NORMAN — Westmoore's Bryson Lee had some extra motivation this week, knowing he'd be playing on the same field as Norman North quarterback David Cornwell.
The junior scored four touchdowns, outshining Cornwell and leading the Jaguars to a 45-31 win over the Timberwolves on Friday night at Harve Collins Field.
“Cornwell, he's a freak over there,” Lee said. “Of course it motivated me to play against him. The coaches talked to me this week about trying to out-play him and just do the best I can.”
In just his third game as the starting quarterback, Lee racked up 442 all-purpose yards, going 23-for-31 through the air and rushing for 72 yards on 15 carries.
“I'm just here to get W's and that's what we are doing,” said Lee, who has the No. 8 Jaguars off to a 3-0 start in Class 6A. “I don't want to say I've been totally surprised by the way I've played, but I have been a little shocked by some the results I've been getting. It's been great so far, can't complain.”
Westmoore coach Billy Langford called Lee's performance a perfect example of how far he's come as a quarterback in a short time.
“He played really well tonight,” said Westmoore coach Billy Langford. “He's really ahead of where we thought he would be at this point. He's making decisions that a veteran would make at that position. I can't ask for anything more.”
Lee was perfect in the first half, completing all 12 of his pass attempts for 253 yards and two touchdowns as the Jaguars took a 28-17 lead into halftime.
The majority of his first-half yardage came on big plays to junior receiver Dahu Green, including a 90-yard touchdown pass.
Green had four catches for 155 yards before leaving the game and not returning after the first quarter with an apparent right arm injury. Westmoore was already without star receiver Lexus Lee, but depth at the position allowed the offense to keep rolling.
“Fortunately we are deep enough at receiver that when we have an injury we can cover that,” Langford said. “The confidence level of that group is unbelievable right now. The next guy in needs to go make plays, and that's what they do.”
Cornwell, who has committed to Alabama, was 26-for-46 with 341 yards and three touchdowns, all three to senior receiver Nick Basquine. But Norman North (1-2), which surrendered at least 38 points for a third straight week, struggled to slow down the Jaguars' offense.
The game was delayed for several minutes in the first quarter after Westmoore senior offensive lineman Matt Whitney was injured.
Whitney was diagnosed with a broken fibula. He returned home from the hospital Friday night and is expected to be reevaluated sometime next week.