“It's a great advantage to have a guy like him out there,” Stallings said. “He can run between the tackles when we need it or break outside.
“What Jaelon provides coming out of the backfield or lining up wherever he does complements all of us very well.”
As a freshman, Walker played quarterback, but Brickman, then an assistant, and the rest of Southmoore's coaches quickly realized his skill set could be better utilized in other spots.
His hands, though, have been a pleasant surprise.
“Early on as a sophomore, we realized we needed to move him there,” Brickman said. “We weren't sure how he'd handle being in that spot, but once we found out he played point guard for the basketball team, we knew he could handle it.”
Two weeks ago, Southmoore beat rival Westmoore in double overtime. Last week, it struggled at times against Moore before pulling away late.
Now, Southmoore gets a shot against another of the top teams in the state in Edmond Santa Fe.
“We needed a little adversity,” Walker said. “You never want anything to come too easy. There's a lot we could've done differently, and we're getting those things fixed this week.”