Red Bull Game Breaker Highlights Young Talent

With Broken Arrow not showing up the competition was limited to five teams but Midwest City behind a stable of really good athletes, Yukon behind 2012 quarterback prospect Corbin Jones, Stillwater featuring 2012 quarterback prospect Jerame Littell, Oklahoma State commitment Isaac Maselera, and the Aso Pogi-led Next Level team from Lawton put on a good show Sunday in a toasty Boone Pickens Stadium.

Midwest City took a big step toward the Red Bull Game Breaker Championships on June 25 in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas when they defeated Yukon in the winner's bracket game earlier in the day. After Yukon fought back through the loser's bracket the two teams met again and Midwest City won 33-16. Both Midwest City and Yukon will advance tot he Cotton Bowl with the Bombers as the Oklahoma Qualifier Champion.

The Bombers were too much for Yukon and talented quarterback Corbin Jones. Bombers quarterback Greg Austin, who is 6-4, 180 and mobile, hit a variety of targets including Claude Donald and Ricky Reeves. The Bombers were stout on the defensive side with the likes of athletic linebacker Cameron Hishaw and the "Red Bull" rusher Trevon Lewis. It was a team effort.

"We've played really good with my receivers Cortrez Colbert and Claude Donald doing a great job of catching the football," said Austin. "We are getting around and having fun. The defense is flying around the football and playing great."

"I'm just trying to catch all the passes and help the team the best that I can," said Donald. "The competition is good, but we have executed our offense and run precise routes and made the plays. The defense is making big stops and we are going to the finals."

Austin is starting to get some attention from colleges according to his head coach Steve Huff. He is definitely capable of playing at the college level.

"That is great that I'm getting attention because I am trying to get to a four-year school and earn a scholarship," said the very humble Austin.

Donald, who is 6-0, 175 pounds and quick, is also hopeful of playing college football. "Yes, hopefully, right here in Stillwater at Oklahoma State," said Donald.

Jones is a quarterback with a really strong arm and at 6-2, 185 pounds looks good for a junior to be. In defeat he really threw the ball well, and said he and his teammates are eager to continue the resurgence of Yukon Millers football that started last season.

"It's a lot of fun and is great preparation for the season," said Jones. "We want to win games and how we play here is a sign of how we will play when we open the season this fall."

Glenpool was eliminated short of the championship but a balanced offense that includes the power running game as part of their offensive repetoire is at a disadvantage in a contest like the Red Bull Game Breaker. However, it does the team good in forcing them to be better in the passing game.

The Warriors 5-11, 185-pound standout Isaac Maselera enjoyed himself at his future college home as he is committed to the Cowboys.

"Our coaches are putting us in a lot of camps and stuff like this so we don't lose in the first round this season like we did last season, and I definitely don't want to lose in the first round (of the playoffs) again," said Maselera.

"It's hot and we're pushing through it. We're a running team but we have to work on passing the ball and not be so one dimensional. It is really great for me to work on catching the ball.

"I'm glad I got my (recruiting) decision out of the way, so that I can really focus on my senior year and my team and trying to win the gold ball," added Maselera .

Even with the limited number of teams the event seemed to be a success and you can expect it the qualifier back in Stillwater next year with a larger turnout of teams.

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