While Jenks, aiming for its first title in five years, may receive much of the hype, North has certainly not played the part of the underdog this season. From his first day on campus a year ago, coach Wade Standley has preached about “playing for championships.”
The Timberwolves bought into that message, and a turnaround season a year ago brought them from an also-ran to a contender to start the season. Behind a strong senior class and no shortage of playmakers, North has lived up to its promise and exceeded expectations at every turn.
That has included a nearly unbelievable playoff run. After dispatching Southmoore as expected in the first round, the Timberwolves have upset two east-side behemoths in Broken and Owasso.
That may explain why, for Meyer and the rest of the Timberwolves, Union’s and Jenks’ stranglehold on the title is just the latest obstacle to overcome in a season full of them.
“We couldn’t care less who we play,” Meyer said. “We’re not worried about the streak or what anyone says. That’s a big deal for other people watching the game, but not for us. We expect to come out with the gold ball.”
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