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High school football: Westmoore has 'average' night

Jags lose 7-0 half-game scrimmage to Edmond North.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid Published: August 29, 2013
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‘AVERAGE' NIGHT FOR WESTMOORE

Westmoore coach Billy Langford wasn't overly impressed with his team's performance in a 7-0 half-game loss to Edmond North, but he encouraged his club to move forward with Thursday's learning experience.

“We were average,” he said. “We've got to get our offensive line guys squared away. These teams give us a bunch of different looks. So it will be interesting to see how they perform with a week of practice where they can know what to expect instead of just jumping out there against all these different defenses in a scrimmage like this.”

Junior Bryson Lee took all the first-team snaps at quarterback Thursday night and is expected to be the starter in the Moore War next Friday. He has a deep group of receivers

“It's a good, solid group, and pretty deep,” Langford said. “Some guys who can make some plays. We're excited about those guys.”

SOUTHMOORE DEFENSE PICKING UP

Senior Jalen Adams knows the offense is still a work in progress with a new starting quarterback and other holes being filled around him. But he was impressed by the play of the defense against Norman North on Thursday night in Mustang.

“Our defense definitely stepped it up since last week's scrimmage,” Adams said. “I'm proud of them. They're really flying to the ball and making plays.

“We're coming together on offense. We've got to get the chemistry down with the young guys, but they're pretty smart, so I think they'll get it down soon.”

MEMORIAL'S MARCHÀ MAKES 52-YARD FG

Edmond Memorial senior kicker Justin Marchà made a 52-yard field goal as time expired to seal a 24-21 victory for the Bulldogs against Del City.

The two teams played just one half of football with a running clock.

With no timeouts, Memorial was able to scramble and get the kick off following an intentional grounding penalty.

“Justin did a great job,” Edmond Memorial coach Justin Merideth said. “That field goal there at the end was a good kick, and he's worked really hard. I'm proud of him.”

PENALTY PROBLEM

First came the holding penalty, then the illegal procedure penalty, then personal foul penalty and then the delay of game.

They all left Moore coach Todd Watters shaking his head.

“Oh my goodness,” he said when asked about the offensive line's struggles at this week's scrimmage.

“We've got one experienced starter on the offensive line and that shows. We're making silly mistakes. What was disappointing is that our returner got a penalty, but his is usually due to effort. He does a great job.

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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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by Jacob Unruh
Reporter
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
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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