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Tailback Kieron Hardrick leads Westmoore in Moore War win

Westmoore (1-0) extended its winning streak over Moore (0-1) to 13 games and the Jaguars can win the Moore city championship next week when they face Southmoore.
BY MURRAY EVANS, For The Oklahoman Published: September 6, 2013
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Soon after, the stadium lights went out, resulting in a 15-minute delay. Hardrick made sure the Jaguars kept their momentum. First he carried 24 yards to the Westmoore 33, and three plays later, he caught the screen pass from quarterback Bryson Lee. When asked about his stiff-arm on the play, a wide smile crossed Hardrick's face.

“It was just quick instinct on that one,” Hardrick said. “It was the last thing I could think of, so I just stiff-armed him and kept going. … That kind of got the tempo going with the team. Big plays like that will get us going. After that, it's hard to stop us.”

Devonte Cooper returned the ensuing kickoff 72 yards to put the Lions at the Moore 15, but they had to settle for a 29-yard field goal by Dalton Witherspoon. Westmoore then marched 94 yards and scored again 59 seconds before halftime on a 10-yard run by A.J. Oliver, putting the Jaguars up 20-3.

All told, the Jaguars eventually scored on six consecutive possessions from the end of the first quarter through the end of the third quarter. Hardrick, who finished with 77 yards on 11 carries, added a 2-yard touchdown run in the second half and Dahu Green made a leaping 14-yard touchdown grab.

Lee finished 16-of-22 passing for 279 yards and one touchdown.

Moore quarterback Jordan Bernhardy rushed 18 times for 70 yards out of the Lions' triple-option attack, but the Lions finished only 2-of-8 passing for 24 yards. Moore had just 106 yards of offense.

Witherspoon hit another 33-yard field goal in the third quarter to account for Moore's other points.