FFN Countdown Day 4: Vian Wolverines
Coach: Brandon Tyler
2012: 13-1, 6-0
Sept. 6 at Spiro
Sept. 13 Eufaula
Sept. 20 Muldrow
Sept. 27 Pocola
Oct. 4 at Antlers
Oct. 11 Keys
Oct. 17 at Hugo
Oct. 25 at Wilburton
Nov. 1 at Hartshorne
Nov. 8 Panama
Winning is more than just expected in Vian. It’s a way of life.
The Wolverines won 25 games during the past two seasons and reached the 2A semifinals in 2013.
Vian outscored their opponents 821-91 in 14 games last season but their bid for a state title fell just short. Reaching that goal is the one thing a strong senior class is looking for.
Vian’s two leading rushers from last year’s team have graduated but junior Eric Casey rushed for 670 yards and 13 touchdowns last season and returns as a home run threat each time he touches the football.
Rylee Simon will anchor a defense that held six teams scoreless and allowed more than eight points just three times. Simon totaled 146 tackles as a sophomore in 2012. Vian’s defense and special teams scored 10 times last season, including a blocked punt returned for a score in the opening round of the playoffs.
The Wolverines kick off the season on Sept. 6 at Spiro and then will host Sequoyah County rival Muldrow in week three.