MOORE — Dahu Green moved to Oklahoma this past spring from Southern California and thus hasn't had a chance to make much of a name for himself among recruiters. That shouldn't take long if the Westmoore junior wide receiver keeps playing like he did Friday night.
Green caught eight passes for 68 yards and two touchdowns to earn most valuable player honors in the Southwest Showdown, leading the Jaguars to a surprisingly easy 31-13 win over Class 6A No. 7-ranked Southmoore at Moore Schools Stadium.
Westmoore (2-0) clinched the Moore city championship for the second time in three years, having also beaten Moore in last week's season opener.
He might be new to the area, but Green quickly figured out the games against Westmoore's two local rivals were especially important.
“There are a lot of fans out here,” said Green, who also caught a touchdown pass in the win over Moore. “I just came out and performed and we won. This is a special rivalry. It is a big thing and it means a lot to me to be a part of it.”
Southmoore (1-1) often used man-to-man coverage on the 6-foot-3 Green, and the Jaguars took advantage, as quarterback Bryson Lee lobbed the ball in Green's direction and allowed Green to outjump shorter defenders.
“It helps to have that kind of guy,” Westmoore coach Billy Langford said. “He's a great jump-ball guy. He's got great timing and strong hands. He is going to be a handful for somebody to cover one-on-one.”
The SaberCats actually outgained Westmoore by 50 yards (317 yards to 267) but doomed themselves with mistakes, committing 12 penalties for 98 yards and committing three turnovers, including a back-breaker right before halftime.