High school football: Michael Farmer, who will commit to Arizona State this weekend, leads Edmond North rout

Farmer collects 212 yards and five touchdowns as Huskies hammer Midwest City. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound junior will give commitment to Sun Devils when he visits Tempe this weekend.
by Ed Godfrey Published: October 25, 2012

photo - Edmond North's Michael Farmer runs past Midwest City's Brandon Jones on his way to a touchdown during a high school football game at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Thursday, October 25, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Edmond North's Michael Farmer runs past Midwest City's Brandon Jones on his way to a touchdown during a high school football game at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Thursday, October 25, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

EDMOND — Midwest City must have thought Halloween came early because it seemed like the Bombers were playing against Superman on Thursday night.

All Edmond North running back Michael Farmer needed to complete the disguise was a cape and an “S” on his chest.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound junior running back overwhelmed the Bombers, scoring five touchdowns — four on the ground — as Edmond North crushed Midwest City 49-14 at Wantland Stadium.

Farmer rushed for 212 yards on just 11 carries in the game. In the first half, Farmer only touched the ball four times but scored on runs of 13, 93 and 51 yards.

“I felt if I ran the ball hard from the start ... they would be scared to tackle me,” Farmer said. “That's what happened pretty much.”

Even Edmond North coach Jeremy Dombek was impressed — and surprised — by Farmer's heroic performance Thursday night.

“Pretty impressive,” Dombek said. “He showed a little extra gear. We haven't seen that. We haven't seen it in practice. When he gets going and he is confident, he is about as good as there is.”

Farmer received two outstanding blocks on the 93-yard touchdown run from running back Ezel McIntee and wide receiver Robert Secrets.

“The hole just opened up perfectly and I just ran down the sideline,” Farmer said.

After Farmer carried the Huskies to a 21-0 halftime lead, he scored twice more in the third quarter on a 26-yard pass from quarterback Luke Hoskins and a 19-yard touchdown run.

by Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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