PHOTO GALLERY: Westmoore Makes School History, Wins Southwest Show Down
Sep 10, 2011
Southmoore hosted Westmoore Friday night, Sept. 9, at Moore Schools Stadium for the annual “Southwest Show Down.”
Since its opening in 2008, Southmoore has won the “Southwest Show Down” every year. Coming off a tough lost last week against Edmond North, the SaberCats were ready to earn their first win of the season and hold on to their “Southwest Show Down” title.
But the Jaguars had other plans.
Westmoore was coming off their strong win in last week’s Moore War game, winning 34-11. Junior receiver Jhames West had quite the coming out party in week one. Week two was junior running back Austin Richards turn to steal the show.
Senior wide receiver Austin Bowling completed Westmoore’s first of 20 first downs of the night to start the game.
Quarterback Trevor Thompson completed the 7-yard pass to Bowling on the next play.
The Austin Richards show began when Thompson handed it off to the running back who ran it to the 30-yard line for a first down.
Westmoore completed one more first down but was forced to punt on their opening drive.
On Southmoore’s opening drive, SaberCat quarterback Tre Edwards’ pass was intercepted by Westmoore’s junior linebacker Josh Morgan.
The Jaguars found themselves at the 8-yard line for first and goal. The ball went to Richards who ran it in for a touchdown.
Westmoore was on the board first, 7-0, with 5:09 left in the first quarter.
Thompson made a near perfect 41-yard pass to sophomore Jaguar wide receiver Lexus Lee who went down at the 11-yard line.
Sophomore kicker Austin Dodd’s field goal was good and brought the Jaguars up 10-0.
It was Southmoore’s turn to put points up.
After several attempts early in the first quarter, senior running back Andrew Long carried the ball for a first down.
The SaberCats were third-and-11.
The handoff went to Long who ran towards a possible gap in the line along the north edge of the field. To the surprise of everyone, except the Southmoore offense and coaching staff, Long pitched it back to back-up quarterback Manuel Hernandez who then made a 45-yard pass into the end zone. Junior wide receiver Johnathan Martin caught the pass.
Southmoore was looking to close the gap, bringing the score to 10-7 and ending the first quarter.
Two Southmoore defensive penalties helped push the Jaguars up to the 15-yard line.
Thompson’s pass to wide receiver Dalton Craig was good to bring Westmoore to a first and goal situation.
At third-and-1 the ball found itself in the hands of Richards again who carried it in for his second touchdown of the night.
The extra point attempt was no good, and the score was now 16-7, Westmoore on top.
Westmoore quickly found themselves in scoring position once again when sophomore running back Keiron Hardrick ran the ball to the 13-yard line.
The Jags were third-and-6. Once again, Richards was the man - touchdown Jaguars.
Also once again, the extra point was no good, but the score was now 22-7, Westmoore with the lead to end the half.
Southmoore’s Edwards found senior wide receiver Issac Whitney deep down the field early in the third quarter. The 36-yard pass was complete and brought the SaberCats to the 5-yard line.
Senior kicker Mitch Johnson’s field goal was good and made the score 22-10.
The SaberCats found the end zone again later in the second half. The drive began with a good kick return to the Westmoore 44-yard line. A defensive personal foul against the Jaguars moved the Cats up to the 30-yard line.
From there, junior running back Karltrell Henderson ran the ball in 30 yards for the touchdown, making the score 22-16.
The Jaguars were third-and-9 on their next drive when Thompson found Lee and completed the 78-yard pass to the wide receiver.
Westmoore was now ahead 28-16.
Southmoore threw another interception, this one picked off by Jhames West.
Richards completed back-to-back first down carries.
A penalty on the SaberCat defense moved the Jaguars to first-and-goal.
On the next play Richards completed his fourth touchdown of the night to bring the score up to 34-16. By the end of the game Austin Richards had 103 rushing yards in 30 carries.
Westmoore’s Trevor Thompson completed 14 of 21 passes for 210 total yards.
Lexus Lee finished the game with 124 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Southmoore’s Karltrell Henderson rushed for 109 yards in six carries on the night.
Tre Edwards completed six of 15 passes and had two interceptions.
Johnathan Martin totaled for 91 receiving yards.
The Jaguar defense held Southmoore’s star running back Andrew Long to only 31 rushing yards on the night. Last year, Long had 132 rushing yards against the Jaguars.
For the first time in school history, Westmoore won the “Southwest Show Down” and was named City Champions by winning Friday’s game, 34-16.
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