MOORE — Southmoore just needed a win. After getting slammed the week before by Edmond Santa Fe, it needed to get back on a winning streak and fast.
In came Putnam City West to help out. The Patriots have struggled the entire year and the SaberCats just added to their misery Friday with a 69-19 pummeling at Moore Stadium.
Southmoore (4-1, 2-1) will get a much tougher test next week when it heads to Lawton to take on undefeated Lawton High. The SaberCats hope the win over the Patriots sent a warning that they are back to form.
“It was real big,” Southmoore’s Reginald Dantzler said. “We worked hard at practice all week trying to redeem ourselves and make a statement for Lawton. I feel like we did. Now it’s back to the practice field to practice harder.”
Jaelon Walker got the night started for Southmoore with a 70-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage. It was a good indicator of how the rest of the night was going to go.
Three minutes later the SaberCats scored again on a 42-yard pass from Tre Edwards to Jackson Stallings. The offense had been on the field a total of three plays and led 14-0.
PCW responded with a Keontre Bryant touchdown to cut into the ‘Cat’s lead. But that didn’t last long. Walker struck again for a 47-yard touchdown reception to push the lead to 21-6.
Southmoore tailback Karltrell Henderson didn’t get into the action until 2:30 left in the first period. He responded with a 52-yard touchdown run.
After the Patriots fumbled the ensuing kickoff, Stallings and Edwards connected again for a touchdown.
Leading 27-6 the game was essentially over before the second quarter even started.
Southmoore wound up leading 34-12 at half-time. It would have been more if not for the 100 penalty yards it racked up in the first half.