High school football: Midwest City running back Qualan Johnson impressive vs. Carl Albert

Bombers coach Darrell Hall said quarterback Kilby McGuire played like first-time starter.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: August 23, 2012

Filling the gaps

Qualan Johnson, Midwest City

The Bombers' new running back made his biggest play on Midwest City's final drive, when he bounced away from a hit in the backfield on third down and turned it into a first down.

The run was one of two Johnson had on third down in the series, which was capped by a touchdown in the final minute to help the Bombers pull off a 7-7 tie against Carl Albert.

Kilby McGuire, Midwest City

McGuire, taking the spot that was expected to be filled by Joel Davis, was uneven in his second scrimmage as the Bombers' starting quarterback.

“He played like a first-time starter,” Midwest City coach Darrell Hall said. “He got antsy in the box sometimes, even when he got good protection.”

But McGuire did get a big lift in the final minute, throwing a 12-yard touchdown pass to Zac Brannon in the final minute to salvage the tie against Carl Albert.

Steven Thompson and Bryan Williams, Carl Albert

The quarterback/running back tandem turned in a good performance against their crosstown rivals.

“They did what we wanted them to do,” Titans coach Gary Rose said. “Bryan's got to get in shape, because we've got to use him on both sides, but overall it was much better than last week.”

Mostly sticking to the ground, Thompson and Williams hurt Midwest City with the zone read, though Rose said there was still plenty of improvement to be made.

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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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by Ryan Aber
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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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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