The Moore American


September 26, 2012

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



Bixby didn’t have the personnel for quick strikes and big plays. With its spread offense, it tried to shorten the contest using a ground attack .

But that played right into the hands of the Jaguars’ defense. With Jacob Tilley, Soloman Vanover and Josh Morgan stuffing the run, it left Bixby with few options but to put the ball in the air.

Quarterback Marshall Ray peppered the middle of the field with quick, short passes and drove the team down to the Jaguars’ 4-yard line early in the second quarter. But on fourth down, instead of going for a field goal, the Spartans went for the touchdown pass that was incomplete.

“Defensively we just stood our ground,” Langford said. “They had a few drives on us. But we ended up digging in at the right time. Made enough plays to hold.”

West later completed a 66-yard touchdown pass to Alexander Svetgoff to give the Jags a 14-0 advantage into halftime.

The teams traded punts throughout the third quarter until the Spartans (2-2) allowed a snap to go over the punter’s head and the Jags got the ball on the 31-yard line. Three plays later Kieron Hardrick put Westmoore up 21-0. It was the first of two touchdowns for the junior.

“It’s very important to get the running game going because we can’t just depend on the passing game all the time,” Hardrick said. “Sometimes defenses will key on that. So we have to get our running game and passing game together.”

Bixby finally got on the scoreboard early in the fourth quarter and had momentum on its side. But that evaporated when West broke loose for a 78-yard TD run that dashed the hopes of the Spartans and put the game away.

“I thought we broke them right there,” Finn said. “We are good at wearing people down. When defenses are tired come the fourth quarter, we are fresh.”

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