All-State football: Quarterbacks rarely challenged Broken Arrow's Cre Moore

OKLAHOMAN ALL-STATE DEFENSIVE BACK — Broken Arrow's Cre Moore, who has committed to Kansas State, was rarely challenged by opposing quarterbacks this season but still had two interceptions and 43 tackles.
by Jacob Unruh Published: December 23, 2012

Opposing quarterbacks rarely challenged Broken Arrow senior defensive back Cre Moore this season.

“I just like making plays, but I didn't get the opportunity,” said Moore, who verbally committed to Kansas State in October.

Moore, however, still intercepted two passes and recorded 43 tackles as a big part of the Tigers' defense to earn a spot on The Oklahoman's All-State first team.

Moore had the chance for one more interception, dropping a sure pick in the Class 6A quarterfinals against Norman North, a game the Tigers would lose. But he still limited receiver Jake Higginbotham to just three receptions.

“He's got great speed,” Broken Arrow coach Steve Spavital said. “I heard a guy talking, a college baseball coach, one time and he just recruits shortstops because they're your best players. You're going to recruit a corner, which is our best player.”

Moore is following in the mold of former Broken Arrow standout Levi Copelin, who is now playing wide receiver at Missouri.

“When I was younger, I used to be scared of him because he was Levi, he was great and everybody looked up to him,” Moore said. “He started as a sophomore, too, and I never thought that would be me.”


by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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