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Southmoore scrimmage notebook: Southmoore defense, quarterbacks shine

“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.”
by Trent Shadid Published: August 28, 2014
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Southmoore’s defense held Bixby and Choctaw scoreless during a 12-minute quarter against each on Thursday night at Moore Stadium.

The SaberCats also intercepted Choctaw quarterback Jonah Llanusa twice.


“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.”

The interceptions set up both of Southmoore’s touchdowns on the night.

Junior receiver Dunya Rice scored on a 15-yard connection with freshman quarterback Casey Thompson.

Thompson has been splitting time with sophomore Conner Uselton throughout the preseason. Uselton had the other score for Southmoore with a 10-yard run.

Both quarterbacks played well throughout Thursday’s action, and Stark says a decision on a starter might not be made before the SaberCats first game against Edmond Memorial next Thursday.

“We’ll watch the film from tonight and talk about it, but we’ve got three non-district games where we can play both of them and see what happens.”

MISCOMMUNICATION LEADS TO CHOCTAW MISTAKES

Choctaw’s Llanusa played well during the rapid-fire portion of the scrimmage before uncharacteristically throwing three interceptions during the game action.

The Yellowjackets started strong but struggled after a 30-minute lightning delay between the rapid fire and game competition.

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by Trent Shadid
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Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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