“It’s a big win for us in district,” Gavras said. “It puts us in control of our own destiny.”
Norman North took to the air early and often, with Gavras and his receiving corps putting on a show. He completed his first five passes for 126 yards as North jumped out to a 14-0 lead. He finished with 391 yards and five touchdowns, with six passes of more than 25 yards.
But Edmond North fought back, pulling within seven on a Michael Farmer touchdown run shortly before halftime.
But Norman North had another big play up its sleeve. This time, it was Jordan Evans, who returned the ensuing kickoff 89 yards down the sideline to make it 21-7 at half.
“The guys up front made a perfect wall, and I just ran through it,” he said after the game. “There were a couple really good blocks down the field.”
Edmond North kept it within striking distance in the second half, playing much of the game down just a touchdown. But the Huskies couldn’t stop Gavras from hitting his receivers deep down the field, including wideout Higginbotham, who had five catches for 189 yards and two touchdowns, and tight end Payton Prince, who caught five balls for 96 yards and a pair of scores, including the double-tipped ball in the fourth quarter that put Norman North up 35-21 late in the game.
Four turnovers doomed Edmond North, which had several promising drives stopped by turnovers. Farmer finished with 56 all-purpose yards and three scores for Edmond North.
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