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November 13, 2012

Pivotal playoff games for NHS, North



And there are signs the rest of the state has caught up to the four powers from the east side. Along with NHS and North, the other two west schools in the quarterfinals — Edmond North and Edmond Santa Fe — have a combined record of 39-5, while the representatives from the east side, the “big four” have a combined record of 34-9.

For NHS, a win would be especially satisfying since the Tigers’ last two seasons have come to an end with playoff trips to Owasso.

“I’m definitely looking forward to the rematch,” cornerback Boston Lewis said. “We’re ready to go up there and get our revenge for the past two years.”

For North, it’s a matchup against last year’s state runner-up that came within one point and one lost fumble of nabbing the title from Union. Broken Arrow, which is the state’s largest school at 4,586 students, has only lost two in-state games this season, a 26-21 road game at Union and a 24-7 loss to Jenks.

With a week of matchups looming that may shift the traditional Class 6A narrative, North coach Wade Standley is more worried with preparing his team for the game than any other effects an upset win by the Timberwolves may have.

“There’s no question it’s a big game and they’re a great team, but it’s going to be just like any other week for us,” he said. “We just want to make sure we play our game.”

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