High school football: Yukon routs Midwest City
In Yukon's 42-17 pasting of Midwest City on Thursday night, the biggest play of the game was made in the waning seconds of the first half by a sophomore defensive back for the Millers.
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But Midwest City settled on kicking a 20-yard field goal on fourth and goal after reaching the Millers' 3.
With the Bombers trailing 28-17, Midwest City's Connor Kinsey then intercepted his second pass of the game on the very next play from scrimmage, setting up the Bombers at the Yukon 16.
But on fourth and one from the Millers 7, Fair was stopped short of a first down. Three plays later, West broke the Bombers' back with an 81-yard touchdown run.
“I saw they had the right side overloaded and I figured there would be a cutback,” West said. “The linebacker came in and I cut it back and there was a good hole.”
West finished the night with 15 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns. Yukon quarterback Hayden Somerville connected on two touchdown passes to Codey Sanchez for the Millers' first two scores. Yukon's defense held the Bombers to only 97 yards rushing.
Neal had six catches for 151 yards for the Bombers, including a 40-yard touchdown on a screen pass where he broke several tackles.
Zac Brannon had six receptions for 113 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown grab from Fair for the Bombers' first score.
The win improves Yukon to 3-2 in district play and 3-5 on the season. Midwest City falls to 2-3 in district play and 2-6 on the season.
Doyle called the victory a must-win if the Millers are going to make the playoffs.
“This was like punching the ticket to go to the playoffs,” Doyle said.
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