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Bombers lock up district title

ENID – Midwest City’s offense took a little while to warm up.
But once they did. Enid didn’t stand a chance.
Quarterback Preston Colbert and DeClaudio Irvin connected for three touchdowns and Astin Anderson ran for 100
yards and a touchdown in a 39-10 win last Friday night at D. Bruce Selby Stadium
Midwest City led by two scores at the end of the third quarter, but pulled away with three touchdowns in the fourth. Colbert found Irvin for two touchdowns and Anderson added another with a 57-yard gallop. The Bombers gained 337 yards of total offense in the win.
“We’ve had problem all year coming together as a team but our coaches helped and I think that showed when started scoring points,” Colbert said. “We stayed with the game plan and it started to click as we went on.”
The win helped Midwest City sew up a District 6A-II-1 championship. The Bombers (6-3) are alone in first place with a 5-1 district mark. Putnam City West and Lawton are tied for second at 4-2, but both lost to the Bombers earlier this season.
Colbert completed 15-of-19 passes for 181 yards and four touchdowns. Irvin led the way with four receptions for 58 yards and three touchdowns.
“We ran the ball early and then they started putting eight and nine in the box so we needed to trust our quarterback to make good throws and he did,” said coach Darrell Hall.
Dajon Sealy also caught a touchdown. Arlenza Whittenberg had three catches for 31 yards.
Anderson topped the century mark for the third time this season. The junior carried 14 times for 100 yards and one score. T’Aces Vick had one carry for 30 yards.
Astin Anderson looks for running room during a game against Enid. (Staff photo by Jeff Harrison)

Astin Anderson looks for running room during a game against Enid. (Staff photo by Jeff Harrison)

Midwest City squandered scoring opportunities on their first two possessions. The first ended in a fumble on the Enid 17 and the second was undercut by penalties. But they put points on the board before their offense took the field for a third time. Juwan Walker fielded a punt at the Enid 38 and sliced through the Plainsmen for the first score of the game.
Enid responded with a long drive, but couldn’t crack the Bomber goal line defense. After getting first-and-goal from the 3, Enid had to settle for a 22-yard field goal with 4:33 in the second.
A big kick return by Vick helped set up one last score before halftime. Colbert capped the quick drive with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Irvin. The score gave Midwest City a 13-3 advantage at the break.
Midwest City’s special teams continued to shine in the second half. Walker nearly returned another punt in the third quarter but was tackled on the Enid 13. On third-and-goal, Colbert found Sealy across the middle of the end zone for a 10-yard score and 19-3 lead.
The Bombers’ margin swelled with 20 points in the fourth. On the first play of the quarter, Irvin reeled in a 25-yard score. The junior added his third score later in the fourth on a short fade route in the corner of the end zone.
“DeClaudio runs his route every time and I can always trust him to catch the ball,” Colbert said.
Anderson rounded out the team’s scoring with a 57-yard run with 6:12 remaining.
Enid’s Will Phillips added a late 10-yard score to make it a 39-10 final.
Tommyon Scott led the Bombers with 18 tackles and three sacks. Jalen Redmond recorded 13 tackles and three sacks. Markus Herd had 11 tackles and Vick added 13 stops.
Midwest City wraps up the regular season Friday night at Stillwater.

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