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LHS opens district against Midwest City

Class 6A football in Oklahoma is always going to be physical. But when you get two teams from hard-nosed, military towns, another layer is added on.

And perhaps that is why Lawton High football coach Ryan Breeze calls the past few contests between Lawton High and Midwest City “blood baths”. Each team knows it will spend plenty of time in the ice tubs in the days that follow the game.

Maybe it’s a good thing each team has Friday off to rest, as the Wolverines and Bombers go head-to-head at Cameron Stadium at 7 p.m. tonight.

The other common sports world definition of “blood bath” — referring to a blowout — would certainly not be applicable to the series between the two schools in recent years. The past three games have been decided by a combined 20 points.

But the other pattern seen in those three games has been the name of the team in the win column each time (and it’s not the Wolverines). Midwest City has a three-game win streak against Lawton High, and while the Bombers’ 1-2 record would indicate 3-0 Lawton High should be considered favored in this game, Midwest City’s losses came to an impressive Muskogee team and three-time defending 5A champion Carl Albert.

But Breeze knows better than to take Darrell Hall’s team lightly.

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