UPDATE (10/22/20): Due to complications related to COVID-19, the Bixby vs Muskogee game scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23rd has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide additional information as it becomes available.
This week’s Ford Game of the Week features an Oklahoma 6A Division II
matchup between the #1 ranked Bixby Spartans vs the Muskogee Roughers – Friday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm CT.
Bixby Looks to Extend Winning Streak
The defending 6A II state champion Bixby Spartans travel to Muskogee to take on the winless Muskogee Roughers at Indian Bowl Friday night. Since 6A Division II was established in 2014, Bixby has won five of those six championships. Bixby won the gold ball in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019.
The Spartans are currently ranked #1 in Oklahoma 6A-II, #1 in the state and #60 in the country. They are also on a 31 game winning streak after defeating Sand Springs 51-20 this past Thursday night.
.@BixbySpartanFB pushes its winning streak to 31 straight, after a 51-20 win over Sand Springs tonight. Big nights from @DylanHasz, @lukehasz2 and @braylinpres2022. #okpreps pic.twitter.com/RnCjgnEGb1
— Scott Pfeil (@scottpfeil) October 16, 2020
The Muskogee Roughers, led by Coach Rafe Watkins, are desperately looking for their first win of the season. They couldn’t have picked a tougher opponent to try and get into the win column. The Roughers have endured a lot of injuries this fall including star safety and Oklahoma State Commit Ty Williams.
Players to Watch
The potent Bixby offense is led by senior QB Mason Williams. In Thursday’s victory over Sand Springs, Mason was 24-38 passing for 313 yards/3 TD’s. He also threw his 100th touchdown as the Spartans signal-caller. Tulsa World ranks Williams as the #1 player on its “All World” list of Oklahoma metro-high players.
So far this season, Mason has thrown for 1,109 yards/14 TD’s. He’s also led the Spartans to two state titles, a 29-game winning streak, and career passing totals of 7,825 yards/97 TDs.
Congratulations to Mason Williams @williamsm10_ Mason has now thrown for 100 touchdowns in his Bixby High School Career! #VIsion pic.twitter.com/sUre2Ec1MY
— BixbySpartanFootball (@BixbySpartanFB) October 16, 2020
Bixby’s do-it-all offensive threat is 3-star junior RB/ATH Braylin Presley. Presley is the younger brother of Oklahoma’s 2019 High School Offensive Player of the Year and Oklahoma State freshman, Brennan Presley.
In his last game against Sand Springs, Presley scored three touchdowns on runs of 18 and 3 yards and another on a 78-yard pass play. Presley rushed for a jaw-dropping 305 yards/6 TDs against Carl Albert. On the season, he has a total of 17 touchdowns, 788 yards rushing and 295 yards receiving. Presley currently has offers from Kansas, Memphis, and New Mexico, but you can expect to see more offers from top schools in the future.
Braylin Presley rushed for 302 yards and a career-high six touchdowns as Bixby dominates MWC Carl Albert. https://t.co/rz0xkv9Grd
— tulsaworld (@tulsaworld) October 3, 2020
Another offensive threat for the Spartans is 6’4″/210 lb Sophomore WR/OLB Luke Hasz. He had 8 catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns against Sand Springs.
The injury status of Muskogee’s senior star DB Ty Williams is uncertain. 247 Sports rates him as the 7th best recruit in the state of Oklahoma, and Tulsa World lists Williams as the #2 Oklahoma prospect in the 2021 class. He is committed to Oklahoma State as a safety.
After much thought and prayers, I have decided to verbally commit to Oklahoma State University🍊🤠. #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/epjhRRHLll
— Ty Williams (@Ty_Williams01) April 26, 2020
Two of the standouts for the Muskogee Roughers are senior DB Senecca Collins (6’3″/170 lbs) who has 25 tackles and 1 INT on the season and junior center James Moore (6’0″/284 lbs).