Share “Owasso holds off Westmoore”

BY JUSTIN HITE, Special Correspondent Modified: November 20, 2010 at 12:35 am •  Published: November 19, 2010

— Coach Billy Langford watched his defense play one of its best games of the season Friday night against Owasso.

As they had done all year, the Westmoore Jaguars slowed a high-powered offense and gave their own offense a chance to win.

Westmoore's offense just couldn't find the end zone. Both teams were held scoreless in the second half as Owasso won 16-6 in the Class 6A quarterfinals.

Owasso will play Jenks in the semifinals.

“We'd move the ball to the 30-yard line and turn it over, or get a penalty, or something like that,” Langford said. “I felt like we moved the ball pretty well, we just couldn't cash in.”

The Westmoore defense stopped Owasso (7-4) three separate times on fourth down deep in Westmoore territory. But Owasso was able to do the same. The Rams picked off Westmoore quarterback Trevor Thompson twice inside the red zone and forced a fumble late in the game.

“We moved the ball,” Langford said. “Once we got across the 50(-yard line), it seemed to stall.”

It got even harder to score when the Jaguars (6-6) lost senior running back Cody Feuerborn. With 54 seconds left in the third quarter, Feuerborn took a hit to the head and didn't return. Westmoore only gained 21 yards on two drives after Feuerborn left the game.

“He's a big part of what we do and he's been the heart and soul of our offense,” Langford said. “When he goes out, it makes it tougher.”