By Jeff Harrison
For the first time in nearly four years, Midwest City will break in a new quarterback.
Well sort of.
Senior Kenneth Colston is stepping into the starting role.
“It’s been going great, and I adapted quickly to switching positions,” Colston said. “Offensive coordinator Randon Lowe has taken good care of me, and I trust him.”
Colston played quarterback much of his career, before switching to wide receiver last year. Four-year starter DeAngelo Irvin Jr. graduated this spring, leaving the door open for Colston.
“I was mostly a receiver last year and really got reps at quarterback at practice so I could stay in tune,” he said. “Now, here’s the time.”
The Bombers have tweaked their offense a bit this offseason. Colston expects to throw more this year than in the past.
“I’ll run when it’s needed but not as much as DJ did last year,” he said.
Colston has developed strong chemistry with his receivers, particularly Devin Sissons and Josiah Johnson. The three have been playing together for years.
“We’ve been playing together since we were freshman and he’s got a strong arm and will get the ball to you and give it all he’s got,” Johnson said.
Sissons said he’s been impressed with Colston’s work ethic.
“Me and Kenny [Colston] go back to middle school and we have great chemistry,” he said. “He’s working on building that chemistry with other receivers and once he got the rhythm down he’s going to be great.”
The Bomber offense returns their running backs and two offensive linemen from last year.
Midwest City traveled to Bixby for a challenging team camp earlier this summer. The Bombers are staying busy with weightlifting and passing league on Wednesday afternoons.
The Bombers open the regular season Sept. 1 against defending Class 5A state champion Carl Albert at Rose Field.