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Tahlequah Football Preview: Offense – Presented by Workman’s

Head coach – Brad Gilbert

2021: 7-4

Coming off another playoff appearance last year, the Tigers enter the 2022 campaign on a new journey as reclassification has bolted Tahlequah into 6A-II competition with seven starters returning to the offensive unit including their top four receivers.  Race Stopp (5-10, 168, Jr.) totaled 40 catches averaging 11.6 per reception five touchdowns while Cale Matlock (6-3, 188, Sr.) averaged 13.7 yards per catch with four scores will be joined by Jacob Morrison (5-11, 185, Jr.) who added 27 catches averaging 12.5 yards per grab and Beckett Robinson (6-2, 185, So.), who battled injuries totaled 10.2 yards per catch in five games. Brody Younger (6-1, 177, Jr.) moves into the starting role at quarterback to manage the multiple formation attack after completing 47 percent of his throws in five games while Cash McAlvain (5-11, So.) and Beckett Robinson add depth. Opponents can also expect the Tigers to use the downhill running talents of Josh Munoz (5-10, 198, Sr.) and Darryn Spahr (5-10, 197, Jr.) to power the ground attack. The development of the offensive line will be critical where the Tigers will rely upon the experience of Tate Whittmore (6-5, 307, Sr.) and Kale Shankle (6-2, 252, Jr.) to win the front-line battles. “While we’re filling in key positions due to graduation, we believe we have the kids to get the job done to allow us to maintain a balanced attack,” said head coach Brad Gilbert. “Like most years, the key for our offensive success will be our execution in the offensive front.”

2022 Schedule:

9-2 – vs. Sapulpa

9-9 – at Wagoner

9-16 – vs. Sallisaw

9-23 – at Putnam City West

9-30 – vs. Sand Springs

10-7 – at Booker T. Washington

10-13 – at Muskogee

10-21 – vs. U.S. Grant

10-28 – vs. Stillwater

11-4 – at Bartlesville

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