By Robert R. Faulk
In 2018, Enid High was moved back up to the highest class of 6A football in Oklahoma – known as 6A-Division 1. Being the smallest, and only non-urban school in the 16 school 6A-1 has provided many challenges over the past several years, but these are challenges Enid High Head Coach Rashaun Woods is attacking head on. While it is clear he knows that the teams the Plainsmen will be facing may have better funded programs, he is proud of what the core group of Plainsmen have to offer, and truly believes that they can win some ball games this year, and even in the games that they don’t win, that they will be competitive. “Collectively, as a team, we have improved and should be better than last year” Coach Woods says of the team, “Even though we lost some really good players, we are looking for guys that will step up and take their place.”
In looking for the kids that he thinks will step up Coach Woods indicates that he has high hopes for Defensive End Donovan Riemann and Safety Reece Slater, both Seniors. “The Defensive line has a chance to be really good this year, and the safeties and defense, in general, should be a bright spot for our team, if they perform to what I know they are capable of,” says Coach Woods. “Both Donovan and Reece have a chance to be all conference type performers, if they keep up their hard work.”
Coach Woods has been happy with the off-season program and is proud of the kids that have shown up this summer and participated in Summer Pride workouts. As we talked about last month, Enid High has one of the nicest strength and conditioning rooms in the state. “Over the summer the team has worked hard, and we expect them to be physically and athletically competitive in the coming season,” he says.
The Plainsmen open their season at Putnam City on August 27th, and the first home game is September 3rd. Tickets are available to purchase at the ticket office by calling (580) 366-8350. Come cheer on your hometown Enid Plainsmen!
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