Del City to face Coweta Friday for District 5A-3 supremacy
By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
Del City believes it has what it takes to win a district title.
And it showed last week as they trounced Glenpool 67-0 for their third straight shutout of the season.
The Eagles (8-0, 5-0) racked up 638 yards of total offense with a nearly even split of run to pass. They held the Warriors (3-5, 1-4) to 88 yards and six first downs.
“Our kids played great and they’re starting to hit on all cylinders,” said coach Robert Jones. “I feel like we’re really balanced offensively and playing really well defensively to get our third straight shutout and fifth of the season.”
Senior running back Rodney Fields accounted for many of those yards and several big plays. He ran for 150 yards on four carries including a 63-yard touchdown. Rodney Fields also had two touchdown catches for 66 and 46 yards.
Jeremiah Miles also topped the century mark in rushing with 10 carries for 102 yards and three scores. River Warren and Ricklan Holmes also each had a rushing touchdown.
Warren threw for 297 yards and four touchdowns on 10 of 13 passing.
Kedarrius Palmer and Ladanian Fields each caught a touchdown pass. Ladanian had three receptions for 58 yards. Shayden Green finished with three receptions for 51 yards.
The Eagles scored on their first play of the game with a 66-yard screen pass to Rodney Fields for a 7-0 lead.
They added three more touchdowns in the second. Warren hit Ladanian Fields on a 27-yard touchdown pass. Holmes added a 29-yard touchdown run for a 21-0 lead. Warren then rounded out the scoring with a 73-yard touchdown strike to Palmer.
Del City led 27-0 at halftime.
The Eagles doubled their lead in the third quarter. Warren threw his fourth touchdown of the night to Rodney Fields and scored another himself. Miles ran for three scores and Holmes had another.
Del City will have a chance to take control of District 5A-3 on Friday night when they travel to Coweta (6-2, 5-0). The defending district champions have won six straight after dropping their first two games against Carl Albert and Wagoner.
“Coweta is the defending district champion and they’re a great program and win a lot of games,” said Jones. “I expect this to be the most physical and challenging game of the year.”
The two teams were in a similar situation last year. Coweta beat Del City 18-17 in overtime to win the district title.
“We’ve been looking forward to this game all year,” Jones said. “We felt like we let it slip out of our hands last year and we’re not going to do it again.”
Kids played great, starting to cklick all cylcinider agree
Anwt to be going tinto right diecvtion into champsion
Felein balanced offenseivley
Threat 2 DI caliber running back holmes and fields
Keep progressing can play both on defense, and keep rest.
More power back Rickland. Rodney hfipsial
Receiving corps pretty deep, really balance.d
Rodney four carries, and three
Showed the balanced we had. Offen line better. And beter.
Good rtaotation, excited about that. Good progression
Next week into the playoffs.
Third shut out in a row
Defense standard, but his year starting to show. Been here 7 years. Longer been playce , wanted to see sysmte. This 7th year, seeing it clicing need to run same great
3 shutouts in a row. Not y
Shutout 5 people
Special team, braleon, ladanina, Rodney, that gives us threat. Cleaning up stuff PAT wise, good to give.
Coewta good game socming up. Secxited to see play their place. They beat us. Good to get back in the realm. Returning.
OVERTlall team speed not as good as l. still great program. Can tell program. They win lot of game. Expect to be more physical and challeing game of the year. Anytime team playes semis, won district title, winning since I’ve bene here.
They will give us best show. This is the game that can lead us into right diectoion. Most chalegning.
This for a district title.
First goal of the season, was to win distr,ct and nonon district. Can’t go into playoffs without winning distict and playoffs. That gives us chance for 2 home games. Not know what happens playoffs. Want to win that. This would be second . w’rell be on the right track.
Played started 3 qaurter. Last year felt hindrance to pulling out early. I was trying to keep fresh. Backfired on us. Put us in stought spolt. Not played enough. Played guys as much as we need them.
Need to get reps, did that . they not take
Want ot be like bixby, model team, they play starters. JV kids get reps in games. W’ere going to play 3 quarters. Can’t play 2 quarters.
We’ll play 3 quarters.
Beat us OT two game on two points. 8-2.
Looking foradwad to it all year, we got mcalester. Felt like let slip out of hand. Not going to do it. We’ll grasp.
Returning distrct champs, we’ll need
Wre really looking forward to the challenge.