Then a 5-foot-11, 175-pound quarterback, Collier completed 11 of 14 passes for 187 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-14 win over Putnam City North in the 1995 title game. It was the last time a west-side team won the big school state title.
A.J. Hinch, a former Midwest City High School standout, is expected to be named the Houston Astros next manager, a person close to the search told the Houston Chronicle.
The team has called a 5:30 p.m. press conference Monday.
Hinch was a catcher for Oakland, Kansas City, Detroit and Philadelphia. He managed Arizona from 2009-2010 and was more recently a vice president of scouting for San Diego.
Hinch was a star catcher and quarterback at Midwest City, spending the summer before his senior year on a a whirlwind baseball tour that included private catching lessons from Gold Glover Bob Boone and playing on a national team. Yet he was the first player in line the morning Midwest City football coaches handed out equipment for two-a-days -- his goals and cap-size unchanged.
For his 16th birthday, his father gave him the choice between a car and a batting cage. Hinch chose the cage.
Here's the Houston Chronicle report:
Washburn is giving a second chance to Vershon Moore, a 24-year-old former Midwest City player once sentenced to 30 months in prison.
Now, the 5-foot-9 former option quarterback may break his D-II school's rushing record.
Athletic Director Loren Feree, in his job for 19 years, explains why Moore was given a second chance.
"If we know the person, we believe in the person," Loren Feree said. "If we're not going to take a chance on him, why should anyone else?"
“It was awesome because people have been talking about our offense and how it wasn’t that good,” Midwest City junior running back Alik Sezer said. “Finally, we’ve been working on it, we came back out here and did our work.”
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014
After last year’s 9-3 mark led by one of the state’s best defenses, this season will be about hype. Not from the Bombers themselves, but from the outside, where onlookers have high expectations for what Midwest City could accomplish.
Two new outdoor basketball courts, named Thunder and Rumble, are about ready to open at 301 S Douglas in Midwest City’s Regional Park. The city of Midwest City will hold a grand opening for the facility Tuesday evening.