Millers seek their first win of 2016
The Yukon football team will aim for its first win of the 2016 season at 7 p.m. Friday when it hosts Norman North at Miller Stadium on Homecoming Night for Yukon High School.
The Millers enter the game with an 0-1 record after falling to rival Mustang 42-20 in their season-opener last Friday evening at home.
The Timberwolves had a different experience in their week-one rivalry game with Norman, as they crushed the Tigers 58-0 at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.
Yukon comes into the game averaging 20 points per game, as that is what it scored against Mustang, while allowing 42 points per game, as the Broncos scored 42 points against the Millers last Friday night.
Norman North is averaging 58 points per game, as they put that much on the board against Norman last Thursday night and is allowing zero points per game, as it shut out the Tigers.
The Millers are coached by Brian Sauser, who is in his second season as the head coach for Yukon and his third overall with the Millers after spending his first year as the offensive coordinator under former head coach Bill Young.
The T-Wolves are coached by Brent Barnes.
Players to watch for from Yukon will be senior quarterback Trevor Smith, senior outside linebacker and receiver Daunte McGee and senior safety, receiver and return specialist Ethan Scott.
Smith had a rough start to last Friday’s game against Mustang but the senior QB bounced back strong and passed for two touchdowns against Mustang.
McGee had to play both ways last Friday against the Broncos but he handled it well, as he was the on the receiving end of those two touchdown passes from Smith.
Scott played on offense, defense and special teams in week one but on defense, he was flying around making plays all game against the Mustang offense.
All three Miller players will have to play well to give Yukon a chance to win on Friday night.
Players to watch from Norman North will be Drake and Isaac Stoops and Charlie Kolar.
The Stoops twins play receiver and defensive back for the T-Wolves and both had stellar performances in week one against Norman.
Kolar is an intimidating figure with his 6-foot-6 230-pound frame and he will pose a major threat for the Yukon defense, especially the secondary.
The Yukon/Norman North game recap story will be on the Yukon Review website at www.theyukonreview.com directly following the conclusion of the game on Friday night.