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District 6A-2 football preview: Westmoore looking for big things

by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: August 28, 2012
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photo - Westmoore's Austin Richards gets past the Southmoore defense and into the end zone for the Jaguars' first touchdown during their high school football game at Moore Stadium in Moore, Oklahoma on Friday, September 9, 2011. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
Westmoore's Austin Richards gets past the Southmoore defense and into the end zone for the Jaguars' first touchdown during their high school football game at Moore Stadium in Moore, Oklahoma on Friday, September 9, 2011. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

After going 7-4 last season and making the playoffs, Westmoore moves over to an East-side district in District 6A-2.

The Jaguars are picked third in the district behind 6A powers Jenks and Broken Arrow.

“I'm really excited about it,” Westmoore coach Billy Langford said. “I think we're going to be pretty good this year, so now's a good time. Our kids, I think, are excited about it. We can go test ourselves against what's considered the best, and they've shown it every year.”

Westmoore returns the core of last year's team, including leading running back Austin Richards.

Langford said Richards' overall rushing yardage might slip a bit as the Jaguars use quarterback Jhames West in the running game more, but his per-carry average should improve.

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Last year's Putnam City offense was built around the idea of getting the ball to star running back Casey Curtis as often as possible.

But with Curtis off to the college ranks, the Pirates will be more diversified offensively to utilize the dual-threat talents of returning quarterback Devin White.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound White rushed for 524 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, while throwing for 817 yards and seven scores, averaging 11.1 attempts per game.

“It's my offense now, so I've got to step up and be a better leader than I was last year,” White said. “I like being able to throw the ball a little more, and there are some run plays for me in there, too.”

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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District 6A-2 coaches' poll

1. Jenks (10-3)

2. Broken Arrow (12-2)

3. Westmoore (7-4)

4. Bixby (3-8)

5. Muskogee (4-6)

6. Putnam City (6-4)

7. Sapulpa (5-5)

8. Tulsa Edison (0-10)

Note: Last year's records in parentheses

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