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September 16, 2013

Norman North’s Hogan excelling as top backfield option

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Officials eventually made the correct ruling, which was to award Moore the ball on its own 20-yard line. Under OSSAA rules, when a kick passes into the end zone, it is automatically considered a dead ball, and if the kick misses it will be awarded to the defending team on its own 20-yard line, rather than at the spot of the original snap.

Noble rolling into Week 3:

After defeating rival Tecumseh in Week 1, the Bears kept that momentum rolling into Week 2. They scored 43 points in the first half on their way to a 57-0 victory over Western Heights.

But what may be most encouraging to coach Steve Barrett is how his team got there. In his fourth year back at Noble after a previous coaching stint, Barrett said this is his most talented team yet, and the Bears are eyeing a playoff berth. On Friday, they showed exactly how they may go about that.

Cory Jennings, who splits time at quarterback with Dakota Boxwell, scored three touchdowns in the win, while Nik Wahl added three of his own. More important, the defense forced five turnovers in the rout and has given up just seven points through two games.

It’s blueprint that will be put to the test when the Bears travel to El Reno this week to face a team that despite its 0-2 record will be a formidable challenge.

Around the state: Looking at the rest of Class 6A, there was some clarity gained from Friday’s annual Jenks-Tulsa Union rivalry. The third-ranked Redskins led for most of the game before the Trojans scored a late touchdown to walk away with the 20-16 victory.

It was the second straight impressive victory by the top-ranked Trojans after a 27-23 win over Texas’ Trinity Euless last weekend. Jenks will get another look at one of the state’s top teams when it faces No. 5 Owasso this week. No. 2 Broken Arrow will now take its turn against Union on Friday.

On the west side of the state, No. 8 Westmoore travels to meet No. 10 Norman North on Friday. Sixth-ranked Edmond Santa Fe also will face Edmond North on Friday in the game that will decide the winner of the “Edlam” rivalry.

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