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By Trent Shadid, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Southmoore’s 24-21 victory at Moore Stadium wasn’t secured until Edmond North fumbled the snap on what would have been a game-tying 23-yard field goal and the SaberCats recovered with two seconds remaining.
Mustang’s Chandler Garrett admittedly had the worst passing night of his varsity football career Friday night, but the Bronco coaches still wanted the ball in the hands of their junior quarterback. Garrett rushed the ball 13 times for 78 yards, with three crucial runs on the game-clinching final drive that gave the sixth-ranked Broncos a 7-3 win over Southmoore at Bronco Stadium.
The complexion of the high school football season changes with every week of district play, and suddenly, games that were expected to have big implications on district races suddenly don’t mean as much. At the same time, games that weren’t expected to be significantly impactful are surprisingly so. Week 7 has a lot of the second type of game.
Travis Wilson began the game as the quarterback for the Utes but he might have lost his job early. He was removed in the first quarter in favor of another junior signal caller, Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson. Head coach Kyle Whittingham's decision to use the former Southmoore standout might have won the Utes the game.
"We had gone with three three-and-outs with the first series and we couldn't move the ball," Whittingham said. "We had had that discussion all week with Travis and Kendal in the game. We gave Kendal a shot to see what happens."
Safety Cassius Hill sealed the solid defensive effort with an interception in the end zone late in the fourth quarter as the No. 4-ranked Jaguars won a second consecutive city title with a 20-7 victory in the Southwest Showdown at Moore Stadium.
“We’ve been planning on our defense doing some things for us and relying on them,” said Southmoore coach Jeremy Stark. “I think they did that for us tonight. They caused the turnovers and got the offense back on the field to take advantage of it.”