Oklahoma high school football: Yukon set to host county rival Mustang
The Yukon football program will attempt to regain bragging rights in Canadian County.
The Millers host Mustang at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Yukon has dropped five of its past six games against the Broncos and fell 38-0 last year. The Millers try to approach every game with the same mindset, but this one always has added importance.
“It’s very intense,” Yukon coach Jeremy Reed said. “There’s no love lost between the two.”
The game was moved from Friday because Mustang played a scrimmage on Aug. 21 against Choctaw, which had a player who tested positive for COVID-19. Mustang has to wait until at least Saturday to play a game.
Yukon, which runs the triple-option flexbone offense, finished 4-6 last season.
Senior Caden Hernandez and junior Makari Slaughter will be the main threats in the running game. Hernandez ran for 729 yards and six touchdowns last year, and Slaughter had 789 rushing yards and 10 scores.
Mustang went 7-4 in 2019 and lost to Jenks in the first round of the Class 6A-I playoffs. Lee Blankenship is entering his second season as the Broncos’ coach.