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September 23, 2013

Moore suffers insult and injury in loss to Southmoore



The duo combined on 10 passes for more than 200 yards, with Basquine providing the deep-ball threat that coach Wade Standley hoped he would for the squad. With a trip to the much-improved Midwest City on Friday, the T-Wolves’ prolific offense will get its toughest test of the season against a Bombers’ unit that is giving up an average of just 10 points a game.

Special teams a consistent threat for Tigers: Norman High may have had troubles with its offense on Friday in a loss to Yukon, but the Tigers again were put into the best position possible by the special teams.

After two special teams touchdowns gave the Tigers the boost they needed to get on top of Moore, the kicking game again gave them a leg up on Yukon.

Though the Tigers were unable to take full advantage, kicker Matt Hockett was nearly flawless for the squad. He hit two field goals of 39 and 42 yards, while averaging more than 40 yards a punt and booting nearly every kick this season into the opposing end zone. The senior is 3-for-4 on field goals the season.

Versatility: In Southmoore’s win, no player was asked to do more than Dunya Rice. The sophomore had three carries for 87 yards and a touchdown on offense and started his first game at cornerback on defense.

When the season started, Southmoore coach Jeff Brickman wanted to use Rice as his quarterback in wildcat formations. He was considered a CO-starting quarterback.

However, as the season has progressed, Southmoore hasn’t used the wildcat style formation much, but have still found ways to keep Rice involved in the game.

“I just keep working at practice and try to start at everything I can to help my team out to win and stay on top,” Rice said. “I try to be an athlete.”

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