MOORE — Southmoore put together its best performance of the season on Friday night when the SaberCats needed it the most.
Senior running back Jaelon Walker rushed for 176 yards, and the defense shut down star running back Warren Wand as Southmoore ground out a 17-3 victory over Edmond Memorial at Moore Stadium.
“It's huge for us because this was the first game I really felt we played good in all three phases,” said Southmoore coach Jeff Brickman, whose team won consecutive games for the first time this season. “(Our players) executed the game plan that we put together really well. Our running game, kicking, and especially the defense were all great tonight.”
Southmoore (5-3, 3-2 in District 6A-4) now sits in a four-way tie for second place in a crowded District 6A-4.
The SaberCats took the lead on the game's opening drive with a Pierce Spead 2-yard touchdown run to cap a 14-play drive.
Spead's score was set up by Walker, who had nine carries and 60 yards on the drive.
“We definitely had a little extra motivation to show what we can do,” Walker said. “We wanted to come out and show that we can really run the ball, too. Warren Wand is a really great running back, but we have a lot of confidence in what we can do as well.”