Tigers focus on third down: Owasso has averaged more than 45 points a game in its last two games against Norman High, something the Tigers know they’ll have to bring down to pull off the upset.
Doing so won’t be an easy task. But the Tigers have identified one area they believe will be especially important, and that is on third down.
“We’re focused on stepping up and stopping them on third down,” safety Gavin Nadeau said. “We know what they can do on offense, and we’ve got to limit them.”
East-West divide on display: Of the eight teams remaining in Class 6A, four are from the west side of the state, while the “big four” — Tulsa Union, Jenks, Broken Arrow and Owasso — will represent the east. And all four quarterfinal matchups work out to be east-west.
While there are signs the West has caught up to the East, at least for this season, there haven’t been many meaningful games between the big schools from each side. That will change this week, and NHS and North fans may want to keep an eye on the other two games, Tulsa Union at Edmond Santa Fe and Edmond North at Jenks, to see how their teams may match up in a possible semifinals game.
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