Westmoore: A 'Brotherhood' defense leading the way...
By Justin Hite
The word brotherhood is tossed out excessively to describe football teams. Family is another one of those words. They are just used too often.
After Westmoore’s victory against Del City, defensive back Zach VanDyke used the word brotherhood to describe the Jaguars’ defense. The defense has been improving over the last three weeks — six total points allowed — and it could be true.
But was it just another overuse of the word to attempt to describe the closeness of the team? Coach Billy Langford didn’t think it was an overuse, but if what he says is true, it might be used.
“Those guys are a brotherhood,” Langford said. “… Out of the 11, there are probably 8 of them that are a really pretty tight group and hang out with each other on the weekends.”
There are always collections of friends on football teams, but if 8 of the 11 starters on defense are that close, it seems like a big number. Whether it’s true or not, it’s shown on the field.
Westmoore has risen to the top of Class 6A on the defensive side of the ball. Heading into a showdown with Edmond North on Friday, the Jaguars rank in the top ten in every major defensive category. In Class 6A, the Jaguars a ninth in run defense and total defense. They are eighth in pass defense and fourth in scoring defense, allowing 15 points per game.
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