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Four OBU football players honored by GAC

SHAWNEE—Four Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) football players were honored by the coaches of the Great American Conference in the postseason awards announced Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Running back Isaiah Mallory, receiver Cagney Roberson and outside linebacker Dante Foster were named Second Team All-Conference. Linebacker Josh Arnold earned honorable mention All-Conference status.

Mallory, a junior from Aledo, Texas, rushed for 723 yards on 133 carries despite missing two complete games. He averaged 80.3 yards per game.

Roberson, a junior from Coweta, led the Bison with 719 yards receiving, including seven touchdowns. He had 44 receptions on the season.

Foster, a senior from Cerritos, California, had 63 tackles on the season. He had eight tackles for loss and one sack. He also broke up four passes.

Arnold, a redshirt freshman from Collinsville, led the Bison with 86 tackles, including four tackles for loss. He registered one sack, one quarterback hurry and one fumble recovery.

This was the third consecutive year the Bison ended with a 2-9 record. All three  seasons ended with one home win, one road win and no win over the same two opponents.

OBU concluded the 2017 season with a win at Southern Nazarene University, 34-28, on Nov. 11. It was the final contest for Foster and 10 other seniors, including Jaelan Barlow, a running back from Allen, Texas; Emmanuel Cole, a defensive lineman from Oklahoma City; Frankie Edwards, a running back from Mustang; Chris Hosanna, a safety from Pearland, Texas; J.T. Ketch, an offensive lineman from Shawnee; Alex Lewis, a wide receiver from Broken Arrow; Zach Mederios, a tight end from Edmond; Gage Meisinger, a defensive lineman from Claremore; Albert Monge, a defensive lineman from San Bernadino, Calif.; Daniel Moniz, a linebacker from Claremore; Dennis Nguyen, a defensive lineman from Hesperia, Calif.; Nathan Sosa, a  linebacker from Oklahoma City; Pierce Spead, a  running back from Norman; Dezmond Stegall, a quarterback from Searcy, Ark.; Trey Tully, a kicker from Ardmore;  and Stephan Turner, a wide receiver from Rowlett, Texas.

Author: Ray Fink

Ray Fink is the Director of Athletic Media Relations at OBU

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