Stillwater Football Feature – Presented by Scott Leming State Farm

Stillwater Pioneers 


9-6 – vs. Edmond Memorial

9-13 – at Moore 

9-20 – at Mustang 

9-27 – vs. Deer Creek

10-4 – at Putnam City West 

10-11 – vs. Lawton 

10-17 – at Choctaw 

10-25 – vs. Enid 

11-1 – at Putnam City 

11-8 – vs. Midwest City 

Stillwater’s Anthony Bland (left) is tackled by Bixby’s Brennan Presley during the 6AII Championship game at Owasso Stadium in Owasso, OK on 11/30/18. BRETT ROJO/For the Tulsa World

Quick Hits:

The Pioneers record of 12-1 in 2018 was the best since the 1961 team finished a perfect 10-0. 

Qwontrel Walker accomplished an impressive 4×4 feat in 2018. Walker scored four touchdowns in four different games. His best rushing effort of the season was 308 yards against Deer Creek. 

Stillwater beat Norman North 44-21 on September 6th. It was the first meeting between the Pioneers and a Norman High School since 1969 when the NHS Tigers beat Stillwater 38-7. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 12-1

2017 – 8-3 

2016 – 5-6

2015 – 5-6 

2014 – 7-4 

2013 – 2-8

Stillwater’s Gunnar Gundy (left) throws a pass over Bixby’s Noah West during the 6AII Championship game at Owasso Stadium in Owasso, OK on 12/1/18. BRETT ROJO/For the Tulsa World


Last season the Pioneers were one game away from winning a state title. Not that they need a reminder. The Pioneers and head coach Tucker Barnard have spent an offseason pondering what took place and how to take the next step in 2019. One way: quarterback Gunnar Gundy (6-1, 190, Sr.). The college prospect and VYPE Top 100 selectee threw for 2,420 yards and 25 touchdowns, completing 143-of-246 attempts. For his career at Stillwater, Gundy has thrown for more than 4,300 yards and 43 scores. Amazing numbers for the gunslinger. One target he’ll look for again this season is wide receiver Anthony Bland (6-3, 185, Sr.). Bland had 56 receptions for 972 yards and 10 TDs. Bland, also a VYPE Top 100 selectee and a college prospect, is expected to have another big year. The Top 100 kids keep rolling with running back Qwontrel Walker (5-8, 200, Jr.), who rushed for 2,130 yards and 35 touchdowns last season. Jack Smithton (6-2, 180, Sr.) caught 29 balls for 539 yards and five TDs last season and is another weapon Gundy will utilize in 2019. Luke McEndoo (6-2, 235, Jr.) and Steven Brown (5-10, 156, Jr.) will start at fullback and wideout, respectively. 

Stillwater’s Qwontrel Walker (right) fights off Bixby’s Brennan Presley and scores a touchdown during the 6AII Championship game at Owasso Stadium in Owasso, OK on 11/30/18. BRETT ROJO/For the Tulsa World


The Pioneers will employ a 4-3 scheme in the box with four defensive backs. McEndoo will start at end where he had 43 tackles, two sacks and seven tackles for loss last year. His play can set the tone for the defense. Sean Preston (5-9, 180, Sr.) at linebacker brings intensity and energy to the field. A polished player at the position, Preston had 102 tackles, two interceptions and six tackles for loss last year as a junior. Tevin Williams (6-2, 174, Jr.) and Kobe Holley (6-0, 180, Sr.) are quick defensive backs with a lot of experience on the field. Williams accounted for 34 tackles and two interceptions while Holley had 70 tackles with four picks. Garrick Martin (6-3, 172, Sr.) and Cedrik Frazier (6-1, 169, Sr.) also start in the secondary for coach Barnard. Combined, the pair had nine interceptions and over 100 tackles. Also look for Gabe Brown and Jake Liston this season. “Very excited about the opportunity ahead,” Barnard said. “We intend to finish what we started. There are some great teams to beat and it’s an awesome challenge. Our kids are hungry and ready to get it going.”