NORMAN — Once Trevor Thompson started throwing the ball to his own receivers, the Westmoore Jaguars started rolling Friday night.
Thompson threw three interceptions in the first half but rebounded to toss three touchdown passes after halftime, leading the unbeaten Jaguars to a 28-17 win over Norman North at Harve Collins Field.
Thompson completed 20 of 35 passes for 210 yards and was complemented by running back Austin Richards, who had 22 carries for 160 yards, including a 63-yard run in the first quarter that provided Westmoore's only first-half points.
Norman North (1-2) lost starting quarterback Peyton Gavras to an apparent concussion on the third play of the second quarter. Backup Chad Ehrhart came in and threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Trey Wormington to put the Timberwolves up 17-7 with 16 seconds left in the first half.
But little went right for Norman North after that. The Timberwolves had just three first downs in the second half and didn't cross midfield. Trailing 21-17, the Timberwolves almost pulled off a successful double pass, but Corbin Cleveland – behind every Westmoore defender – couldn't hang onto a perfectly thrown ball by Channing Meyer.
North finished with just 35 rushing yards for the game.
Westmoore coach Billy Langford praised the Jaguars (3-0) for listening to coaches at halftime and correcting mistakes.
“We quit giving up big plays,” Langford said. “We came out in the second half and stopped getting penalties and backing ourselves up in a hole. We just played pretty good, clean football. If you can go out and play clean football, you can be successful.”
Thompson connected with Dalton Craig on scoring passes of 30 and 3 yards and hit Austin Bowling for a 22-yard touchdown that gave Westmoore its first lead.
“Sometimes he tends to put more pressure on himself than what he needs to do, but he's a competitor and he wants to have that pressure,” Langford said of Thompson. “He responded really well in the second half.”