Quarterback Jhames West was a big reason the Jaguars made the playoffs last season, throwing for more than 1,200 yards and scoring 19 total touchdowns.
Westmoore is now looking at Bryson Lee or Devon Navarro to replace him, and it still remains close after Thursday's scrimmage against Lawton Eisenhower.
“I'll have to go look at film,” Westmoore coach Billy Langford said. “They both did some good things. They were throwing good balls and people catching, and those types of things. There's a lot of positives.
“I guess it's good to have two guys that you feel confident about to go out and run the offense. Now it's just going to be a matter of whittling it down and letting that main guy get the reps so he can be successful.”
Lee and Navarro each orchestrated two TDs on the first four drives of the scrimmage, putting the Jaguars up big early.
Edmond Santa Fe rebuilding secondary
Edmond Santa Fe's revamped secondary had its strong moments against Norman North's David Cornwell, but also allowed him to pass for more than 150 yards.
Still, Santa Fe coach Lance Manning was pleased with his new-look group.
“I think we watch film and there's going to be some frustrating moments there and there's going to be a lot of learning, but I think you've got to take into consideration who we're playing,” he said. “That kid's pretty good. He can throw the football.”
Santa Fe nearly picked off Cornwell twice. Both came when the defensive line forced him to throw from his back foot.
New QB, linebackers for Deer Creek
Deer Creek's Caden Sander is being asked to fill the QB role for the departed Joel Blumenthal. Sander makes quick, careful work of placing the football. His quick drop and quick release allowed little time for defenses to pressure. Combine that with the speed of his wideouts and the Antlers' production was solid.
“You don't really replace Joel as an all-state quarterback, but Caden is going to be great at that position,” Deer Creek coach Grant Gower said. “He makes plays. He almost always makes the right decision and the right read on things. Only downside is he's still going to start at free safety for us.”
Deer Creek's outside linebacker Cole Pacheco and middle linebacker Brandon Kidd will move in at LB, after Kooper Ruminer and Austin Loomis graduated. Pacheco and Kidd were at the core of applying pressure to Southeast and Putnam City West quarterbacks, forcing multiple incompletions and bobbled handoffs.
Pacheco is a two-time state wrestling champion who played football from middle school to his freshman year and found his way back to the field for his senior year.
PC West looking for linemen
Putnam City West junior offensive lineman Tanner Gooch is just one of many lineman filling the gaps of several offensive linemen the Patriots lost.
“He's really stepped up,” PC West coach Rocky Martin said. “He didn't play last year because he had a back injury. He's gotten better and stepped in and did a good job.”
Union has all-new offensive line
Tulsa Union running back Justin Silmon knows he has five first-year starters blocking for him on the offensive line.
“But they don't look like it, do they?” Silmon said. “I was seeing holes everywhere. Sometimes I had holes and I didn't know which one to pick. They're really doing good, being first-year starters. I'm proud of them.”