The Moore American

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September 13, 2012

Tigers upend Lions with big plays, turnovers

(Continued)

MOORE —

The Lions will pound the rock.

In two contests, MHS has accounted for 407 rushing yards. Under first year coach Todd Watters, it has dedicated itself to running the ball. The Lions have 93 carries compared to only 18 pass attempts.

Webb leads the ground charge for MHS. He’s rushed for more than a 100 yards each game, despite not starting the opener against Westmoore.

“Colin has done a great job of making the correct reads on the option,” Watters said. “Our line has improved, but we started or played three sophomores Thursday night on offense, and many upperclassmen that have no varsity game experience, so we still are not as consistent as we need to be.”

The Lions return to action Friday when they face Southmoore in the Battle of the Big Cats. SMH has a chance to win the city championship while Moore is looking to just win its first game.

The SaberCats defeated MHS 28-12 last year and are coming off an emotional win over Westmoore.

“Southmoore is so explosive on offense that it will be very difficult to slow them down,” Watters said. “We need Southmoore to turn the ball over and make mistakes, and we will have to play a flawless game.”

Ward’s status in limbo?:Southmoore senior D.J. Ward had expected to find out Wednesday if he would be eligible to play Friday in his first football game of the season. After transferring from Oklahoma City Douglass two weeks ago, the 6-3, 245 defensive end was waiting for the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association to clear his hardship waiver.

Yet, according to OSSAA staff member Ron Etheridge, Executive Director Ed Sheakley and the bulk of the staff have gone to a sectional meeting in Denver and will not return until Saturday. Even though Ward and the SaberCat coaches were expecting an answer this week, it doesn’t look like that will happen before Friday’s game against Moore.

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