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November 14, 2012

T-Wolves engineer rushing attack



“We want to fit our offense to the players we have, and put the ball in the hands of the right people week-to-week,” Standley said. “It’s evolved as the season’s gone on and been very successful for us. If forces people to prepare for a lot of things, but we also have to be able to execute everything right. Execution beats scheme every time.”

So far, the T-Wolves’ execution has been excellent. It’s a lot for opposing defenses to prepare for, and it served North well last week against Southmoore. The SaberCats sold out to stop the pass, and had some success doing so, but they were unable to contain the ground game, with North amassing 219 yards on the ground.

“We just have a lot of threats,” Evans said. “It makes the defense guess what’s going on and there’s a lot they have to prepare for. It lets us hit them with something they aren’t ready for.”

The multiple-schemes plan has been a huge boon for North, which enters Friday’s 7 p.m. playoff game against Broken Arrow on an eight-game winning streak. Diversity in the offense attack will be key for North, as the Tigers boast the top defense in Class 6A.

“Each game takes on a personality of its own,” Standley said. “We don’t know how they’re going to defend until we’re in the game. With the different looks we have, we have a punch-counterpunch type of offense. We’ll have to see what they do.”

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