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Noble Bears


9-6 – vs. Newcastle 

9-13 – at Ada

9-20 – at Piedmont

9-27 – vs. Duncan

10-4 – at El Reno

10-11 – vs. Altus

10-17 – at Western Heights

10-25 – vs. Lawton Mac

11-1 – at Ardmore

11-8 – vs. Southeast

Quick Hits:

Defensive tackle Hunter Largent placed 3rd in the Class 5A state wrestling tournament. Largent was a disruptive force in the Bears 45-21 loss to Ada, making 14 tackles including 4 for loss. 

The Bears came ever so close to knocking off Lawton MacArthur for the first time in school history, dropping a 35-30 decision at Cameron Stadium. It was the first regular season meeting between the teams since 2001.  Mac is 8-0 in the series dating back to 1987. 

Head coach Greg George and the Bears are currently on their most successful five year run in school history. George has a record of 30-22 since taking over in 2014. The Bears won 29 games in a five-year strech from 1992-1996, but most of those years were spent in Class 4A. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 4-6

2017 – 10-3 

2016 – 8-3

2015 – 4-6

2014 – 4-6

2013 – 4-6


The Noble Bears are hungry for victory this year. Missing the playoffs last season left a sour taste in their mouths and they are ready to put in the work to bring a better end to the 2019 season. Although there are a handful of seniors ready to lead the way, this is a young team who will need to grow up fast in order to go the distance. According to head coach Greg George, there are “a lot of new faces getting ready to make an impact.” 

Offensively the team is looking to spread out and play fast. Austin Fisher (5-8, 165, Sr.) will be slinging the ball as quarterback. A solid target for Fisher to look for is returning wide receiver Jay Smith (5-10, 170, Sr.). The running game may prove to be a nice asset for the Bears this year as well. Two running backs to keep an eye on this year are Gavin Yeager (6-2, 200, Sr.) and Ezrel Elkins (5-9, 175, Sr.). Hunter Largent (6-2, 310, Sr.) can be found where he has been starting all four years of his high school career: anchoring the line at the center. 


Operating out of a 3-4 base formation, the Bears defense will focus on bringing as much pressure as they can to make up for the places they lack in experience. Of course, the powerful duo of Largent and Yeager are pretty well accustomed to their positions, Largent at nose guard and Yeager at defensive end, and the two will continue to be assets on both sides of the ball. Smith will also be a key player going both ways, shoring up the secondary as cornerback. Opposing teams will need to watch out for linebacker Brandan Cartwright (5-10, 190, Jr.) and outside linebacker Gabe Hudson (5-11, 180, Sr.), who will each bring some depth and versatility to the defense.  George is joined by assistant coaches Tyler Solomon, Kyle Davidson, Ray Crawley and Keith Treat. Chris Jones from Westmoore will also join the Noble coaching staff in 2019.