The Moore American


October 31, 2012

Down to the wire



Wild win confuses playoff picture: With Mustang’s wild win over Lawton on Friday, Norman High was guaranteed second place in the district.

The rest of the playoff picture is a bit more fuzzy.

Four teams remain tied with a 3-3 district record. Out of those four squads — Lawton, Edmond Memorial, Mustang and Southmoore — only two will make the playoffs, all because of Mustang’s hard-fought victory over the Wolverines.

In the game, which Mustang won 37-34, the lead changed hands four times in the second half. Lawton fought back from a 10-point deficit to take a 34-30 lead late in the game, but Mustang’s Frankie Edwards led the Broncos on a 10-play, 80-yard drive in the final minutes to put Mustang on top for good. The Bronco defense was then able to stuff Lawton on the last drive of the game to clinch the victory and throw the playoff picture into confusion.

“You better be able to play in this district,” Mustang coach Ty Prestidge said after the game. “Outside of Norman and Edmond Santa Fe, we’re scratching and clawing.”

Mustang visits Southmoore at 7 p.m. Friday, while Edmond Memorial hosts Putnam City West and Lawton visits Norman.

Kicking problems solved: After almost an entire season of looking for a steady field goal kicker, Southmoore may have finally settled on their man. In its 63-7 win over Choctaw Friday, Alejandro Cordero went 9-of-9 from extra point.

“I was pleased with our extra point guy,” Southmoore coach Jeff Brickman said. “We’ve had different kickers here and there. He mad nine in a row and we haven’t done that in a long time. So I was really pleased with him.”

Starter benched: Southmoore was without Karltrell Henderson Saturday after the 1,000 yard rusher was benched for discipline issues. He was replaced in the lineup by Reginald Danzler, who had a strong game for the SaberCats.

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