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High schools: Midwest City offense hopes to complement a stout defense

Last season, the Bombers had some ups and downs but began to hit their stride late in the season. Now it’s time to prove they can keep it up.
by Scott Wright Published: August 17, 2014

MIDWEST CITY — There aren’t many questions surrounding the Midwest City defense. It was one of the state’s best last year, and returned several key starters, five of whom are getting major college recruiting interest.

But the offense is surrounded with a little more uncertainty.

Last season, the Bombers had some ups and downs but began to hit their stride late in the season. Now it’s time to prove they can keep it up.

Now a junior, quarterback Brendan Brown gained valuable experience last season, and he has some gifted athletes to work with at receiver.

“I feel like this offense is ready to go put some points on the board,” Brown said. “Last year, there were some moments where it was tough because people doubted us, but I grew. We’re ready now.

“I was inexperienced, but I’ve been working hard all summer. The offensive line has a lot of seniors, and they’re great. We’ve got all athletes on the field, so it’s gonna be good.”

The performance of the running backs will be especially vital to helping Brown.

Senior Tre’Jon Sherffield could be in line for a breakout season. He had been timed at 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash by Midwest City coaches and posted the same time at a college camp at Missouri State.

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by Scott Wright
Reporter
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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