Players of the week: Moore Zone
Players of the week
Austin Haywood & Kendal Thompson, Southmoore
How can you choose between these two considering the performances they put forth against Moore and the subsequent result of their brilliant performances.
First, let’s start with what happened on the field Friday against Moore. Haywood scored four touchdowns and threw for another. The tight end/defensive end caught three TDs and ran for another before throwing a touchdown.
Who caught the touchdown. Thompson of course, who also threw for four other TDs.
That alone is reason enough for the recognition of player of the week. But they also did it on a night that OU football coach Bob Stoops and assistants Josh Heupel, Bobby Jack Wright and Kevin Wilson were there to watch them play.
Clutch. That’s big-time. A lot of player would have tried too hard in that situation. Instead, these two sparkled.
By Saturday each had an offer from OU and by Monday, both had committed to the Sooners.
Considering Southmoore DB Julian Wilson had already committed to OU, that’s three players from one team going to play for the Sooners. Rare and impressive as could be.
Chris Clark, Moore
The senior running back/linebacker plays all out every game for a winless team. It should be a given than anyone who goes through the rigors of practice, film study, conditioning drills, weight lifting, etc., would always go all out on Friday nights. But, for whatever reason, that’s not always the case. Clark does each and every game, regardless of the Lions’ record.
In a lopsided loss to Southmoore, Clark scored two touchdowns on the ground and played stout defense as always.
Stanley West, Westmoore
The senior defensive back/receiver intercepted a Lawton Eisenhower pass late in the fourth quarter that should have sealed the deal for the Jaguars. Westmoore led 14-13 when West swiped Adrian McDonald’s pass in the end zone. One first down may have been enough to run out the clock, two definitely would have. Instead, a three-and-out ended allowed Ike to come bac and kick a game-winning field goal with six seconds left. Nonetheless, West made the play of the game for the Jags and probably should have been the hero.
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