Bryce Drummond, Pawhuska
By Mike Tupa/Bartlesville E-E
During the past 12 months the Bryce has been right for Pawhuska High School boys sports.
During the 2019 Class 2A state track meet, Bryce Drummond powered to fourth place in the boys discus (135-06) to elevate Pawhuska to its first-ever boys track state championship — and the school’s first sports team championship overall in 29 years.
But, the best was yet to come from Drummond.
During the 2019 football season, he filled the Huskies’ quarterback spot like a combination of Paul Bunyan, the Flash and a rocket launcher.
Pawhuska surged through the regular season at 9-1 and then thundered to the Class A state quarterfinals.
Drummond’s regular season stats loomed large — 147-of-223 passing, 2,550 yards through the air, 30 touchdowns and eight interceptions. As a runner, he rushed for 19 touchdowns and 705 yards.
His final overall stats (regular season plus playoffs) landed at 25 rushing touchdowns and 870 yards rushing, 198-of-305 passing, 3,426 yards, 35 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
For those adding it up, Drummond totaled more than 4,000 yards of total offense and 54 touchdowns (passing and rushing).
Drummond rounded out his 12-month triumphal storm by qualifying for the state wrestling tournament.
He recorded one win at state, a sudden death victory, and posted 36 overall mat wins.
Drummond’s chance to bring home a state track medal in 2020 was short-circuited when all spring sports in Oklahoma were suspended due to restrictions concerning the coronavirus.
Next August, Drummond will be entering his senior year — with one more go-round through all three sports seasons to try to add to his already aureate prep athletic career.