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High schools: Southmoore might have Class 6A's best offense

Only other team in state's biggest class with more points is Edmond Santa Fe — and that's by only a touchdown.
by Ryan Aber Published: October 7, 2012
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photo - Southmoore's Tre Edwards (11) drops back to pass during a high school football game between Edmond Santa Fe and Southmoore at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Southmoore's Tre Edwards (11) drops back to pass during a high school football game between Edmond Santa Fe and Southmoore at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

It's hard to argue when Southmoore players say it.

“We feel like we have the best offense in the state right now,” SaberCats tight end Jackson Stallings said after Southmoore beat then-No. 1 Lawton 20-17 on Thursday night.

Only one other team in Class 6A — Edmond Santa Fe — has scored more points than Southmoore (254-248) through six weeks.

Santa Fe is plenty good with offensive standouts such as Justice Hansen and Trevon Smith leading the way.

Southmoore had scored at least 33 points in each game until Thursday, relying on a up-tempo style.

“That's what our coaches preach,” Southmoore quarterback Tre Edwards said. “Tempo is a big thing in our offense. We want to wear down defenses and if we execute, we're going to be able to do that.”

It worked plenty in the first half against the Wolverines, as Southmoore built a 20-2 lead by halftime.

For the second time this season, though, the SaberCats built a big lead only to have to hold on until the end.

Against Westmoore on Sept. 7, Southmoore led 21-7 heading into the fourth quarter before needing double overtime to win.

Those two experiences have SaberCats coach Jeff Brickman re-evaluating things.

“We've got in trouble some when we've built a lead and tried to take our foot off the pedal and kill the clock. It's not how we practice things, so it gets us in trouble,” Brickman said. “I think if we just kept running the tempo and doing what we do, we'd be all right.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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