But even that was just a prelude to the playoffs, when North found ways to win, even in games against east-side powers Broken Arrow and Owasso. That pair of upsets put North into the first-ever state final.
Even in defeat, North senior Jaxon Uhles was able to reflect on how important this season was to both the outgoing seniors and to the program they leave behind.
“It’s been something special,” he said. “We played our hearts out this year. We did all we could do, and we have no regrets.”