Journal: The Sperry Pirates had amazing momentum last year. How do you hope to continue that this year?

Robert Park: We bring back a lot of experience back at our skilled positions and we are looking for great things out of those guys.

Journal: Several key players graduated last year. Have you filled those positions?

Park: Yes we graduated a great senior class a year ago with that being said we are confident in the group we have back this year.

Journal: Who will you look to as the leaders of this year’s team?

Park: We have 13 seniors on this years team and most of those young men were a huge part in our Title run a year ago so or staff is extremely excited about the experience and leadership those young men bring to the field everyday.

Journal: What are the strengths of the team?

Park: Our strengths this year are upfront and at the skilled positions and that a good combination.

Journal: Are there any new additions to the coaching staff?

Park: We add a new coach to our staff Jeff Heffner comes to us from Locust Grove and is also our Head Boys Basketball Coach.

Journal: What are your goals for this season?

Park: Our goals for this season is to make another run at a state title period.

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2019 Pirates football schedule

Date Opponent Location Time
8/29 Skiatook (scrimmage) Home 6:30 p.m.
9/6 Verdigris Home 7:00 p.m.
9/13 Claremore Sequoyah Away 7:00 p.m.
9/20 Kingston Home 7:00 p.m.
9/27 Haskell Away 7:00 p.m.
10/4 Kiefer Away 7:00 p.m.
10/11 Caney Valley (Homecoming) Home 7:00 p.m.
10/17 Morris Away 7:00 p.m.
10/25 Victory Christian Home 7:00 p.m.
11/1 Dewey Away 7:00 p.m.
11/8 Beggs Home 7:00 p.m.

Managing Editor

Lindsey is the managing editor for the Skiatook Journal. She holds an M.A in English from the University of Central Oklahoma. Prior to the start of her news career in 2011, Renuard was a professor of English at the University of Central Oklahoma.