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November 10, 2012

Westmoore takes Union to the brink before falling short of first-round upset

NORMAN — If not for being turned around on a fourth-down conversion try late in the game, Westmoore might have pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent high school football history. Perennial power Union scraped by Westmoore 17-14 in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs Friday night, but not without a fight from the Jaguars.

Trailing 10-0 at the half, Westmoore’s Jhames West put the Jags on the scoreboard with a one-yard run in the third quarter. Union answered in the third, but were shut down the rest of the way. West added a 12-yard run, followed by an Austin Dodd’s second PAT in the fourth to close the gap 17-14.

The Jags marched all the way to the Union 15-yard line with about five minutes left, but turned it over on downs after getting stuffed on fourth-and-one.

“It was a back-and-fourth, hard-fought game,” Westmoore coach Billy Langford said. “It was a really good game, physical. Our kids played really hard and really well. It was a pretty clean game, not a lot of penalties either way.”

With the loss, Westmoore ended its season at 6-5.

— Transcript Staff

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