MOORE — Todd Watters knew his team couldn’t afford to make mistakes. Playing Edmond North was going to be difficult enough, but if Moore was going to pull off the upset, it had to be efficient and careful.
Unfortunately for the Lions, they were neither. On a night it turned the ball over five times, Moore fell 49-16 to the Huskies at Moore Stadium.
“You can’t do that and expect to be in the ball game,” Watters said. “You can’t turn the ball over, you can’t give up the big plays. Offensively, we are still making silly penalties. You just can’t do that against Edmond North and still expect to stay in the ball game. We have to play an almost error-free ball game to play with those guys.”
The loss drops the Lions to 2-3 in the District 6A-3. With only two games left against Norman North and Midwest City, its prospects of making the postseason are becoming slimmer.
“We have to keep our confidence,” Harris said. “Keep playing hard and come out and shock Norman North.”
The Huskies reached the end zone on the game’s first possession. It methodically worked its way 85 yards down the field before it hit pay dirt. Michael Farmer scored from nine yards out as he carried half the Lions’ defense on his back across the goal line.
Harris fumbled the ensuing kickoff return, and North scored three plays later to take a 14-0 lead.
The Lions’ issues with holding onto the ball came back to bite them again in the second quarter as it was driving inside North territory. After Colin Webb completed a pass to Carlton Robertson, the junior fought for the first down but then loss control of the football. The Huskies recovered but were unable to do anything with it as the Lions’ defense held firm.