Edmond Memorial inched closer to their postseason goals with a big win over Lawton Eisenhower last week. The Bulldogs can get even closer with a win tonight over Westmoore.

No. 10 Westmoore (4-2, 2-1) is on the teams to beat in District 6A-2. The Jaguars two loses came against a very tough Norman North team and a nail bitter against Putnam City two weeks ago.

“They’re a typical Westmoore team, they’re very sound, and well coached,” Memorial head coach Mark Walker said.

The Bulldogs defense will have another challenge of stopping Westmoore’s strong running game. Walker believes the Bulldogs, who have good track record against other talented backs, should be up for the challenge.

“I think we match up pretty well,” Walker said. “We did well against the run last week against the best back in the state.”

Tracey Norwood is a quarterback that runs first and passes second. The converted defensive back has rushed for 450 yards and nine scores this season. The Jaguars have two strong running backs in Craig Ralls, who has three consecutive 100-yard games and Stephen Davis, who rushed for 307 yards and two scores this year.

The Jaguars passing game has been virtually non existent this season, the team averages just 42.33 yards a game. Norwood is 22-of-59 for 235 yards and one score.

“They will line up and run at you with a lot of misdirection, but when they do pass it’s a big play, we can’t fall asleep in the secondary,” Walker said.

Memorial is also helping their offense can help out the defense, by keeping the Jaguars weapons on the sidelines.

“They’re going to grind out the clock, we need to get first downs, and score,” Walker said.

The Westmoore defense has been steady this season. The Jaguars have allowed 165 yards on the ground and 105 through the air. Walker is confident in the Bulldogs offense, which has been putting points on the board after a slow start.

“We’ve been putting points on the board, we just need to execute and not make early mistakes,”Walker said.

The Westmoore defensive unit is led by Texas Tech commit Joey Fowler (6-4, 255), who has 37 tackles this season. Blake Owens leads the team with 64 tackles.

Last year Westmoore beat the Bulldogs 31-13 in Moore.

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