Defensive-minded Midwest City stuffs Del City

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.
by Scott Wright Published: September 20, 2013
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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.


by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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