Ponca City’s Tyler Parcell – Character Counts Presented by Phillips 66

Ponca City High School’s Tyler Parcell is a member of the varsity basketball team entering his third season with the Wildcats. 

Parcell, a 6-foot-2 power forward and center, loves being a member of this PoHi basketball team and speaks highly of his coaches and teammates. 

“What I love most about my team and teammates is that we don’t stop when things get tough. We also have bond almost compared to family,” said Parcell. 

His expectations for the upcoming season are high and he is confident he and his teammates will work hard to have more success on the court this season. 

“My expectations are we improve from where we ended the season last year, also to have many more victories,” said Parcell. 

On and off the court, Parcell is an outstanding example of what it means to be a student-athlete and show good character as a representative of Ponca City High School. 

“Having good morals and treating others the way you expect to be treated is what being a person of good character means to me,” said Parcell. 

His approach to the game and to showing good sportsmanship is a big reason why head coach Ivan McFarlin nominated Parcell to represent PoHi and the team with a Character Counts article. Being a part of the Ponca City community is something Parcell is proud of and is thankful for the support they provide. 

“ Showing good sportsmanship is very important, without it the game is no longer enjoyable,” said Parcell. “There is good community involvement backing the athletic teams. Our coaches back each player and individually help all of us improve.

Only a junior, Parcell is looking towards his future after high school. 

“I would like to explore the art of photography after graduating,” Parcell said. 

But for now he is ready to get the season underway and represent PoHi on the court with his teammates. 

In his free time Parcell enjoys shooting hoops with friends and listening to music.