By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
Midwest City stayed in the hunt for a district title with another rout.
The Bombers (3-2, 2-0) ran for 405 yards and trounced Duncan 48-16 last Friday night on the road.
After taking a two-score lead at halftime, Midwest City exploded with 27 points in the third to put away the Demons (0-5, 0-2).
“I thought that was one of our better games this year,” said coach Darrell Hall. “We cleaned up some of the penalties in the second half and really dominated.”
Junior Jaylan Woody led the way with 117 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries. Derrion Rodgers ran for 52 yards and two scores.
Sophomore quarterback Lincoln King got the start in place of Kenneth Colston and threw for one score and ran for another in the win.
“I thought he did an outstanding job stepping in with about one day to prepare for the start,” Hall said. “Our coaches did a good job helping him understand the game plan and he did a great job of it.
He had a big pass to another sophomore, and we ran more like we want to do.”
Hall wouldn’t elaborate what kept Colston out on Friday but said he could be back this week against El Reno.
The Bomber defense held Duncan to 144 yards of total offense.
The victory keeps Midwest City in a three-way tie with Elgin (5-0, 2-0) and Lawton MacArthur (5-0, 2-0) at the top District 5A-1 standings.
The Bombers struck first with a deep ball by King. On fourth-and-19 from the Duncan 41, the lefty launched a rainbow pass to Keyon Hudson for the score and a 7-0 lead with 8:29 in the first.
That lead doubled with another scoring drive in the first. King converted another fourth down with a pass to Josiah Johnson down to the Duncan 5. Rodgers later scored on a short run, making it a 14-0 score.
The Bombers drove into the red zone again late in the second quarter but turned the ball over. King’s pass on second down was picked off in the end zone.
Midwest City led 14-0 at the break.
That two-score lead grew in the third quarter as the Bombers pounded away on the ground. They added four rushing touchdowns in the quarter.
Rodgers scored on a four-yard run and King scored on a 34-yard option run for a 28-0 lead.
The defense forced a turnover on downs at the Duncan 29. That set up an incredible 24-yard run by Woody. The junior powered his way up the middle and appeared to be stopped by a pile of defenders at the 15 but continued to push his way to the end zone. That made it a 35-0 score.
Jahim Mahmoud found the end zone from 12 yards out for a 42-0 game.
In the fourth quarter, LaSiera LaViolette scored on a short run, giving the Bombers a 48-0 advantage.
Duncan avoided a shutout with 16 points in the fourth quarter.
Keiwon Landrum was the leading tackler with 6 tackles including 3 tackles for loss. Ross Jones had six tackles including three for loss. Nathan Bryant and Marquies Massengale each had a sack.
Midwest City will try to keep their perfect district record intact Friday night against El Reno (2-3, 1-1) in the homecoming game. The Indians held of Noble last week 68-67 with help from senior tailback Malachi Nicholson who rushed for 521 yards — a new state single-game 11-man record – and had eight touchdowns.