Entering the season, North’s receiving corps was unproven after the loss of several big-name players a season ago. But the Timberwolves have reloaded on the outside thanks in large part to Basquine.
“Nick’s got some unbelievable hands,” Kolar said of his favorite target after Friday’s game. “You put the ball on him and he’ll catch it in any situation.”
Around the state: Last week brought an impressive slate of big games and also delivered some upsets, shaking up the top 10.
The most-hyped game in the state was No. 1 Jenks’ trip to fifth-ranked Westmoore, one that unfortunately was marred by the cold, rainy weather that presided over all of Friday’s game. The conditions kept Westmoore from fully utilizing its potent passing attack, and the Trojans used the power run game to slowly take over the contest.
Likewise, third-ranked Lawton’s trip to No. 6 Edmond Santa Fe lost some of its luster when Wolves’ quarterback and Oklahoma commit Justice Hansen went down with an ankle injury on the game’s first drive.
Down the rankings, Bixby continued its surprising run this season with another victory, and figures to be Jenks’ next major challenge when the two teams meet in Week 9. And Booker T. Washington moved into the top 10 after a surprise upset over No. 7 Owasso.
Norman North moved from No. 8 to No. 6 after holding on to defeat Edmond North.
Youth served: The key player in Southmoore’s run to the state fastpitch title was obviously Katelyn Brown. Not only did the senior do it on the mound by allowing only seven earned runs the entire season, but she was the team’s top hitter.
However, behind Brown was a large freshman class who made their mark on the season. Freshman such as Trenity Edwards, Sydney Sherrill and Lindsey Stoeckal were on the field in the title game and made key plays capture the championship.