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October 28, 2012

Playoff picture clear for some

NORMAN — The playoff picture is set for Norman High and Norman North after Week 9.

No. 4 Norman North (8-1, 6-0) guaranteed itself a district championship with a blowout win over Moore. The victory ensures that even if North were to lose to Lawton Eisenhower next week, they’ll win the district courtesy of the head-to-head tiebreaker advantage over No. 6 Edmond North (8-1, 5-1).

“Right now we need to finish out our regular season, then we’ll celebrate,” coach Wade Standley said. “Our ultimate goal is to win in the playoffs, and we’ve got to continue to get better every week to make that happen.”

For eighth-ranked NHS (7-2, 5-1), a potential final week showdown with Lawton was averted on Friday when Mustang upset the Wolverines. That means NHS is guaranteed second place in District 6A-4, along with the home playoff game that comes with it.

“No matter what happens, we still want to win next week,” coach Greg Nation said. “We finished the regular season 7-3 last season, and we want to improve on that this year by going 8-2.”

Noble’s Wood eyeing 2,000: Noble back Jimmy Wood set some big goals for himself this season. Despite missing the first game of the season, he still has a chance to reach those lofty goals.

Wood wants to reach 2,000 yards and 26 touchdowns this season, and he took another step toward that with a big game against Durant on Friday. He finished with 156 yards and three touchdowns in the 30-12 victory, bringing his season total to 1,583 yards and 22 touchdowns.

For Wood to reach the marks he’s set for himself, Noble will likely need to defeat Shawnee this week in a regular-season finale that will determine which of the two squads captures the final playoff spot in District 5A-3.

T-Wolves get a shutout: Much was expected of the Timberwolves’ defense heading into this season after they returned all 11 starters, and they haven’t disappointed. North recorded one of its most impressive performances of the season against Moore on Friday, recording its second shutout of the season.

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