Weatherford Eagles Football Feature – Presented by Pond Agency American National

Weatherford Eagles

Coach: REAGAN ROOF 

Schedule:
8-30 – at Chisholm 

9-6 – OPEN 

9-13 – vs. Piedmont 

9-20 – vs. Woodward 

9-27 – vs. Elgin 

10-4 – at Clinton 

10-11 – vs. Anadarko 

10-18 – at Chickasha 

10-25 – vs. Cache 

11-1 – at Newcastle 

11-8 – at Elk City 

Quick Hits:

Weatherford has been matched up against Bethany in the first round of the playoffs each of the last three years. Bethany has bragging rights for the last two. The teams haven’t met in the regular season since 1957. 

Quarterback Jaxon Ratterree had a heck of a game in a 42-35 loss to Cache. Ratterree threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another 60 and a score.

Superstar Ethan Downs is being recruited nationwide as a defensive player but that didn’t stop him from making a big impact on offense. Downs logged 18 carries for 199 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-14 season opening win over Chisholm. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 7-4

2017 – 8-3 

2016 – 8-4

2015 – 8-4

2014 – 7-5

2013 – 4-5

OFFENSE 

Head coach Reagan Roof is building something special in Weatherford. Last season the team went 7-4 and made it to the Class 4A playoffs. This season the Eagles return six starters to the offensive side of the ball. Ethan Downs (6-5, 245, Jr.) may be the most highly recruited tight end/defensive end in the state. Last season Downs caught 20 balls for 326 yards and six touchdowns and rushed for 484 yards on 70 carries with four TDs. Downs was named to the VYPE Top 100 and has offers from multiple Division I schools. Quarterback Jaxon Ratterree (6-2, 180, Sr.) enters his final season at Weatherford with one plan in mind: win games. In 2018, Ratterree completed 101 passes for 1,758 yards and 16 TDs. He also rushed for 242 yards on 94 carries and scored seven times. Sam Hoffman (6-0, 170, So.) rushed the ball as a freshman, toting the rock 57 times for 241 yards and scoring five touchdowns. Cam Patee (5-8, 155, Jr.) starts at wide receiver, where he caught 17 passes for 355 yards and scored five TDs a year ago. The offensive line is big with BJ Ransome (6-3, 250, Sr.) and Kase Daniel (6-2, 245, Sr.) occupying two spots upfront. “We are excited about the team we have coming back this year,” Roof said. “We have a good mixture of veterans and young talent. We believe if we can stay healthy, we have a chance to be pretty good.” 

DEFENSE 

Expect several starters to play both sides of the ball this season as the Eagles look to put the talent on the field and place younger players in positions for them to be successful. Downs is a monster at defensive end. His 72 tackles and five sacks are crucial to the overall success of the program. Ransome is in the same boat at tackle. Last year Ransome accounted for 14 tackles in a limited role. This year he must make a big impact in the middle of the defensive line. Daniel Hubin (5-8, 150, Sr.) and Byron Forbes (5-11, 180, Sr.) are two outstanding outside linebackers looking to stop the run and drop in coverage when called for. Inside linebacker Nolan Reynolds (6-1, 215, Sr.) is a heavy-hitter with bad intentions. Reynolds can make game-changing plays in the interior of the defense. Jett Blackmon (5-10, 170, Sr.) starts at corner, where he snagged an interception last year and recorded nine tackles. The coaching staff includes Taylor Sossamon, Todd Gaunt, Cody Cantrell, Blain Perkins, Lantz Parks, Preston Roof and Rob Renshaw, who joins the staff from Elgin and will serve as defensive coordinator and coach the offensive line.