Edmond Memorial Beats No. 6-ranked Westmoore

Edmond Memorial's Warren Wand normally does his damage to opponents on the offensive side of the ball. He did that Friday night, rushing for nearly 300 yards and four touchdowns. But it was his lone defensive play that proved crucial against No. 6 Westmoore. by Jacob Unruh Published: October 24, 2014
Oct 26, 2014

Edmond Memorial's Warren Wand normally does his damage to opponents on the offensive side of the ball.

He did that Friday night, rushing for nearly 300 yards and four touchdowns. But it was his lone defensive play that proved crucial against No. 6 Westmoore.

Wand sacked quarterback Bryson Lee on a fourth-down play in the red zone with less than one minute remaining to preserve the Bulldogs' 33-21 upset and playoff hopes at Wantland Stadium.

"They called my number and I was ready to blitz, and we just made a play," Wand said. "The defense surrounded him and he had nowhere to go.

"We needed that play and they knew they needed to score. We came up with a big play and that's what we were doing all night."

Edmond Memorial improves to 5-3 overall and 3-2 in District 6AI-1 play, moving into the fourth and final playoff spot entering the final two-game stretch against East powers Jenks and Broken Arrow.

It's quite the turnaround after the Bulldogs lost back-to-back games to Yukon and Putnam City in upsets.

"We had put ourselves in a really tough situation," Edmond Memorial coach Justin Merideth said. "We didn't have anything to lose, might as well go out and do everything we can to get wins. So far, we've done that."

Edmond Memorial fell behind 14-7 early in the second quarter before scoring 20 straight points to take a 27-14 lead with 4:40 remaining.

That created pandemonium down the stretch, with Westmoore scoring just 66 seconds later on a 36-yard pass from Lee to Dahu Green. Wand then responded two plays later with a 35-yard touchdown run to cap the scoring at 33-21.




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