Oklahoma high school football: Midwest City defense, Makale Smith shine in win over Lawton
MIDWEST CITY — DeAngelo Irvin Jr. faked a handoff out of the shotgun formation and slung a deep ball to Makale Smith.
Smith, a Midwest City wide receiver, had beat the Lawton defensive back, which isn’t a surprise considering he’s one of the state’s top prospects in the 2021 class and an Oklahoma State commit.
He effortlessly drifted under the ball and made the catch before jogging into the end zone for a 55-yard score on the first play of the fourth quarter.
The reception was Midwest City’s final touchdown and served as the cherry on top of a dominant win.
Fifth-ranked Midwest City opened District 6A-II-1 play with a 34-9 victory.
Smith had just two catches but made them count, scoring both times. He finished with 78 yards on a night the Bombers celebrated their seniors.
“He’s just one of those guys,” Midwest City coach Darrell Hall said of Smith, who also plays cornerback. “He makes things happen when he’s on the field, offensively and defensively. We saw the matchup. The matchup was to our advantage because they played a lot of (man-on-man coverage).”
Midwest City’s (3-1) offense struggled at times -- Irvin threw three interceptions -- but the Bomber defense was exceptional throughout the game.
Lawton had just 250 yards.
“Shut them out in the second half, and that doesn’t happen to Lawton very often,” Hall said.
No. 7 Lawton (3-1) attempted to establish the run with senior tailback Christian Houston but didn’t have much success, especially in the second half.
Lawton finished with 55 yards on 38 carries.
Senior linebacker and running back Kristawn Friday was one of Midwest City’s top performers on defense. His best play came in the second quarter when he returned an interception 11 yards for a touchdown.
Although Irvin had the three interceptions, he made up for it with production through the air and with his legs.
The sophomore had 155 passing yards. He also ran for 62 yards and a score on nine carries in the first half.
Midwest City 34, Lawton 9
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Lawton – 3 – 6 – 0 – 0 — 9
MWC – 7 – 13 – 7 – 7 — 34
Lawton – Joseph Kim 28 FG
MWC – Makale Smith 23 pass from DeAngelo Irvin Jr. (Kaden Thompson kick)
MWC – Kristawn Friday 11 INT return (Thompson kick)
Lawton – Christian Houston 3 run (pass failed)
MWC – Irvin 1 run (run failed)
MWC – Brian Wilson Jr. 48 run (Thompson kick)
MWC – Smith 55 pass from Irvin (Thompson kick)
Lawton – MWC
10 – First downs – 16
38-55 – Rushing att.-yds. – 40-227
195 – Passing yards – 155
17-29-3 – Passing C-A-I – 10-21-3
1-1 – Fumbles no.-lost – 1-0
8-70 – Penalty no.-yds. – 13-94
3-1 – Team records – 3-1