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Midwest City opens 6A-II title chase with midnight practice

by Scott Wright Published: August 11, 2014


Midwest City football players stood in warm-up lines for nearly 10 minutes waiting for the horn to blow signaling that 12:01 a.m. had arrived and high school football practice could officially begin.

Not long after the workout began, a voice emerged from a group of players going through an offensive drill.

“I need a ring, man,” the player yelled. “I need a ring, nothing less.”

The Bombers got started on the 2014 season as early as possible Monday morning, a season they hope ends with a gold ball.

In the first year of the new Class 6A Division II, Midwest City is an immediate contender for a state title, and that was the attitude as camp began Monday.

“Our expectations are win or bust,” senior defensive back Roscoe Gatewood said. “If we don’t win, we’ll be extremely disappointed in our season. We’ve been preparing to go win and that’s the only thing on our mind.”

by Scott Wright
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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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