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Midwest City turns to Kilby McGuire at quarterback with Joel Davis out

Preseason practices didn't get off to the start first-year Midwest City coach Darrell Hall wanted. Quarterback Joel Davis suffered an arm injury in a baseball game two days before practice began and was lost for the year.
by Ryan Aber Published: August 25, 2012

After a run that included brothers John, Timothy and James Flanders, there are no more Flanders in the backfield for Midwest City.

But Qualan Johnson has shown flashes of being a comparable runner.

“He's taking care of the ball, which is the biggest thing,” Hall said.

Johnson is also getting pushed by junior Brian Hartsfield.

After being banged up a bit in the spring and early in the summer, Carlos Freeman looks to be healthy on the offensive line.

Freeman is moving from tackle to guard, where he's expected to play in college.

“He's moving very well,” Hall said. “We had a little scrimmage in the first few days of practice, and I don't think he was ever less than five yards down the field on any run.”

On the defensive side, Midwest City returns just three starters from last year.

The biggest is Victor Sanders (6-foot-1, 301 pounds) on the defensive front.

“I'm impressed with the way they're flying around the ball,” Hall said. “If we can keep doing that, we're going to be successful.”

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
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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