But it was Spead who cross the goalline on a six yard touchdown run to give the Cats a 23-7 lead late in the third quarter.
On Southmoore’s next possession, Walker made four defenders miss in mid-air before scampering for a14 yard TD run to start the fourth quarter. But the Titans responded when Dillon Lohr returned the ensuing kick-off 90 yards for a touchdown.
Southmoore led 30-14.
Carl Albert attempted an onside kick, but Tyler Rinaldi plucked it out of the air and returned for a 50 yard touchdown that put the contest away for the Cats.
Spead led all rushers with 131 yards. Walker added 114.
Uselton completed only a few passes in his first start. But he did enough to keep the Titans’ defense from stacking the line of scrimmage to gang up on the run.
“We are very, very tough to beat,” Spead said. “If anybody can stop that run, then we are going to dump it over with the pass. So it’s impossible.”
Southmoore and Westmoore will face off at 7 p.m. Friday with each team coming off convincing wins in their season opener. While the Jaguars took care of Moore for the 13th consecutive time, the SaberCats pounded defending 5A state champion Carl Albert.
The Southwest Showdown could come down to which team can make the most plays out of its passing game. With first year quarterbacks under center for both teams, they have turned into predominantly power running offensive units. Southmoore’s Pierce Speed and Jaelon Walker each ran for over 100 yards against the Titans while Westmoore’s Kieron Hardrick reached the endzone three times in Moore War.
But the Cats and Jags have shown they can make plays downfield when needed.
Southmoore freshman quarterback Conner Uselton and Westmoore junior Bryson Lee each tossed touchdown passes last week.