His second touchdown pass came in right over Hogan’s right shoulder. So perfect, Hogan never broke stride on the way to an 82-yard score.
The interesting thing about it was that Hogan lined up wide left, making it at least three different positions he played Friday night. That made it 21-7.
Another time, Hogan snared a backward pass from Kolar before squaring up and hitting Basquine, into the wind for 39 yards.
And when that drive stopped at the 17, Standley ran in what looked like his field goal unit, but turned into a fake, back-up quarterback Zac Musgrove trying to hit Basquine in the end zone.
It didn’t work, but North wasn’t about to go down with the bat on its shoulder.
Also, the next time somebody in a North uniform completes a pass, catches a touchdowns pass and intercepts a pass (and runs it out of the end zone 35 yards) it will be the first time since Hogan did Friday against Mustang.
And none of the above has yet mentioned the play of the night, because that was Basquine, in the third quarter, catching a screen pass from Kolar before making like old Cleveland Brown Eric Metcalf on Monday Night Football, jumping to one side and making one Bronco miss, and then jumping back and making another Bronco miss, and the sprinting 82-yards down the sideline.
In that single play, Basquine may very well have paid for his college education. Or, if that was never in doubt, the young man’s now bound to have some choices.
Probably it had to end this way. Week to week to week to week, you’d watch North win before counting the weeks left in the season and wondering if it was time enough for its defense to find its way.