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August 14, 2013

Tigers reload in the backfield, still running strong

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NORMAN —

The unit was responsible for several late wins and held teams to 20 points or fewer in nine of their 12 games.

That was a senior-laden group, and this year the T-Wolves will field a younger and more inexperienced group, similar to the squad in coach Wade Standley’s first year at the helm two seasons ago. It was that young group that returned a year ago as a dominating force, and the Timberwolves hope this year’s unit will develop into that as well.

Getting them there is Carter Klein, a senior defensive back who has taken over as the leader of the group, as well as George Neff, a junior who saw some playing time last season.

“Having those guys back helps us a lot,” Standley said. “They’ve done a good job of leading and are excited to step up.”

 

Freshman numbers strong at North: While the Timberwolves had 95 athletes out for varsity practice on Monday, the highest yet since Standley came to North, they have even more growth in their youngest class.

Fifty-five freshman attended the first practice of the season, meaning the program as a whole has 150 athletes, easily the highest in Standley’s three seasons.

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