By Kale Fouts
The Mustang Broncos wrapped up their regular season schedule last Friday against the Moore Lions. However, the Broncos didn’t end the season how they’d hoped. The Lions beat the Broncos 44-41, and the Broncos finished the year with a 5-2 district record and a 6-4 overall record. The Broncos’ goal is still winning the state championship, and they still have the chance to do just that. The Broncos will host the Edmond Santa Fe Wolves in the first round of the playoffs Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.
The Wolves come into this contest with a 5-2 record in the district and a 6-4 overall record, which is identical to the number of the Broncos’ wins and losses in the district and overall. The Wolves averaged 33 points per game in the regular season, and they allowed 24 points per game. The Wolves also come into this matchup winning their last two games. The Wolves’ best performance of the season was in their last game against the Norman High Tigers. The Wolves throttled the Tigers and came away with a 41-6 victory.
Santa Fe has a very talented offense. Their starting quarterback is 6’3 190 pounds senior Scott Pfieffer. Pfieffer is very talented and experienced. He started for Edmond Santa Fe last season when they lost in the state championship game against the Jenks Trojans. Pfieffer is also committed to playing division one football for the Houston Baptist Huskies.
“We just have to come out and do what we do. We are very talented offensively and defensively. If we just focus on being ourselves, the outcome should be in our favor,” said Scott Pfieffer.
Talyn Shettron is the Wolves’ go-to reciever and their best player. Shettron is committed to playing football for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, and he’s ranked as the number two overall high school player in all of Oklahoma. Talyn ended the regular season with 1,001 receiving yards, 11 receiving touchdowns, and one kick return touchdown.
Shettron also has a twin brother named Tabry. Tabry is also committed to OSU. He plays tight end, and he’s ranked as the number 25 overall high school player in all of Oklahoma. Tabry has tremendous size. He is currently 6’5 and 220 pounds.
Junior Running back Demarius Robinson is another Santa Fe player to keep your eye on. Robinson ended the regular season with 1,482 rushing yards, 16 rushing touchdowns, and one receiving touchdown. The Bronco defense should make shutting down Robinson a big part of their game plan.
Mustang’s star players will look to perform their best in this game. The offense looks poised for another great performance. They have been excellent all year, as they have averaged 43 points per game. Tristen Russell, Jacobe Johnson, Keegan Bass, Andre Dollar, and other offensive starters will look to show just how good they are. Cale White and the defense will try to contain a very skilled offensive group. Let’s see if the Broncos can accomplish their ultimate goal of winning the school’s first-ever state championship title.