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October 21, 2012

T-Wolves close enough to smell title

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“We made the plays when we needed to,” Santa Fe coach Lance Manning said after the game. “Everyone stepped up tonight.”

SaberCats in trouble:With Southmoore's 27-20 loss to Edmond Memorial Friday, it has put itself in a difficult position. It sits tied for fifth place with Mustang in District 6A-4 and only two games remaining. It now not only must win out, but need for either Lawton or Edmond Memorial to lose one or two games.

The SaberCats have games with Choctaw and Mustang in the final two weeks. Both games are at Moore Stadium.

Against Edmond, Southmoore racked up 525 total yards, including 310 on the ground.

Nelson’s big game pulls CCS through:CCS traveled to Dallas on Friday to take on Dallas HSAA, and the circumstances made for a difficult game. Having traveled three hours and not having a locker room to dress in, the Royals came out “a little out of sync,” assistant Gary Haler said.

But that didn’t stop CCS from pulling out a tight game behind a big night from wide receiver Blake Nelson.

Nelson finished with five receptions for 98 yards and three touchdowns. He also added 13 yards running the ball out of the Wildcat formation, including the winning touchdown with less than a minute on the clock.

“Our defense showed up in the fourth quarter,” Haler said. “We held them to three-and-outs, and our offense had the ball for more than three-quarters of the fourth.”

Tackling machine: Westmoore’s Josh Morgan has continued the standard he started last year as being one of the best defenders in the state. The 5-10, 220-pound middle linebacker is averaging almost 13 tackles a game for the Jaguars and leads Class 6A.

Coming into Friday’s 56-6 win over Sapulpa, he had already accounted for 90 tackles. That includes 19 against Putnam City and 18 versus Southmoore.

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