Midwest City’s offense has taken plenty of heat this season.
But they were the ones delivering the blows Friday night in a 20-17 homecoming win over Lawton.
Midway through the fourth quarter, quarterback Preston Colbert faked a handoff and launched a deep pass. As the ball descended towards the end zone, T’Aces Vick jumped over a defender and reeled it in for 41-yard touchdown. The score gave Midwest City’s its largest lead of the game at 20-10 with 7:02 remaining.
“When I caught it I couldn’t believe it,” Vick said. “It felt like a dream. I ran to the sidelines and my friends just held me up and said ‘Ace you did it.’ It was a great feeling.”
Lawton responded with a six-play scoring drive. Quarterback Zack Hanna hit Jayquan Lincoln for a 33-yard score to make it a 20-17 game with 5:10 remaining.
Midwest City nearly milked the rest of the time off the clock. Astin Anderson ran for two first downs and Jacob Reed picked up another. Lawton finally got a stop on fourth down but only had 13.6 seconds remaining for a potential comeback. On the final play, Jalen Redmond pressured Hanna who threw an incompletion to end the threat.
“We won homecoming, we beat a good team, we’re 1-0 in district and we dominated offensively,” coach Darrell Hall said. “It was an offensive game. Finally I can say that.”
Midwest City improves to 2-2 overall and 1-0 in District 6A-II-1. Lawton is now 1-3 overall and 0-1 in district.
Anderson finished the game with 133 yards on 38 carries with one fumble. Reed ran for 38 yards including the Bombers two other scores.
Colbert was 8-of-12 for 139 yards with one touchdown. Vick had two catches for 56 yards and one touchdown.
Lawton led 10-7 at halftime.
The Wolverines got a field goal from Lane Warrington in the first quarter and a touchdown off a turnover in the second. Keith Thierry recovered a fumble near midfield and returned it to the Bomber 14. Tre Curry later scored on a 6-yard run with 1:04 left in the half.
Midwest City regained momentum in the second half when Arlenza Whittenberg recovered an onside kick. Reed later cashed in with a five-yard touchdown run. A missed extra point made it a 13-10 Bomber lead.
Colbert added to the lead with a 41-yard pass to Vick midway through the fourth. Lawton answered with a quick score, but couldn’t slow the Bomber ground game in time.
Midwest City finished with 320 yards of total offense and held Lawton to 273 yards.
Hanna completed 11-of-18 passes for 228 yards and one touchdown. Curry ran for 60 yards on 19 attempts.
Midwest City travels to Deer Creek next Friday night.