Newcastle Racers Football Feature – Presented by Eskridge Honda

Newcastle Racers 

Coach: JEFF BRICKMAN 

Schedule:
8-30 – at Tuttle 

9-6 – at Noble 

9-13 – OPEN 

9-19 – vs. Blanchard 

9-26 – vs. Clinton 

10-4 – at Anadarko 

10-11 – vs. Chickasha 

10-17 – at Cache 

10-25 – at Elk City 

11-1 – vs. Weatherford 

11-8 – at Elgin 

Quick Hits:

Newcastle defeated Chickasha 35-28 on October 5th. The Racers have won all five clashes between the schools dating back to the inital meeting in 1980. 

The Racers blasted Elgin 56-7 in the season finale. It was the largest margin of victory for Newcastle since defeating John Marshall by the same score in 2013. 

Running back Solomon Granger finished the season strong with 10 carries for 115 yards and three touchdowns in the Racers romp over Elgin. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 3-7

2017 – 3-7 

2016 – 1-9

2015 – 1-9

2014 – 10-2

2013- 8-4

OFFENSE 

Head coach Jeff Brickman enters his third season at the controls of the Newcastle football program. Brickman and his staff are hopeful this is the big season they have been waiting for. “The staff and I feel that this could be a breakthrough year considering all of the hard work the players have put in as well as all of the experience we have coming back,” Brickman said. With a schedule full of talented teams and coaching staffs, Newcastle will need guys like Solomon Granger (6-1, 190, Sr.) to play big in big games. Last season Granger rushed for 784 yards and added 247 yards receiving to his totals. Jones Winchester (6-3, 260, Sr.) will start at right tackle and Cole Clark (6-2, 250, Jr.) gets the start at center. Winchester had 46 pancake blocks last season, while Clark had 27. Jake Cox (5-9, 155, Sr.) is one of the receivers looking to make a major impact in the passing game. Two quarterbacks are on the roster and both have good experience. Andrew Shumard (5-11, 160, Jr.) and Chase Fox (5-11, 160, Jr.) are both capable of leading this team — a good problem to have for the coaching staff. Shumard did throw for over 1,000 yards and nine TDs last season. 

DEFENSE 

Like the offense, the defense returns nine starters this season. Defensive tackle Lyndon Evans (6-3, 250, Jr.) is back and is looking to cause all sorts of problems for opposing offenses. Zack Roberts (5-11, 180, Jr.) starts at safety where he had 63 tackles last season and Teagan Jordan (6-0, 165, So.) will start at corner. Seth Dillman (6-4, 215, Jr.) is a rangy defensive end with good feet and is quick off the line. Kashus Kirkes (5-8, 150, Jr.) brings a lot of energy to the field and will start at linebacker. Last season Kirkes had 31 tackles. Jason Wilson (6-2, 205, Sr.) is another defensive end expected to shake things up this season.