High school football: Edmond North's Michael Farmer is Oklahoman's Player of the Week

Running back is not as fast as Adrian Peterson, but his style is similar to the former OU star.
by Ed Godfrey Published: October 29, 2012
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photo - Edmond North's Michael Farmer runs for a touchdown during a high school football game against Midwest City at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Thursday, October 25, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Edmond North's Michael Farmer runs for a touchdown during a high school football game against Midwest City at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Thursday, October 25, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

“Michael over the last couple of weeks has earned more carries, but it all depends on how the game is going.”

Having a stable of running backs keeps them all fresh during the game, Farmer said.

“It helps a lot,” he said. “I will go in series then they will go in a series. Most of the time, I am never really tired.”

Farmer always has been considered the bruiser of the backfield, but on Thursday night he also showed off his speed.

He had touchdown runs of 13, 93, 51 and 19 yards against Midwest City and also caught a 26-yard touchdown pass on the wheel route.

Even Dombek was surprised that Farmer was able to run away from a speedy Midwest City defense on the 93-yard scoring run.

“To rip off a run like that, and go untouched against guys who can run, is impressive,” Dombek said.

Farmer credits his heady statistics Thursday night to the blocking of his teammates.

“There were holes everywhere. There wasn't a spot I had to find one,” he said. “On that 93-yard run, there was perfect blocking on that.”

With one game remaining, Edmond North has clinched second in District 6A-3 and will host a first-round game in the playoffs.

“I feel like we are peaking at the right time,” Farmer said. “I feel like out offense is clicking. It's starting to come together.”

Dombek thinks Edmond North is the kind of team that has the formula for success in the playoffs.

“There is no secret what our identity is and has been,” he said. “We like to run the football, throw the play action pass and play good defense."

by Ed Godfrey
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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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