Oklahoma high school football: Bethany looks to build on first win of the season
Bethany coach Jon Arthur was happy with what he saw this weekend.
With a team consisting of mainly underclassmen after graduating a large senior group, Arthur’s focus has been introducing his team to the speed of varsity football. It’s why they opened their season with tough nondistrict opponents, Jones and John Marshall.
“The scout team guys, they’re mainly ninth-graders,” Arthur said. “So they're not quite equipped to simulate Friday night speed, so just doing what we can to get better.”
Friday night was a step in the right direction for the Bronchos as they earned their first win of the season with a 22-16 win over Woodward.
Bethany can now head into the off week on a high note before preparing for its first season in the western district.
“It’s going to be new to us, facing some of those people,” Arthur said. “We’ve played Weatherford and Clinton in the first round of the playoffs a few times but that’s really all we’ve seen of that district.”
Bethany will take on Cache for its district opener on Sept. 25. Even though Bethany is new to the district, Arthur knows Cache (2-1) is a good football team.
“They’re really good upfront on the O-line,” Arthur said. “They’ve got some skilled guys with some speed and they just do a good job of getting them the ball in space. So we have to be very disciplined on the defensive side and hopefully, keep executing offensively.”