Ponca City Football Feature – Presented by Ponca City Specialty Clinic

Ponca City Wildcats 

Coach: Scott Harmon

9-6 – at Putnam City North 

9-13 – at Sand Springs 

9-20 – vs. Bixby 

9-27 – at Putnam City West 

10-4 – vs. Choctaw 

10-11 – vs. Midwest City 

10-17 – at Del City 

10-25 – vs. Deer Creek 

11-1 – vs. Stillwater 

11-8 – at Lawton 

 Quick Hits:

Ponca City is currently on a streak of 13 consecutive losing seasons, it’s the longest such streak in Class 6A. The Wildcats last district championship came in 1985.

Ponca City and Shawnee met for the first time since 2014 with the Wolves earning a 32-27 victory. The two teams have split the last 12 meetings dating back to 1992. 

Quarterback Justin Andrews had his best game of 2018 against Bartlesville. Andrews rushed for 100 yards and scored four times on the ground while throwing for 153 more in a 49-35 loss to the Bruins. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 0-10

2017 – 1-9

2016 – 2-8 

2015 – 3-6 

2014 – 3-7 

2013 – 0-10 


The Wildcats are entering the 2019 season with an optimistic outlook after spring practice and concrete plans for summer pride workouts. Head coach Scott Harmon returns six starters on offense, including Justin Andrews (5-11, 164, Sr.) at quarterback. Andrews started four games at QB last year, scoring 11 touchdowns. Kyler Welch (5-9, 175, Sr.) is another player Harmon can line up at quarterback or running back. The athleticism from Andrews and Welch will allow Harmon to mix things up offensively and keep the defense guessing. Welch returns after suffering a neck injury last season. Eli Wohl (5-8, 179, Sr.) will play wide receiver, giving them a player with sure hands and excellent route running skills. Also look for Sam McKinney (5-5, 132, Jr.) at the Z or running back. The offensive line is looking good with Landon Varner (6-3, 292, Jr.) and Simeon Faagai (6-1, 311, Sr.) leading the way. “We have to keep improving in all phases of the game and take advantage of our depth to compete in 6AII,” Harmon said. “Our offseason has been a huge asset.” 


The Wildcat defense features one of the top defensive end/outside linebacker types in the class. Lennox Suneagle (6-3, 192, Sr.) had 227 combined tackles in his sophomore and junior years. Suneagle was named to the VYPE Top 100 for his defensive prowess. Wohl, also a VYPE Top 100 player, will start at safety. Wohl has 11 interceptions over the last two seasons. Travaughn Tipton (6-0, 170, Sr.) locks up one side of the field at corner and his partner in the secondary, Isaiah Harris (5-10, 159, Sr.) will look to do the same. TJ Brien (5-10, 194, Sr.) will take what Suneagle can’t get to this season. The linebacker has shown an ability to fight through traffic and find the football. The Wildcats plan to run a 4-2-5 defense thanks to their excellent team speed, despite being a younger squad. The coaching staff consists of Casey Love, Justin Roland, Mike Nordquist, Steve McHenry, Brent Parker, Ben Steichen and Brad Parent.