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Del City trounces Midwest City

Cousins Rodney Fields (1) and Ladanian Fields (9) celebrate a score. Photo by Jeff Harrison

By Jacob Sturm
Midwest City Beacon

Rodney Fields maneuvered through the Midwest City defense and won the sprint across the full length of Robert Kalsu Stadium before many had even settled into their seats.

In Del City’s 53-14 win against Midwest City on Thursday night, the Eagles had healthy contributions from plenty of athletes, but none set the tone quite like an opening play lightning strike from the speedy senior running back.

Fields would finish the night with two touchdowns, 186 yards on the ground, and one receptions. Five different players combined for six Del City rushing touchdowns.

“We work hard every day in practice, and try to learn something new from each other to take into the game,” Fields said regarding the collective effort on the ground. “So, that’s a good thing how we’re doing this and winning games. So, you know we’re doing something right.”

Despite the hot start, Eagles coach Robert Jones and company didn’t just run it down the Bombers throats, instead implementing a balanced attack through the efforts of River Warren (11/18 passing for 159 yards and two touchdowns) and Ladainian Fields (five catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns) to keep the Bombers’ defense on its toes. That freed up plenty of gaps for Rodney, and led to a massive 34-7 halftime lead.

“Anytime you run the first run for a touchdown, that’s kind of demoralizing to the other team,” Jones said. “It gives us confidence that we can run the ball. Midwest City is a very good football team.

Just like last week, the win looked lopsided, but I’m telling you those are good football teams… I liked the way we ran the ball, and I liked how we were efficient in the passing game as well.”

Midwest City’s offense also struggled to move the ball consistently against the stingy Eagles defense. Junior linebacker Jashawn McCalister wreaked havoc, forcing a fumble and intercepting

Midwest City quarterback Kenneth Colston on Midwest City’s opening drive of the game.

That impact made a difference Thursday night for the Eagles’ defense.

“We always say he’s an old-school type of player,” Jones said. “He’s played very physical. He’s not scared to throw his body around. When you play like that, good things happen.”

Outside of an Eagles intercepted pass from the Bomber 10-yard line in the early stages, everything went right.

At the end of the day, that came down to a solid defensive performance combined with letting the offense go to work.

“Any time you hold a team like that to 14 points, that’s a win for us,” Jones said.

Del City is next in action against East Central (Tulsa) on Sept. 22 at Robert Kalsu Stadium.


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