Mustang Football

Broncos’ cornerback becoming a rising star

As a freshman, Jacobe Johnson was just hoping to earn varsity playing time. By midseason, he was starting at cornerback for Mustang High School’s football squad. This off-season, Johnson is being touted as one of the state’s premier young defensive players. And his phenomenal athleticism is expected to be utilized on offense at receiver, too.…

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Broncos produce collegiate sports signees

Head coach Lee Blankenship’s first Mustang High School football team built a solid foundation for the program with a senior-laden class. Now, Mustang soon will bid farewell to 33 seniors, including 17 starters. At least nine players expect to be playing in college next season, including two in other sports. They led Mustang’s football program…

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Board considers reducing test exemptions

The Mustang Board of Education on Monday discussed potentially toughening the school district’s policy on final exams to make it more in keeping with the policies in other area schools. Superintendent Charles Bradley said officials are still working on the policy and that he could bring it to the board for final approval as early…

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Memphis promotes Mustang native to assistant coach

  Former Mustang High School and Oklahoma State University football standout David Glidden’s star just keeps rising — in coaching. Glidden, a Parade All-American receiver at Mustang in 2010, played for OSU from 2011-2015. The past two seasons, Glidden was an offensive quality control analyst for then-head coach Mike Norvell’s University of Memphis Tigers. New…

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COAC announces all-conference team, honors MHS players

Mustang High School senior safety Liam Krivanek has been selected co-defensive player of the year on the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference’s all-league football squad. Krivanek shared the award with Norman High senior linebacker Cole Thompson. Krivanek made 123 tackles to top MHS’ defensive charts for the second straight season. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder was a team…

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Mustang’s Blankenship named district’s coach of the year; seniors receive all-district honors

An exemplary football season by Mustang High School’s first-year coaching staff has earned Lee Blanken-ship selection as The Oklahoman’s District 6A-1 Coach of the Year. Blankenship guided the Broncos to a 7-4 record and their first postseason appearance since 2016. “It’s an honor to be selected coach of the year,” Blankenship said. “There are so…

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Mustang awaits Trojans in playoff opener

Jenks’ Trojans will visit Mustang at 7 p.m. Friday for a first-round Class 6A playoff game after extending one of Oklahoma’s most amazing prep football streaks last week. The Trojans (6-4, 5-2 in 6A-2), winners of five of their last six games, crushed visiting Westmoore, 44-15, to qualify for the postseason playoffs for the 31st…

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Mustang to visit Moore’s Lions following 37-34 road win

The Mustang Sack Exchange helped put Putnam City North’s football team out of business in last week’s 37-34 road win. The Broncos sacked Panther quarterback Aaron Norment 10 times. They may need a similar type of effort at 7 p.m. Friday when they visit Moore’s Lions. Defensive tackle Jett Woodward and linebacker Bradyn Jarman had…

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Broncos face key 6A-1 showdown at PC North

Mustang High’s defensive unit will face another big test at 7 p.m. Friday when it travels to Putnam City North for a crucial District 6A-1 football contest. With a victory, the Broncos (5-3 overall, 3-2 in district) can qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2016. PC North is 6-2 and 3-2. The…

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MHS’ Blankenship faces No. 1 Rams, ‘Coach B’

Lee Blankenship grew up wanting to be a football coach and admits much of his motivation came from watching his second cousin, Bill Blankenship, direct programs in the Tulsa area. “It’s kind of a joke in our family, but you are either a preacher or football coach,” quipped Lee Blankenship, whose father is a preacher.…

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