MIDWEST CITY — With less than five seconds on the clock, defensive back Khalil Warren stepped in front of Midwest City quarterback Kilby McGuire's pass at the Del City 3-yard line to clinch a 29-28 win over the Bombers in a slugfest that will go down as one of the most exciting ever played between the two old rivals.
“I kind of blacked out,” an emotionally drained Warren said after the Friday night game at Rose Field. “I knew they were going to come my way, but I don't remember much about that last series.”
The game had it all — big special team plays, several goal line stands, a safety and a huge individual effort from Del City quarterback John McBride. The senior used the zone-read play to twist, dive, and crash his way right through the middle of the Bombers' defense for 201 yards and three touchdowns.
McBride was aided by his 5-foot-6 sidekick, Qualan Johnson, at running back. Johnson added another 102 yards on the ground when the Bombers keyed on the Del City quarterback. That duo, along with some timely pass plays, racked up 439 yards of offense. The Del City defense held Midwest City to just 171 yards, 73 of which came on the last drive.
Yet, the Bombers still had a chance to win with a first-and-goal at the Eagle 18 when Warren clutched his interception.