Midwest City Bombers Team Breakdown – Pigskin Preview 2018 – Presented by Eskridge Honda

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Midwest City Bombers

Coach: DARRELL HALL

Quick Hits:

Quarterback Preston Colbert threw three touchdown passes and ran in three more in a 41-35 conquest of Lawton on September 22nd.

Midwest City is coming off back to back district championships for the first time since 2010-2011. The Bombers have won 32 district championships dating back to 1952.

The Bombers will be tested with a season opening trip to Bentonville, Arkansas. The Tigers are coming off a 10-3 season that ended with a 44-37 loss to North Little Rock in the Class 7A state finals.

Last 5 Years:

2017 – 10-2 

2016 – 7-4

2015 – 6-4 

2014 – 7-3 

2013 – 9-3

Preston Colbert

OFFENSE

With one of the most dynamic offenses in the entire state Midwest City once again looks poised for a run deep into the postseason. 

Leading the Bombers’ offense this year is quarterback Preston Colbert (5-11, 193, Sr.). Last season Colbert threw for 3,487 yards and 35 touchdowns while just tossing four interceptions. Colbert is also a threat to tuck the ball and run though, as evidenced by his 515 yards on the ground as a junior. 

Colbert’s top target this year will likely be Jamil Hayes-Robinson (6-2, 232, Sr.) who is Midwest City’s leading returning receiver. Don’t count out Jerome Brown (6-1, 187, Sr.) though. Brown hasn’t played football since eighth grade but has played basketball for the Bombers and that athleticism should make him a real threat on the outside.

In the run game Billy Cooks (5-9, 178, Sr.) figures to get plenty of touches as the leading returning running back for the Bombers. Kobe Washington (6-3, 187, Sr.) should also factor into the mix heavily as well.

Last but not least Omar Estupinan (5-11, 256, Sr.) will be the leader on the offensive line from his spot at center. Estupinan started every game last season for the Bombers.

Billy Cooks

DEFENSE

On defense the Bombers return six starters from last season and should be especially talented on the defensive line and in the secondary this season.

Up front Elijah Manuel (6-5, 290, Sr.) leads the way and has several DI scholarship offers that prove he is the real deal. Kaptyn Berry (6-0, 260, Sr.) will also play on the defensive line this season and with offenses focusing on how to contain Manuel it could be Berry that runs free making plays in opponents’ backfields.

At cornerback Tramon Jackson (6-0, 176, Sr.) is back after leading the team in interceptions as a junior. Kyle Lindsay meanwhile will get the nod at safety. Lindsay missed all of last season but started every game as a sophomore so it shouldn’t take him long to begin to make a major impact once again.

With so much talent on the line and in the secondary the linebacker corps at Midwest City can often get overlooked but don’t sleep on this group. Christopher Youngblood (6-0, 181, Sr.) and Jacobi Johnson (6-3, 185, Jr.) will both see time at outside linebacker this year and will definitely make you pay if you take them lightly. 

Schedule:

8-25 – vs. Bentonville, Ark

8-31 – at Carl Albert

9-7 – at Muskogee

9-14 – OPEN

9-21 – vs. Lawton

9-28 – at Stillwater

10-5 – vs. Putnam City

10-12 – vs. Deer Creek

10-19 – at Del City

10-26 – at Choctaw

11-2 – vs. Putnam City West