Southmoore Tangles with Bartlesville next in the Playoffs

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:23 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Nov 17, 2009 10:48 PM CDT

Steve McGehee
Oklahoma Sports Mobile Journalist

MOORE, Oklahoma -- Survive and advance, that is the name of the game in the playoffs and that is exactly what Southmoore High School accomplished in the opening round of the playoffs. Sam York's game-winning field goal moved the SaberCats into a quarterfinal matchup with the Bartlesville Bruins on Friday, Nov. 20 at Moore High School.

Last Friday wasn't the first time the Southmoore senior saved the game. Earlier this season, York connected on a game-winner against Midwest City in double-overtime. Colleges should take notice. York has yet to miss a field goal this season, a perfect 7-for-7, and he's already shown us that he can kick under pressure.

"The thing I like most about Sam is who he is honoring. He is honoring God and the opportunity that he has," Southmoore coach Chris Jensen said.

York is very humble when it comes to his golden foot. Coach Jensen wanted to give York the player of the game honors last Friday, but the opening round hero denied the award and said it should go to the entire field goal team.

Southmoore is hoping their quarterfinal date with Bartlesville will not come down to a last-second field goal, but if it does, there is comfort knowing Sam York is on their sideline.