Media Day: Midwest City Bombers

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:42 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Aug 21, 2010 12:54 PM CDT

Gerald Goodridge
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Perennial power Midwest City enters 2010 with high expectations after reaching the second round of the playoffs in 2009 and bringing back 12 of the 22 starters, but the returners must work together for success.

“The No.1 thing we look for offensively is chemistry,” said head coach Steve Huff. “How long we can get along together and share the football?”

Chemistry is no question in the passing game; quarterback Greg Austin and receiver Contrael Colbert have a friendship that extends beyond the field.

“We’ve known each other since we were four years old,” said Colbert. “We had good chemistry last year and we’re trying to get it back this year.”

Despite returning the nearly 1,900 yards from Austin and more than 700 rushing yards from James Flanders in his sophomore campaign at running back, the Bombers aren’t expecting a walk in the park.

“Week-in-and-week-out, there are a lot of teams that can beat anybody,” said Huff. “It’s going to be a dogfight to make it into the playoffs.”