Pigskin Preview Revealed: Bixby Spartans Feature – Presented by Excel Therapy

Bixby Spartans

Coach: LOREN MONTGOMERY

Schedule:
8-30 – at Jenks 

9-6 – at Mansfield, TX 

9-13 – OPEN 

9-20 – at Putnam City 

9-27 – vs. Sapulpa 

10-4 – at Booker T. Washington 

10-11 – vs. Ponca City 

10-17 – at Bartlesville 

10-25 – vs. Sand Springs 

11-1 – at Shawnee 

11-8 – vs. Muskogee

Bixby’s Brennan Presley runs the ball and scores a touchdown during the 6AII Championship game against Stillwater at Owasso Stadium in Owasso, OK on 12/1/18. BRETT ROJO/For the Tulsa World

Quick Hits:

Quaterback Mason Williams heated up at the end of the season. Williams threw for a combined ten touchdowns and 601 yards in big wins over Muskogee and Lawton.

Wide receiver Brennan Presley was the main beneficiary of Williams’ aerials, catching ten passes for 267 yards and six touchdowns in those two games. 

Since the inception of Class 6A-D2, Bixby has recorded a mark of 42-6 against teams from that class. The Spartans and Heritage Hall are the only two 11-man teams to win four state championships in the last five years.  

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 12-1

2017 – 9-4

2016 – 10-3

2015 – 9-4 

2014 – 12-1 

2013 – 6-4

OFFENSE 

As the flood waters of the spring recede, life begins to return to normal for the people of the Bixby community. For the football team, a return to a normal life means competing for state titles. The Spartans were on a mission last season, winning the state title over Stillwater, 34-13. This season is no different as coach Loren Montgomery returns five players on offense, including Brennon Presley (5-9, 170, Sr.), one of the more electric players in Class 6A. Presley is the nucleus of this team on offense. Mason Williams (5-9, 170, Jr.) will quarterback the Spartans, giving them another playmaker in the backfield. Braylin Presley (5-7, 155, So.) will get his shot at running back and Luke Creeger (6-1, 180, Sr.) gets the tip of the cap at wide receiver. One area that always seems to be strong for Bixby is the offensive line. This season does not appear to be any different. Kobe Williams (6-2, 275, Sr.) and Dalton Perry (6-1, 245, Sr.) are two dependable, tenacious linemen coach Loren Montgomery loves to have on his football teams. “We have a lot of question marks, but a great nucleus of leaders coming back,” Montgomery said. “It will be fun to see our identity develop.” 

DEFENSE 

Look for a typical Bixby style of defensive play from the Spartans this season. Aggressive and physical are two ways to describe how Montgomery wants his guys playing on every down. Brody Sartin (5-9, 195, Sr.) is one linebacker that lives by that style of play. His ability to fight off blocks and get to the ball is uncanny. Jordan Reagan (6-2, 190, Sr.) is another aggressive player who occupies a spot in the secondary. New DB coach Chris Cole has a good one in Reagan. Also, Trevon Holt (5-10, 175, Sr.) and Corbin Steele (5-9, 175, Sr.) add speed and experience to the group. Bear Daniel (6-0, 190, Sr.) will start at outside linebacker with Carson Chambers (6-1, 195, Sr.) playing the other side. Bixby could have the best trio of linebackers in Class 6AII.