The Norman Transcript

Sports

October 14, 2013

Silver lining: Injury simultaneously sets North back and forward

NORMAN — There’s still no official word on the status of Norman North quarterback and Alabama commit David Cornwell, but in the meantime the Timberwolves are looking toward a future with junior John Kolar under center.

The Cornwells haven’t disclosed the exact nature of the injury to one of the country’s top quarterback prospects, but it appeared that the senior hurt his right knee after having his punt blocked two weeks ago against Yukon. He spent the rest of the night on crutches, didn’t practice and wasn’t in the stadium for North’s 54-0 win over US Grant on Thursday.

Attempts to reach Cornwell have been unsuccessful, and privacy laws prevent coaches from disclosing the injury without permission. Kolar, who keyed North’s comeback victory over Yukon after entering the game in the second half and led the T-Wolves to the rout last week, told the Transcript he’s preparing for North’s contest Friday at Edmond North as if he were starting.

The game pits two teams undefeated in District 6A-3 against each other. With a win, North will have completed the three toughest games on its district schedule without a loss, setting the Timberwolves up to repeat as district champs.

Manning still out: Norman High’s coaches hoped to have running back Darius Manning back for Friday’s game against Choctaw, but those hopes were dashed before kickoff.

Manning, who has been out several weeks, has tag-teamed with Dupree Young in the Tigers’ backfield this season to lead the triple-option attack. Without him, the Tigers have struggled, losing three straight before picking up a win against Choctaw.

Coach Greg Nation said Manning is day-to-day, and could be ready to play against Southmoore on Friday.

Around the state: Week 7 is filled with a number of Class 6A clashes that could alter the playoff race and shake up the top 10.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • Cardinals Red Sox Trade Cardinals land Lackey, shore up rotation

    BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday’s deadline....

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Joe Castiglione lends hardwood expertise to new football playoff committee

    Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione serves on the NCAA basketball tournament selection committee and will be the committee chair for the 2015-16 season....

    August 1, 2014

  • Norman football a hotbed for quarterbacks

    While Norman High searches for a new quarterback to take the reins, Norman North is entering the preseason with one of the most talented quarterbacks in the state in Oklahoma State commit John Kolar....

    August 1, 2014

  • Tiger in the hunt after day one at Bridgestone

    AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys....

    August 1, 2014

  • Coaches rank Sooners No. 3

    The preseason USA Today coaches’ poll was released on Thursday. Oklahoma came in at No. 3....

    August 1, 2014

  • Defensive indefernce in Big-D as injury suffles front seven

    OXNARD, Calif. — Rookie pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence’s broken foot didn’t send the Dallas Cowboys scrambling because they’re already in rebuilding mode with their defensive line....

    August 1, 2014

  • Rams’ go with youth in secondary

    ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams secondary doesn’t have veteran leaders, high-dollar talent or big names. Those handling spots on the last line of defense are confident they won’t be a liability....

    August 1, 2014

  • Tigers go all in on Price

    DETROIT — When David Price was finally traded, it was to an unexpected bidder. The Detroit Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Price from Tampa Bay in a blockbuster deal Thursday....

    August 1, 2014

  • Oakland lands Lester, Gomes in exchange for Cespedes

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday’s trade deadline....

    August 1, 2014

  • Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

    CLEVELAND — The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson. The trade doesn’t mean they’re going to surrender the season....

    July 31, 2014

Facebook