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High school football: Midwest City hires Tulsa Washington's Darrell Hall

BY RYAN ABER Staff Writer Modified: March 1, 2012 at 9:29 am •  Published: March 1, 2012

MIDWEST CITY — Midwest City has hired Tulsa Washington's Darrell Hall as its football coach and athletic director, pending board approval.

Hall will replace Steve Huff, who left Midwest City in January to take a job at College Station (Texas) High School.

Hall's hiring is expected to be on the agenda for the March 12 meeting of the school board. A district spokesman declined to comment on the positions until after the board had acted.

It's a return to the area for Hall, who spent seven seasons coaching Star Spencer. Hall's teams at Star were 57-28, which included the 2009 Class 4A state championship.

After that season, Hall left to take over at Tulsa Washington, replacing Antwain Jimmerson.

Hall was immediately successful, coaching the Hornets to the Class 5A championship last season.

He's the only coach in state history to win back-to-back 11-man state titles at two different schools.

Tulsa Washington was 17-7 in two seasons under Hall.

Under Huff, the Bombers were 60-12, making the 6A playoffs in each of his six seasons. Four times, Midwest City was undefeated during the regular season.

Last season, Midwest City was undefeated before falling in quadruple overtime to Owasso in the second round of the playoffs.

The Bombers lose quite a few starters on each side of the ball, including running back James Flanders, who signed with Tulsa.

But Midwest City has plenty of returning talent, including big lineman Carlos Freeman, quarterback Joel Davis and several other key components.