The Moore American

Sports

September 26, 2012

Westmoore pounds Spartans in second half to earn 35-6 victory

MOORE — It was one of those nights for Westmoore. One in which it couldn’t rely on the excitement of a rivalry or the enthusiasm of its own crowd to get them hyped. When it faced Bixby Friday at Moore Stadium, it was an uninspiring type of night, and coach Billy Langford knew it was coming.

Despite that, the Jaguars did what good teams do on those occasions. They went to work and pulled out a 35-6 victory over the Spartans in the first district game of the season.

“I thought it was just solid,” Langford said. “I didn’t think it was great. I thought it was just a solid, pretty workmanlike night. I would rather we not have to win like that. But I also know that after the non-district that they had, the mental fatigue was there. So it was good character for them to be able to grind one out like it was.”

It was the offensive line that paved the way for the Jaguars’ (3-1) victory. Zach Clark, Jacob Finn, Noah Hammons, Nick Hardaway and Ty Watkins started the game slow but as the night wore on, their punishing style took its toll on Bixby.

“We didn’t play very well in the first half,” Finn said. “Kind of sluggish. But once in the second half we started breaking them for long runs. We got it going towards the very end and started wearing them down. If we can get four quarters of where we are wearing people down, we can be really good.”

Yet, it was Westmoore that struck first. On the game’s first possession, quarterback Jhames West scored on a 10-yard run less than three minutes into the game. But the Jaguars didn’t see the end zone again the rest of the period.

Text Only
Sports
  • Castiglione takes over chairman

    Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione has been named chairman of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee for the 2015-16 academic year.

    July 23, 2014

  • Sooners top preseason poll

    Oklahoma will start the season as the overwhelming favorite to win the Big 12 Conference.

    July 23, 2014

  • Major storylines heading into new season

    The Big 12 Conference Media Days took place Monday and Tuesday at the Dallas Omni Hotel. The two day event elicited far more questi

    July 23, 2014

  • Working to get back

    The high school fast pitch season is set to kick-off in the next few weeks. While all three area teams head into the year with designs on winning the state title, Moore may have the most motivation.

    July 22, 2014

  • Taking it easy Most Big 12 squads won’t shy from tough schedules

    DALLAS — Never have the words “Final Four” been used so often at a football media gathering. Monday at Big 12 Football Media Days,

    July 22, 2014

  • OU standout has a busy offseason on the diamond

    When Oklahoma graduate Destinee Martinez was named to the Team USA softball roster for the second consecutive year earlier this summer, Sooner fans were given a way to follow one of their favorite players even after her graduation.

    July 22, 2014

  • Thunder moving 66ers South into Oklahoma City

    The last five years, the Oklahoma City Thunder have had an unsung hero in their rise to the top of the NBA. Along with the talents

    July 22, 2014

  • bootcamp Westmoore girls putting in work at bootcamp

    Westmoore girls basktball coach Andrea Guziec is known for her intensity. She is constantly pushing and prodding her players to play at their best.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • soonersuni.jpg Sooners unveil new uniforms

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Stark takes over at Southmoore

    For the second time in the school’s history, Southmoore didn’t have to look far to find a new football coach. The Moore Board of Education approved the hiring of Jeremy Stark to take over the program Monday during a special board meeting at Moore High.

    July 1, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide