MIDWEST CITY — Midwest City coach Darrell Hall was looking for a complete game from his team Friday night at Rose Field against Edmond Santa Fe.
The Bombers delivered, scoring on offense, defense and special teams in a 49-25 rout of the Wolves to advance to the second round of the Class 6A playoffs.
KeSean Brown rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns and returned a kickoff 80 yards for another score to lift Midwest City, which will face the winner of the game between Jenks and Owasso.
Hall said after Midwest City's “total team victory” it didn't matter who the Bombers faced next.
“We just want to continue to play,” Hall said.
The defense, led by tackle Dejai Johnson, harassed Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Keaton Torre throughout the game. Johnson had three sacks and a fumble recovery and helped force a critical third-quarter interception by Torre that was returned 40 yards for a touchdown by defensive back Bryan Hartfield.
Johnson said his coaches emphasized the pass rush in practice leading up to the game.
“We were prepared,” he said. We made it hard on Torre. Our pressure forced him to make bad throws.