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.
WHITE ENGINEERING PC OFFENSE
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.”
TROJANS FAVORED TO WIN
Even with Broken Arrow returning the core of its team that made it within a play or two of winning the Class 6A title, Jenks is the coaches' pick to win District 6A-3.
The Trojans figure to have one of the most potent offenses in 6A, headlined by receiver Jordan Smallwood, an Oklahoma commit.
Smallwood had 726 yards and 10 touchdowns on 50 catches as a junior.
After missing most of the season last season with a knee injury, Kyle Alexander returns at quarterback.
The Trojans also bring back running back Trey'Vonne Barr'e, who took over for an injured Alex Ross last year and ran for nearly 2,000 yards, averaging 9.0 yards per carry.
TIGERS' OFFENSE DANGEROUS
After combining for nearly 3,000 yards and 42 touchdowns rushing last season, Devon Thomas and Cameron Wrenn both return for Broken Arrow.
This season, though, the Tigers figure to utilize them a bit differently, as Wrenn is expected to see more time at receiver after the graduation of Quad Ware.
Since last season, Thomas has established himself as one of the top prospects in the state for the 2014 class, earning early offers from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State among others.
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