There is a saying that says, “Home is where the heart is.”

There is a saying that says, “Home is where the heart is.”

For Trey Kiser, home will always be in Sulphur.

After spending all of July with his new teammates at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in preparation for the upcoming college season, Kiser will switch gears tonight and play under the Friday night lights one last time for his beloved Bulldogs in the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State game which will take place at Union High School in Tulsa.

“It is an honor to represent my community,” Kiser said. “Show them what I can do on the field.”

“I have always wanted to play in the All-State game,” Kiser added. “Ever since I was little I would always see the generation ahead of me playing in the all-state game. It is something I have always wanted to do.”

Kiser has not played in a competitive high school football game since walking off the field at Western Heights High School in Oklahoma City during the state finals last November.

He said that a big part of his success has come from having a strong community behind him like Sulphur. 

“Having a community behind you every step of the way, ever since you were a freshman they were right there along side of you,” he said. “That has been very big on me.”

Sulphur had a stellar football season last year, going 12-2 and finishing as the 3A state runner up. 

The success of the Bulldogs season was in large part due to Kiser’s skills on the field.

Playing both offense and defense, Kiser led the team in rushing with 2,572 yards and 39 touchdowns while also totaling 131 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, eight sacks and three fumble recoveries.

Kiser was also named the 2019 Best of the Arbuckles Preps Male Athlete of the Year, as well as the Football Most Valuable Player of the Year. 

Kiser will play defense in tonight’s game, as well as next fall in college. 

While in high school Kiser was a three sport athlete, along with football he wrestled and ran track for the Bulldogs.

During his junior year, Kiser finished fourth in the state in the 182 pound bracket and was a state placer his senior year. 

For his efforts in 2018-19, Kiser was named an All-State selection by the Oklahoma Coaches Association for wrestling. He was also named to the All-Ardmoreite wrestling team as well.

Showing off his speed, Kiser finished fourth in the 100 meter dash at the state meet earlier this year. Kiser also was a member of the 400 relay team which finished second, and the 800 meter relay team  who finished fourth at the state tournament.

As in football and wrestling, Kiser was named to the All-Ardmoreite boys track team this past year.

After graduating from Sulphur high school in May, Kiser has left an athletic legacy behind at the school for people to remember for years to come.