Bixby has won five state titles in the last six years. With that success, the Spartans are not short on experience with more than 100 Varsity players.
Strength in numbers will help but the long road to raising another gold ball in the air all starts in the offseason.
Bixby has built a tradition of raising the gold football at season’s end. For now, coach Loren Montgomery has been impressed on how his team has responded to summers non-traditional practices.
Montgomery said, "What we do in the off season and summer, preparing our guys, getting them physically ready and we are off to a good start."
Gone is Brennan Presley to Oklahoma State but younger Brother Braylin is still in the fold and Coach Montgomery expects a lot out of the running back.
Montgomery said, “Braylin Presley rushed for 1500 yards for us and caught the game winning touchdown pass in the Stillwater state championship game, so he is very talented."
The old adage is defense wins championships, and Montgomery will have his work cut out for him as he will have to replace 9 defensive members. He will hopefully work that arrangement out in spring practice.
Montgomery said, "we will have a whole lot of young guys there will be a learning curve having some of those guys that have been in big games and performed in big games is going to be really good for us and really important for us."