December 16, 2008

Maxwell is more than just a name

Being the nephew of Midwest City, Okla. legend Vernon Maxwell many have expected amazing things from Emmanuel Maxwell for quite some time. One of the few that was surprised by his performance during his junior season was the 5-foot-11, 200-pound linebacker.

The Bombers fell short of their goal of a state title after being knocked out by eventual state champions Tulsa Union in the class 6A state semi-finals; but Maxwell says he realize he now to step into a leadership role with the graduating of Timothy Flanders and Antonio Brown.

"I think the season went better than I anticipated, I didn't realize I would have that big of a role, it felt pretty good," Maxwell said. "I can handle the leadership role next season. The season that we had, it really showed me how to best lead my team.

"As far as on the field, I'm just playing, and just trying to play hard."

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