Midwest City Football Feature – Presented by Eskridge Honda

Midwest City Bombers 

Coach: DARRELL HALL

Schedule:
8-30 – at Bentonville, AR

9-6 – vs. Carl Albert

9-13 – vs. Muskogee 

9-20 – OPEN 

9-27 – at Lawton 

10-4 – vs. Stillwater 

10-11 – at Putnam City 

10-17 – at Deer Creek 

10-25 – vs. Del City 

11-1 – vs. Choctaw 

11-8 – at Putnam City West 

Quick Hits:

Midwest City has suffered just three losing seasons since 1957. However the Bombers haven’t hit double digits in wins since 2011. 

The Bombers have won seven straight in the series against Putnam City by an average margin of 30-7. 

Tight end Tre Dedmon had his best game of the season in the Sooner Road rivalry against Del City. Dedmon caught three passes for 104 yards, including a touchdown. 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 9-3

2017 – 10-2 

2016 – 7-4

2015 – 6-4 

2014 – 7-3 

2013 – 9-3

OFFENSE

The Bombers must find a way to replace a graduating class of almost 30 seniors that were responsible for huge amounts of offensive production in 2018.  Midwest City won all its home games a year ago and fell just short of knocking off eventual champion Bixby in the semifinals. Bradey Crawson (5-11, 180, Jr.) and Xavier Lee-Jackson (5-11, 180, Jr.) are in the running to start at quarterback. Lee-Jackson has more varsity experience at the position, but Crawson is coming on strong after an impressive off-season. The strength of the offense is at receiver, where there’s a veteran presence and some new faces to blend in. Andre Miles (5-7, 170, Jr.) caught 17 passes for 295 yards and five touchdowns a year ago. Wesley Dedmon caught 19 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns. Dedmon spends most of his time at the H-back spot, opening up holes while working the flats and underneath in the passing game. Juniors Makale Smith and Kawalie Sampleton are adding football to their resumes in the fall. They bring loads of athleticism to the gridiron after previously focusing on basketball. Kristawn Friday (5-9, 180, Jr.) and Omari John (5-8, 160, Jr.) are the principles at running back. Friday is the team’s leading returning rusher with John, who ran the opening leg for the Bombers’ sprint relay, adding breakaway speed. Sam Sissons (6-1, 205, Sr.) is a physical player that will see some time at tight end and BJ Wilson (5-9, 155, Jr.) should also factor in at receiver. The offensive line should have plenty of size. Head coach Darrell Hall thinks the Bombers will go at least 245-pounds or better across the front. It’s just a group with little starting varsity experience. 

DEFENSE

Linebacker is where it’s at for the defense. Jacobi Johnson (6-4, 215, Sr.) and Sissons are stalwarts at the inside linebacker positions. Johnson has incredible range and a nose for the football. Jaylen Jackson can play either in the middle or on the weak side of the defense. Combine that trio and Midwest City should once again be very good against the run. There will be tons of speed and depth in the secondary where Hall has several options to choose from. He can borrow from his talented receiving corps or go with experience in the form of Davione Tipton (5-8, 140, Sr.) at cornerback. The Bombers are more experienced in the front of the defense than offense with Caleb Morgan and Jordan Boyd returning to interior positions. Midwest City can run. It’s a young team but one with lots of potential. If the quarterback and offensive line can come along quickly, expect the Bombers to be right back in the middle of the state championship hunt. The early schedule is brutal so don’t count the Bombers out if they get off to a slow start. They should be flying high come November.