Duncan Demons Football Feature – Presented by Coaches Corner

Duncan Demons

Coach: J.T. COBBLE

Schedule:

9-6 – vs. Putnam City West

9-13 – at Elgin 

9-20 – vs. Ada 

9-27 – at Noble 

10-4 – vs. Western Heights 

10-11 – at Southeast 

10-17 – at El Reno

10-25 – vs. Ardmore 

11-1 – vs. MacArthur 

11-8 – at Altus 

Quick Hits: 

The Demons won nine games in coach J.T. Cobble’s first season at the school. Duncan last won nine or more games in 2007. 

Duncan wide receiver Jai’vion Dangerfield returned two punts for touchdowns and caught 3 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown in a 42-0 season opening win over Elgin. 

Duncan ended a nine game losing streak to Lawton Mac with a 24-13 win over the Highlanders at Cameron Stadium on October 26th. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 9-2

2017 – 3-7 

2016 – 4-6

2015 – 4-6 

2014 – 3-7 

2013 – 3-6

OFFENSE 

The revival is complete in Duncan. First-year head coach J.T. Cobble led the Demons to a nine-win season  in 2018 and hosted the first playoff game since 1997. “Going 9-2 has sparked a lot of interest in the program,” said Cobble. “We will have close to 65 players out for football this fall.” The Demons have blazing speed on offense. Defensive backs must keep track of Ja’Vion Dangerfield (5-9, 165, SR) and Roderick Standokes (5-7, 150, Sr.) in the slot. Standokes is one of the top track athletes in Oklahoma and should make great strides in only his second season out for football. Desmond Petit (5-10, 160, Jr.) can also fly at running back. Petit and Dawson Ledford (5-10, 170, Sr.) will tote the pigskin behind a new group of blockers. Duncan will start an offensive line comprised mostly of several capable underclassmen. Zack Schreckengost (6-1, 240, Jr.) will be the leader of a young but hungry offensive line. He’s fully healthy after seeing his sophomore season end abruptly due to a broken collarbone. The Demons have valuable depth at quarterback. Jaxon Gregston (6-1, 170, Sr.) doubles as a standout on the diamond and could play either sport collegiately. Gregston provides leadership and experience at the position. Tate Wilkins (5-10, 175, Jr.) can also take snaps if needed. Cobble likes to use the versatile Wilkins all over the field even on defense. Wilkins will line up most of the time at wide receiver. 

DEFENSE

Most of the offensive skill players will see time in the secondary. Wilkins is a key piece of the defense at strong safety, where he plays with range and aggression. Ledford, Petit, Dangerfield and Standokes are all candidates for playing time in the back end. State champion wrestler Steven Culberson (6-2, 235, Jr.) will play straight up over the center. His combined toughness and leverage should cause significant issues at the point of attack. Behind Culberson, Velma-Alma transfer Chance Brooksher (6-0, 185, Jr.) provides a huge boost at linebacker. Brooksher is a gym rat who is always around the weight room and brings great enthusiasm to the defensive efforts. He’s likely to see some time at guard on offense. Summer Pride attendance has been outstanding. While the Demons were able to host a playoff game, they weren’t able to finish the deal with a win. Southern Oklahoma Class 5A football is always a dog fight and the Demons are going to be right in the middle of the scrum. They are a legit contender to bring home the school’s first district crown in 23 years.