.) is another option in the running game at tailback. Isaiah Passi (5-11, 260, Sr.) will start at center anchoring the offensive line. “Expectations are high as always for Mac football,” Manning said. “This team is ready to get back out on the field and bounce back after a 4-6 season in 2018.” 

DEFENSE

An aggressive, run-to-the-ball-type football team is what Manning wants from his defense. Cory Bizzarro (6-4, 180, Sr.) is a fast, swarming type linebacker playing one of the outside spots with Matthew Santos (6-0, 205, Sr.). Inside linebacker Keylan Murry (5-10, 190, Sr.) packs a punch in the middle of the defense. Woodson and Kobe Houseman (5-8, 160, Sr.) will both start in the secondary at safety. Talon Phillips (6-0, 280, Jr.) gets the duty of plugging the line at tackle. With a few new faces filling some holes, the Highlander defense appears to be on the verge of a breakout season.