Elite Edge Athletic Solutions
11.26.15
The 2015 football season came to an early end in the quarter finals. Collinsville came to Cameron Stadium and played a near perfect game to advance to the semifinals against Skiatook. While it was a tough loss and not reaching our ultimate goal again hurts there are some great things to take away from the 2015 season.

For the first time in many years the Highlanders had to experience a lot of injury problems. Starting quarterback Anthony Love tore his ACL in week two. Linebacker Bryan Burns battled multiple injuries and only played in five games. Teddy Thomas dealt with an ankle injury most of the season. Ronnie Kimble broke a bone in his hand. Rylan Webb had a deep bruise to his bicep that really limited him.

But through all of this the Highlanders continued to win games against good teams. Back-up sophomore quarterback JR Winningham came in during the second quarter of the Lawton High game and threw a long touchdown on his second play. He continued to have great success throughout the season and got better and better eventually throwing for 2232 yards and 25 touchdowns. Teddy Thomas had the best season a running back has had since Darius Graham by rushing for 1766 yards and 18 touchdowns. Jarviear Christon set a new MacArthur receiving record for yards in a season with 1232 yards and 16 touchdowns. Strong seasons by TJ Fiailoa, Marcus Taylor, and Robert Rose made the Highlander offense again one of the best in 5A.

Defensively Mac was a very strong unit. The Highlander D held Lawton High to only 12 points and held the flex bone offenses of both Altus and Ardmore to their lowest scoring totals of the season. Bryan Burns had an October to remember recording 19 tackles three games in a row in wins over Altus, Duncan, and Ardmore. Rylan Webb led the team in interceptions with four and strong seasons by Ronnie Kimble and Walter Neil made our secondary a tough unit. Mac was also stingy on the run. A front seven led by Jarvis Hunter, Savion Carter, Brandon Lawton, Sirryan Royal, and Josh Dixon caused opposing offenses fits all year.

Special teams were very special in 2015. Walter Neil recorded 11 blocked kicks and punts! The team had 14 blocks all together and made teams change what they did in their kick and punt blocking schemes. Jarviear Christon had three kickoff returns for touchdowns and Reed Webb was solid with his Kickoffs and extra points.

The 2015 Highlander team battled through a lot of adversity from inexperience to youth to injuries and came away with another great season. The seniors have been a part of 34 wins during their three year careers and finished their senior campaign with a Lawton City Championship and an undefeated district championship. Doing things better than they've ever been done before and protecting the tradition are a way of life at MacArthur.
Mike Mazzo