The Norman Transcript


April 15, 2014

Big games on calendar for preps come Thursday

NORMAN — Don’t expect anything but lopsided scores as the prep soccer season resumes tonight for Norman High and Norman North. 

The Tigers are at Midwest City and the Timberwolves are at Putnam City. Indeed, the most interesting matchup of the week arrives Thursday when Norman North makes up what was supposed to be its season opener with an out-of-district contest at Edmond Santa Fe.

The ESF boys are ranked No. 10 and the ESF girls, though not ranked, are 5-3, coming off a 10-0 victory over Midwest City and, should they get past Southmoore tonight at Moore Stadium, will be riding a five-game winning streak.

Also tonight, Community Christian, whose girls and boys remain in the District 4A-4 playoff race, play host to Newkirk.

· If the Norman North boys are to be recognized as the best team in Class 6A, it may have to happen at the state championship game, should the T-Wolves get there.

The new coaches rankings came out Monday and North, 8-0 and 3-0 District 6A-2, is stuck at No. 2 behind also-unbeaten Edmond North (whose victory over Norman High on April 1 may well have set up a Crosstown Clash between the boys the second night of the playoffs).

The Huskies received 15 first-place votes in the new poll and the T-Wolves eight. In the same poll, the Norman High boys — whose three losses have come to No. 1 Edmond North, No. 2 Norman North and No. 3 Jenks by a cumulative two goals and a shootout — is ranked No. 6.

In the girls poll, the North girls came in No. 6, tied for the spot with Edmond Memorial, which shares North’s record, but lost to North in double overtime last Tuesday.

· This week also brings a Crosstown Clash on the small diamond, when Norman North visits Norman High’s softball complex at 5:45 p.m. Thursday.

NHS claimed the Clash’s first chapter with an 11-9 victory.

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