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March 12, 2013

For North, this Clash is different

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NORMAN —

Coach Geo Claros understands.

“A lot of the things the other coaches say are true, because we haven’t lost anything in the grand scheme of things,” he said. “But it’s been a long time since we’ve lost to (NHS) and we want to get back on track … It’s a game we have to have. I don’t think any of us can remember the last time we were on a two-game losing streak.”

Claros, speaking on Monday, before practice, even said “I wish the game was tonight because I’ve had just a terrible taste in my mouth all weekend.”

It is the price of perennial greatness. Every game can seem like a referendum on every thing. After a loss, pressure only elevates.

It’s a big game for everybody. For everybody, it is big for some of the same reasons.

But it’s different for North.

Clay Horning

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cfhorning@normantranscript.com

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