High school football: Midwest City defense returns to prominence

While the offense has been a work in progress this season, the defense is back to playing old-school Bomber football.
by Scott Wright Published: November 13, 2013

First-year defensive coordinator Jason Sexton has utilized a multiple-look defense that is strong at all three levels, focusing strongly on taking the ball away. Combining interceptions, fumble recoveries and turnovers on downs, the Bomber defense has handed the ball back to its offense 48 times this season — not counting the six defensive touchdowns off takeaways.

“We do the little things to win games,” safety Will Sunderland said. “I just love it being out there with my teammates. We're hitting people and winning games. We like the feeling of it.”

Added defensive end Connor Kinsey: “Our goal from the start was to be the No. 1 defense in the state. We knew we would be doubted. I don't think people saw this coming. It's been really fun.”

by Scott Wright
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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