Blackwell Football Feature – Presented by Blackwell Regional Hospital



Last 6 Years:
2018 – 2-8

2017 – 1-9 

2016 – 3-7

2015 – 2-8

2014 – 4-6 

2013 – 0-10 


Coach Rick Lang and the Maroons are poised for a breakthrough season in 2019. 

The Maroons return six starters on offense, including quarterback Mikey Riley (6-1, 195, Sr.), who threw for 900 yards on 60 completions last season. A pair of receivers looked good in spring ball as the Maroons work to make the spread I-formation work. Kendall Burtner (6-2, 220, Sr.) at slot caught 17 passes for 207 yards last season and Tanner Botts (6-0, 170, Jr.) had 18 receptions for 416 yards and two touchdowns. 

Brett Lenon (6-2, 190, Sr.) is a first-time football player, but is developing into a solid receiver, as is Trevor Goodenough (6-0, 180, Jr.). Also, a first-timer on the football field, Goodenough is described by Lang as a player with “fast, great feet and great playmaker.” 

Riley Fleshman (6-4, 235, Jr.) is a two-year starter on the offensive line and was voted one of the team captains. He will be a force up front this season for Blackwell.


Guys flying around the ball is what Lang expects this see from the Blackwell defense this season. 

Christian Mora (5-11, 190, So.) recorded 30 solo tackles with 59 total to his credit in 2018. He also had a pick and caused three fumbles. He gets the start at middle linebacker. Matthew Davis (6-4, 220, So.) is a big defensive end with tremendous potential. In a limited role, Davis had 20 tackles and two fumble recoveries last season. 

Worthy Shepherd (6-2, 190, Jr.) is a first-time starter at strong safety but is expected to do great things for this secondary. Carson Garrett (5-11, 170, Sr.) joins Shepherd in the secondary while Botts will bounce to strongside linebacker. Botts had 81 tackles a year ago with two interceptions. 

Alex Norton (6-0, 255, Jr.) at defensive tackle is another guy to watch. He is the strongest lineman on the team. 

“I don’t like to predict any but, this team is fun to watch,” Lang said. “It’s a great group of young men that works hard every day. It’s a young team and with a lot of potential that keeps getting better every snap! Looking for great times over the next few years.”

The coaching staff consists of Maverick Lang, Mick Lang, Derick Hammer and Caleb Sanders. 


8-30 at Tonkawa

9-6 – vs. Perry 

9-13 – vs. Newkirk 

9-20 – OPEN 

9-27 – vs. Kingfisher 

10-4 – at Perkins-Tryon 

10-11 – at John Marshall 

10-18 – vs. Mannford 

10-24 – at Mt. Saint Mary 

11-1 – at Heritage Hall 

11-8 – vs. Bridge Creek