MOORE — Westmoore’s Dayton Wolfe, a 6-foot-even, 200-pound dual-threat quarterback, has tried to model his game behind the likes of Baker Mayfield and Russell Wilson.
“I really like to watch both of those guys,” Wolfe said, “just what they can do making plays out of the pocket and just how accurate they are.”
When you look at Wolfe’s accolades, it is no surprise that he watched those two players growing up.
Wolfe leads Class 6A in numerous statistical categories, including passing yards and touchdowns five games into his junior campaign.
Wolfe has already amassed 1,668 passing yards and has 19 passing and 5 rushing touchdowns. His 69 percent completion rate trails only non-starters.
“I think I can run, too,” Wolfe said, “but I definitely pride myself on being able to throw the ball.”
The most impressive part? He has only thrown one interception thus far.
“I think I was about 9 years old,” said Wolfe as he laughed about the origin of his career as a quarterback. “I played fullback really up until about 9 or 10, and then we lost our quarterback.
“[Our coaches] saw me throw one time and they were like ‘he can throw a little bit’ so they put me in at quarterback,” Wolfe said. “That’s all she wrote.”
With Wolfe at the helm, the high-powered Westmoore offense has posted scores of 44, 46, 41, 54 and 33, respectively; the perfect Jaguars are off to their best start since 2017 heading into Friday's game against Broken Arrow (7 p.m., Moore Stadium).
“I mean, feel like all the guys have done a good job showing up ready to work everyday,” said Wolfe. “It’s really paid off for us these first five weeks.
“We just have to keep it going.”
With less than two seasons left in his high school career, Wolfe said he has already been in contact with a few Division-I schools: Both the University of Tulsa and Iowa State have had him on campus.
“I think I can go the D-I route,” Wolfe said. “I definitely want to play quarterback.”
Wolfe said his parents, Tracy and Kyle, have been his biggest motivators in his journey. He also mentioned his younger brother, Denver, and his older sister, Laney, as playing an important role in his life.
“We’re a really, really competitive group of people,” Wolfe said, “playing games at home, playing in the backyard, whatever it is, we’re just always competing to do something."
With the athletic pedigree in the Wolfe family, it’s no surprise that Wolfe is succeeding on the field; Kyle played baseball at Oklahoma, while Denver is leading Westmoore’s freshman team at the quarterback position.
“[Denver] probably won’t admit it, but I think he likes to listen to what I have to say,” Wolfe laughed.
All will be watching when Westmoore hosts Broken Arrow.
“We feel good [about Broken Arrow],” said Wolfe. “I feel like we’ve got a good game plan in this week and all our guys are ready to go.”
Broken Arrow at Westmoore
When: 7 p.m.
Place: Moore Stadium
Records & Rankings: Westmoore 5-0 (2-0 District 6A-I-1), No. 4; Broken Arrow 4-1 (2-0) No. 2
Need to know: The Jaguars needed a last-minute drive to beat winless Edmond Memorial last Friday. They’ll need a sharper effort against Broken Arrow, which is coming off a 35-13 victory over Norman High. How Westmoore matches Broken Arrow’s physicality will be key to watch.
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