SMQ: Westmoore pulls off upset of weekend, 14-13...
By Justin Hite
Welcome to this edition of Saturday Morning Quarterback…Today it’s Westmoore vs. Midwest City.
This was one of those games that you just wanted to be a part of. It was a defensive war that was exciting the entire time. The battle between Cody Feuerborn and James Flanders was just as exciting. Each running back picked up more than half of his team’s total yardage.
What happened? Well, we all know Westmoore upset Midwest City 14-13 to move on to the Class 6A quarterfinals. We know Midwest City was undefeated — and now isn’t. We all knew that Westmoore’s defense had to come up huge for the Jaguars to win. They did exactly that. But this game really came down to one play and it was way before overtime.
The Jaguars had just been stopped in Midwest City territory on third-and-one and fourth-and-one and it looked like the air might come out of a Westmoore defense that had held the Bombers scoreless for the last two quarters. Two plays later, Westmoore linebacker Bryan Norris caught my eye. And you know when you get that feeling like a player is going to make something special happen.
Norris gave me that feeling.
He approached the line, like he was going to blitz, but then dropped back in coverage. Midwest City quarterback Greg Austin’s pass was tipped at the line and intercepted by a waiting Bryan Norris.
What it meant? It meant a revitalized Westmoore Jaguars football team. On the very next play, Trevor Thompson connected with Zach VanDyke on a 39-yard double-move touchdown pass. It was probably the only time all game that Westmoore went deep.
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