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High school football: Bombers hope to rebound from 3-7 season

A lot of years, three wins would have been a subpar month for Midwest City.
by Scott Wright Published: August 15, 2013
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photo - HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Midwest City coach Darrell Hall blows a whistle during football practice at Midwest City High School on Tuesday, August 14, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Midwest City coach Darrell Hall blows a whistle during football practice at Midwest City High School on Tuesday, August 14, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

MIDWEST CITY — Unprompted, Dante Sezer shared his description of the 2012 Midwest City football season.

“A horrible season,” he called it.

And you won't find many in black and gold who'll argue his point after the Bombers went 3-7 last fall.

A lot of years, three wins would have been a subpar month for Midwest City. But a perfect storm of injuries, inexperience and a coaching change hit the Bombers with full force, creating a snowball effect that the team couldn't stop.

Their five state championships and dozens more playoff appearances didn't matter. But now, they're ready to turn it back around.

“We're doing what we have to do to pick it back up,” said Sezer, a senior running back. “From what we've always had around here, last year was a big step backwards. We're looking to go in the opposite direction.

“We've got to get back up.”

Whether because of injuries or lack of depth, several young players got valuable experience last season.

“You can tell in the workouts from last year to this year that there's a difference,” second-year coach Darrell Hall said. “The seniors are taking ownership of the team, leading by example. You can see the motivation in them.”

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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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