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November 2, 2012

Noble faces Shawnee in all-or-nothing district battle

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NORMAN —

Other teams fighting for position: Noble isn’t the only team with a lot riding on the outcome of tonight’s games.

In Class 6A, Westmoore will battle Broken Arrow with a district finish and home playoff game on the line, while Southmoore needs a win just to make the postseason after a couple of disappointing weeks.

The other team with something to play for is Washington, which hosts Lindsay in a game that will decide which school finishes in second place in District 2A-3.

“We know what we have to do,” Washington center Tyler Lenhart said. “Nothing beats a playoff game at home. We want one last home game here on this field.”

North staying healthy: After fighting the injury bug all season, Norman North is heading into Week 10 as healthy as it has been all season.

“For Week 10, we’re doing pretty well, just the usual nicks and bruises on the guys we have,” coach Wade Standley said.

That doesn’t include Josh Bean or Erwin Frazier, two players who suffered season-ending injuries earlier in the year. But it’s still a step in the right direction for the T-Wolves, who have had a number of players miss time with injury.

Sealey back on field for Lawton:Lawton High quarterback Dallas Sealey has faced his share of tough luck this season. He had a shoulder injury that was misdiagnosed and forced him to miss extended time, and recently an inflamed spider bite kept him off the field for even longer.

The Wolverines, who visit NHS tonight, struggled without him, losing two in a row a few weeks back and dropping what was previously-considered a top team in the state to the bottom of the playoff picture.

Sealey returned last week against Mustang, although Lawton lost by a field goal, and didn’t show any lingering effects from the shoulder injury while finishing with three touchdowns.

Norman High coaches expect Sealey to be on the field and at full strength tonight in a must-win game for the Wolverines. NHS has already secured second place in District 6A-4.

Corbin HoslerFollow me @Chosler88chosler@normantranscript.com

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