By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
Homecoming went about as expected for Del City.
The undefeated Eagles rolled a winless Tulsa Memorial squad 69-0 last Friday night at Robert Kalsu Stadium.
Coach Robert Jones said he was pleased with his team’s execution and focus as they continue competing for a district title.
“We spoke all week about how we want this to be like the playoffs from here on,” Jones said. “We’re not looking at who the opponents are, we’re focused on preparing like it’s the playoffs.”
The Eagles (5-0, 3-0) dominated the ground with 259 yards and six touchdowns. Most of those were gained by senior tailback Rodney Fields who finished with 168 yards and four touchdowns on 11 carries. George Gouldsby and homecoming king Braelon Adamah had the other scores.
“We finally got Rodney (Fields) back on track and we want to get Ricklan (Holmes) more carries,” Jones said.
Senior quarterback River Warren was nearly flawless – completing 6 of 8 passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns.
Ladanian Fields was again his favorite target. The senior wideout had four catches for 79 yards and two scores.
Defensively, Del City held the Chargers to 14 yards of total offense. Memorial (0-6, 0-3) finished with -5 yards passing and only 19 yards on the ground.
“It felt great for our defense to get another shutout,” Jones said. “We’re only giving up eight points a game and we’re averaging 41 points offensively.”
The Eagles scored on their opening drive that was capped by a one-yard touchdown run from Rodney Fields. Cousin Ladanian Fields later caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Warren and celebrated with high fives from Del City firefighters, as the Eagles led 14-0 in the first.
Del City found the end zone four more times in the second. Warren and Ladanian Fields hooked for another score. Braelon Adamah scored on a run and a punt return in the second. Rodney Fields also ran for another.
The Eagles led 41-0 at halftime.
Del City continued to extend the lead in the second half. Rodney Fields scored on runs of 19 and 40 yards. Jashawn McCalister added an interception return and Gouldsby scored in the fourth for a 69-0 final.
Kicker Byron Paramo was 7 of 8 on extra point attempts.
Del City is on the road this week as they travel to Glenpool (3-4, 1-3) on Thursday night.