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District 6A-2 football preview: Westmoore returns skill position talent

Led by senior wide receiver Lexus Lee, the Jaguars return several talented skill position players from a 6-5 team that made the Class 6A playoffs last season.
by Trent Shadid Published: July 29, 2013

Led by senior wide receiver Lexus Lee, Westmoore returns several talented skill position players from a 6-5 team that made the playoffs last season.

“We've got just about all our skill position players back,” said coach Billy Langford, whose offense averaged 36.3 points per game last season. “Lexus is probably our best player overall. Offensively and defensively, he'll be a two-way guy playing slot receiver and safety.”

Lee had 33 receptions for 663 yards and eight touchdowns last season as the favorite target of now graduated quarterback Jhames West.

The front-runners in the competition to replace West at quarterback are senior Devin Navarro and junior Bryson Lee. Navarro spent last season backing up West, while Lee has started the last two seasons at outside linebacker. He hasn't played quarterback since junior high.

“Devin is more of a drop-back passer, and then Bryson is probably more of a dual-threat guy,” Langford said. “The best guy that can take care of the football and run the offense the way we want it ran is going to win that job.”

The Jaguars also return running back Kieron Hardrick who rushed for 892 yards and 15 touchdowns while averaging 8.6 yards per carry last season.


The Putnam City offense relied heavily on running back JaVone Knox last season and he delivered, rushing for 911 yards and 11 touchdowns to help lead a strong rushing attack.

This season, Knox will play an even bigger role with dual-threat quarterback Devin White gone and the Pirates expected to turn to a sophomore at quarterback.

“He's (Knox) a good tailback, really solid runner,” said coach John Wofford. “We lost a pretty good one at quarterback so we'll be looking for a new starter there. We have two sophomores fighting for the spot and I feel like both of them can be pretty good.”

Quarterback isn't the only position in which the Pirates are lacking experience. They return just four starters on offense, with five back on defense from a 6-4 team that narrowly missed the playoffs last season.

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by Trent Shadid
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Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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