DEL CITY — With a whole lot of defense and enough offense to get the job done, Midwest City is 3-0.
The Bombers held a stout Del City offense to 94 total yards, allowing only a special teams touchdown in a 16-8 victory over the rival Eagles Friday night at Del City's Robert Kalsu Stadium.
“This is a big one. It's kind of like OU-Texas,” second-year Midwest City coach Darrell Hall said. “You want to beat your rivals, because you're gonna see those guys all the time.
“Our defense has played well all year. The whole group has been outstanding, and I'm proud of them.”
Bomber safety Will Sunderland, who has received scholarship offers from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in the last two weeks, came through with the star play, intercepting a Del City pass at the goal line with less than eight minutes to play.
But the bulk of the credit was due to the defensive front, which stuffed Del City's run game and kept pressure on the quarterback, recording five sacks on the night.
“They were putting that quarterback on his back tonight, and that allows a guy like Will or Roscoe Gatewood or somebody back there to pick off some passes,” Hall said.
Del City rushed for 43 yards on 33 carries and lost one fumble.
“Stopping the run was our emphasis,” defensive tackle Brandon Jones said. “Anthony Mason is a great running back. We had to stop them, and that's what we did, so it was a great win.”
Del City's defense showed its strength, too. The Eagles caused a second-quarter safety, setting up Davion Freeman's 60-yard free kick return for the team's only touchdown.
Midwest City finished with just 160 total yards, with backup quarterback Aaron McKinney and running back KeSean Brown coming up with big plays on their lone scoring drive to start the third quarter.
Demeco Wright put the Bombers on top later in the period with a 59-yard punt return.
Each Bomber win this season has been by eight points or less, but with Friday's victory, the Bombers match the win total of a dismal 2012 season, and head into district play next week at Norman North riding high.
“This really gives us a boost going to Norman North in our first district game,” Sunderland said. “We've got momentum now.”