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October 12, 2012

North might be best in west

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NORMAN —

But guess what?

Evans made that play, returning it down the left edge, hurdling tacklers before breaking free for good. And Meyer, who’d fumbled it away twice already, turned into Cool Hand Luke and made the play of the night to that moment, making a one-possession game a two-possession game late in the third quarter.

Prince’s second touchdown?

That was lucky.

Also, North won by 22.

“We knew if we beat them, it would be a great statement,” Evans said. “We always had the confidence we could beat them.”

But believing it and doing it can be like night and day. Now the T-Wolves have done it, even going away.

North is going to have a hard time losing a game in District 6A-3. Putnam City North, next week, is the last quality opponent on the slate.

One of the Panthers’ two losses? To the Huskies, 52-28.

One reason why it shouldn’t be a problem is North quarterback Peyton Gavras has grown up before our eyes, going from good prep quarterback to great prep quarterback. If he was 6-3 instead of 5-10, he’d be the biggest diamond going in the recruiting rough, coming off a junior season in which injury kept him off many radars.

If he desires, he’ll still be a steal for somebody.

All he did Thursday was throw for 391 yards on 18-of-32 accuracy, five for scores without a pick. And if he got lucky with Prince once, luck had nothing to do with his other four touchdown tosses: 16 yards to Prince, 45 yards to Jake Higginbotham, 79 yards to Corbin Cleveland and 21 to Higginbotham.

He was hitting his receivers with the deep ball, and he was hitting them in stride.

“You kind of feel it,” Gavras said. “You’re in the zone.”

North is really good.

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