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Kieron Hardrick, Bryson Lee lead Westmoore rout of Muskogee

BY MURRAY EVANS, For The Oklahoman Published: October 4, 2013

The Roughers had one shining star – senior receiver Anthony King, who caught 12 passes for 109 yards.

Thanks to one long punt return and four turnovers in the game's first 15 minutes by the Roughers, Westmoore started its first five drives at the Muskogee 25, the Muskogee 28, the Muskogee 23, the Muskogee 46 and the Muskogee 7. Twice the Roughers held on downs, but Westmoore eventually started rolling.

After an interception by Austin Freeman, Hardrick scored on a 1-yard run on the Jaguars' opening possession. It was still 7-0 after one quarter before the floodgates opened. Westmoore's Denver Beebe recovered a fumble by Muskogee quarterback Quintahj Cherry at the Roughers' 7, leading to another 1-yard scoring run by Hardrick.

Lee, who completed 13 of 19 passes for 207 yards, hit Green for gains of 31 and 8 yards on the Jaguars' next drive, the latter going for a touchdown that made it 20-0. After a Muskogee punt, Westmoore's Jake Dyer – while falling down – caught a tipped pass from Lee for a 35-yard gain and Hardrick soon followed with a 27-yard touchdown run.

Jaylen Bennett returned an interception 35 yards for another touchdown for the Jaguars with 46 seconds left before halftime.

“They've had a good few weeks here as far as getting turnovers,” Langford said of the Jaguars' defense. “I hope they continue that. Our offense likes it. We've got to cash in more when they give it to us like that, but they've done a great job. We had a good night tonight stripping. We put a pretty big emphasis on that type of stuff. … It's good to see it pay off.”

Green caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Lee in the third quarter and Lee added a 3-yard scoring run early in the fourth quarter. Muskogee avoided a shutout with an 82-yard scoring drive in the final minutes, with Cherry scoring on a 7-yard run.