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.
Those two scores were sandwiched around a 12-yard touchdown run in the third period by the Huskies' Jarech Page.
But the night belonged to Farmer, who intends to verbally commit to Arizona State on a recruiting visit this weekend. It was first time Farmer has scored five touchdowns in any game from pee wee football to high school football.
“When he gets confident and knowing he can't be stopped, he's hard to stop,” Dombek said.
It was the first time Edmond North (8-1 overall, 5-1 in District 6A-3) has beaten Midwest City (2-7, 2-4) in five tries, with none of the four previous games being closer than 21 points.
The victory ensured that Edmond North will host a first-round playoff game in two weeks. It also eliminated Midwest City, which starts just four seniors, from the playoffs for the first time since 2005.
“It was a big night for us,” Dombek said. “I love our football team. I think we got a lot pieces to the puzzle that translate into playoff wins.
“We run the football well and we are good against the run. We play tough defense. That's a good formula to have.”