The Jaguars (5-3) took advantage when Kieron Hardrick broke loose for a 67-yard run to get the Jaguars out of the shadow of its own end zone. He scored two plays later. Hardrick added a 69-yard TD late in the first half to put the Jags up by 28 points. He broke a tackle at the 10-yard line to reach the end zone.
Hardrick and Richards combined for four touchdowns in the first half.
While the Jags’ offense kept pounding the Chieftains with its ground game, the defense was in bend-but-don’t-break mode. SHS was able to drive the field several times, but Westmoore’s cast of playmakers seemed to always make a play. That included Justin George and Chase Huckeby coming up with consecutive sacks to force Sapulpa into a 45-yard field goal right before half.
“Our guys have done a good job of that all year long,” Westmoore coach Billy Langford said. “They have given up some drives but in the end they find a way to get them stopped.”
Westmoore led 28-3 heading into the third period.
The Chieftains (5-3) began the first half by attempting an onside kick. However, Westmoore recovered near midfield. West then hit Johnny Randall for a 46-yard touchdown pass.
“It’s hard to stop when you have an offensive line like us and everyone expects you to run, run, run then you throw play-action at them,” West said. “I think that’s what we were missing last week.”
After Bryson Lee picked off Gottsch, West connected with Lexus Lee for a 28-yard scoring strike. West threw a total of three touchdowns in the period and Richards added another TD run to put the game away.
“Coach really demands excellence and really wants us to be mean,” Morgan said. “He was emphasizing that all week, that if we come out and play hard they will lay down. And they did just that.”
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