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Morrison Wildcats Football 2023 Preview – Presented By Stillwater Medical Clinic Of Morrison




Morrison is a football program that dominated the late 80s, 90’s and early 2000s. The last state title came in 2008, but the Wildcat program has been close to regaining that championship form several times during that stretch. Head coach Cory Bales has spent 28 seasons on the sidelines and is excited for this group to take field and prove they can play the brand of football Morrison fans have come to expect. “We return eight starters on each side of the ball. We are very excited about outlook of this team. Started and played eight freshmen last season and look forward to seeing their growth this year,” said coach Bales. VYPE Top 100 nominee Mason Shubbert (6-2, 185, Jr.) is back at quarterback after throwing 1,526 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. Brody Bailey (5-7, 165, Jr.) is the go-to running back in the Wing-T offense for the Wildcats. Bailey rushed for 800-plus yards last season. Nathan Watters (5-10, 195, Sr.) made 35 receptions at his wide receiver spot and figures into the passing game. Tae Warriner (5-9, 170, So.) is another ball carrier the Wildcats will use to keep the defense guessing. Also look for Grahm Williams (5-11, 190, Sr.) at guard and J.B. Thomas (6-2, 235, Sr.) at tackle. Williams has played six different positions during his high school career, doing anything to help his team win. 


Several players will pull double duty including Bailey who will play safety. A position he is familiar with after making 76 tackles last season. Thomas will see time on the defensive line and Warriner will likely join Bailey in the secondary. Warriner started both ways last season as a freshman. Kasey Rupp (5-10, 175, Sr.) and James Kirkwood (6-2, 195, So.) are two quick, hard-hitting linebackers will lean on in their 4-4 scheme. Stopping the run is top priority for the defense and that means defensive end Hunter Crenshaw (6-1, 235, Sr.) must contain the edge on his side of the field. Toby Dunham (6-3, 190, So.) is tasked with the same duty at end. Both Dunham and Crenshaw will play key roles in the overall success of the Wildcat defense. Brady Petree (5-11, 180, So.) joins Rupp and Kirkwood at linebacker giving the Wildcats another solid player at the position. Also look for Brendan Swaboda (5-8, 150, So.) at corner. His speed will give opposing receivers problems in the passing game. 


9-1 – at Fairland 

9-8 – vs. Crescent 

9-15 – at Newkirk 

9-22 – vs. Oklahoma Union 

9-29 – at Chelsea 

10-6 – at Hominy 

10-13 – vs. Tonkawa 

10-20 – at Woodland 

10-27 – vs. Chouteau 

11-3 – at Pawnee

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