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High school football: No. 1 Jenks blanks No. 5 Westmoore

Jenks' defense limited the Jaguars to just 50 total yards and five first downs during a 24-0 victory.
by Scott Wright Published: October 18, 2013
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photo - Westmoore's Denver Beebe (40) and Jaylen Bennett (16) combine to bring down Jenks' Tye Brett in high school football on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 in Moore, Okla.  Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Westmoore's Denver Beebe (40) and Jaylen Bennett (16) combine to bring down Jenks' Tye Brett in high school football on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 in Moore, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

MOORE — The weather made it ugly, and the Jenks defense made it uglier.

Fifth-ranked Westmoore managed just 50 total yards and five first downs in a 24-0 loss to Class 6A's No. 1 Jenks on a cold, wet Friday night at Moore Stadium.

The weather spoiled what could have been a thrilling matchup between the Jenks secondary, arguably the best in Oklahoma, and perhaps the state's deepest set of receivers for Westmoore. Instead, the game turned into the modern version of old-school football — three yards, without the cloud of dust.

And the Jenks defense, which some have argued ranks among the school's best ever, won the battle.

“We had watched a lot of film on Westmoore and they're really a lot more balanced in their offense, and giving people fits,” Jenks coach Allan Trimble said. “I was really happy, because I thought we did a good job controlling the run game. I felt like if we ever got a lead on them, and make them pass, that we could get to them. But that didn't happen until late.”

Neither offense could make much happen early, with constant drizzle and a wind chill below the freezing mark. Dropped passes and bad shotgun snaps were the norm as both teams combined for 98 first-half yards.

But Jenks slowly built momentum with a pounding run game that produced 10 second-quarter points. The Trojans finished with just 134 yards on 43 carries, but they didn't turn the ball over and kept the clock ticking.

Despite failing to complete its first six passes, Jenks took a couple of late chances in the air, hitting both.

Sophomore quarterback Cooper Nunley hit Oklahoma State safety commit Dylan Harding for a 49-yard gain late in the third quarter to set up Trent Taber's second touchdown run of the night. Then Nunley found Harding again for a 38-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to close the scoring.

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by Scott Wright
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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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