The Norman Transcript

Local Sports

October 5, 2013

T-Wolves defy long odds to beat Millers

(Continued)

YUKON —

By the time it was over, though Cornwell had been plenty effective, completing 11 of 16 for 122 yards in the first half, Kolar had been even more effective, completing 8 of 12 for 146.

“Ever since David came in, people have been telling me you’ve always got to be ready,” said Kolar, who led North on a run of 24 unanswered points to end the game. “Injuries can happen to anybody. I tell myself that every week and this week it (happened).”

The T-Wolves got a little help from the Millers, who turned the ball over on downs, going for it on fourth-and-4 at the North 47.

Quan Hogan got the ensuing drive going with a 32-yard run and soon Payton Prince was in the end zone with his second touchdown on a 3-yard run.

Then Yukon (3-2, 1-1) acted like the last thing North would ever try was an onside kick with 5:30 remaining, but Adam Cooper kicked it, the T-Wolves recovered and, with 1:38 to play, just moments after Sipe had lay prone for so long, Prince went in for his third touchdown on a 1-yard run with 1:38 remaining.

Finally, North forced Yukon’s first punt of the night with 52 seconds remaining. 

Basquine, who’d scored North’s first touchdown on a highlight-reel 39-yard run, and who finished with 152 receiving yards, turned in his final big play of the night, pulling down a Kolar offering for a 44-yard gain, setting up Edzards in the process.

Standley might have pulled himself together by the time he hit the North locker room, but spoke in halting and emotional tones on his way there.

“Those guys play with all their heart and all their soul and just show a tremendous amount of character,” he said. “It’s about the T-Wolves man … They don’t play for the name on the back of the jersey. They play for the name on the front.”

Friday night in Yukon, they played to win. Against all odds, they pulled it off.

Clay Horning

Follow me @clayhorning

cfhorning@normantranscript.com

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • 498415327SB20543_Sky_Shock How Paris got her groove back

    TULSA — It looked like it came easily to Courtney Paris. The minute she stepped foot on the campus at the University of Oklahoma in 2005, it seemed she was already an All-American and destroying the competition in the Big 12 and across the ...

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Three Tigers competing for quarterback

    While some teams have had questions surrounding the quarterback position in recent years, Norman High has seen relative stability. Thanks to a three-year run by Zach Long followed up by Jakcob Dean’s ascendance last season, the Tigers ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Brace yourselves for what is likely bumpy road to playoffs

    In October of 2005, back when Butch Peters had Norman High ranked No. 5 on the gridiron and Karin Sexson had Norman North ranked No. 1 on the volleyball court, I wrote a column under the headline: “Two great teams … Who cares.” It was all ...

    July 30, 2014

  • Clash Football It’s a whole new ball game for Tigers and Timberwolves

    With just over two weeks until football practice officially begins Aug. 11, everyone is busy preparing for the upcoming season. After all, it’s one that will be unlike any other....

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • USA Basketball Durant tells media that he’s not looking too far ahead

    While most of the NBA’s offseason has been focused on players going home, max contracts and who gets Kevin Love, the reigning MVP has been pretty low key. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant has stayed in the shadows for the most part while ...

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tang making a splash on state level

    The Sooner Swim Club has produced a long string of great athletes in Norman. Norman North has won back-to-back state championships and senior Justin Wu owns several state records and last week qualified for the U.S. National swim meet. The ...

    July 29, 2014

  • Zac Selmon joins UNC as associate AD

    Zac Selmon, an associate director of athletic development with the Sooner Club since 2012, has been hired by North Carolina as an associate athletic director and special assistant to Tar Heel athletics director Bubba Cunningham....

    July 28, 2014

  • OSSAA releases enrollment figures

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the preliminary 2014-15 ADM for classification purposes Friday and not much has changed for many of the area schools. Moore (2,265), Norman North (2,180), Westmoore (2,090), ...

    July 26, 2014

  • Swim regionals 1 Norman North’s Justin Wu qualifies for U.S. national

    Justin Wu made history last week when he qualified for the U.S. national swim meet. A senior at Norman North, Wu already owned several state records when he outpaced a field of college swimmers in the event....

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Woodard joins successful soccer team in Stillwater

    Haley Woodard has been one of the preeminent multi-sport stars in the state for several years. The Norman North senior is a state champion in track and soccer and has been an integral part of a basketball team that’s been to back-to-back ...

    July 24, 2014