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High school football: Midwest City forces 5 turnovers in win at Lawton

Midwest City Omari John poses for a photo during the Fall high school sports media day at Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]
Midwest City Omari John poses for a photo during the Fall high school sports media day at Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]

Midwest City got defensive for its first win of the season.

The Class 6A-II No. 9 Bombers opened district play with a 23-7 victory at then-No.7 Lawton. Midwest City forced five turnovers, four coming off interceptions and the fifth on a recovery of a muffed punt. 

On offense, it also clicked. Running back Omari John had a career performance, rushing for 179 yards and two touchdowns. The Bombers started freshman quarterback DeAngelo Irvin Jr., who coach Darrell Hall said was impressive. 

"We knew we had to play a complete game, and we played our best game of the year," Hall said.

Midwest City (1-3, 1-0 District 6A-II-1) returns home Friday for a matchup with No. 2 Stillwater (4-0, 1-0).

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Midwest City Omari John poses for a photo during the Fall high school sports media day at Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.   [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]

Midwest City Omari John poses for a photo during the Fall high school sports media day at Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]

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Cameron Jourdan

Cameron Jourdan joined The Oklahoman in March 2019 to cover high school sports. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He had an internship with The Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in a... Read more ›

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