The Norman Transcript

Sports

October 5, 2012

Timberwolves dominate Generals

OKLAHOMA CITY — The numbers speak for themselves. Twenty-eight, first-quarter points. Nearly 200 yards of offense in the game’s first 20 minutes. Holding U.S. Grant to negative yardage and no first downs in the first half and only 15 yards for the game.

And finally, the most important number: 56-0. The score by which Norman North defeated Grant to move to 5-1 and remain undefeated in district play.

Grant, playing with just 29 players dressed out, was simply outmatched by the bigger and more experienced Timberwolves. A running clock was instituted in the second quarter in a game that was never in doubt. But just because the T-Wolves were big favorites didn’t mean they were taking the game lightly.

“This time of the year, they’re all important,” coach Wade Standley told his team before the game. “You cannot go into any week and take it lightly.”

North took just two snaps to get on the board. After an incomplete pass to start the game, Peyton Gavras found Nick Basquine for a 41-yard strike that put the T-Wolves on the board.

Bryan Payne then broke a pair of long scoring runs, the second coming after he juked three separate Grant defenders. He finished the game with 110 yards and the pair of touchdowns on just three carries as North pulled its starters early in the second quarter. In the same amount of playing time, Gavras finished 4-of-5 for 133 yards and two touchdowns.

While North wasn’t able to get much work out of its starters against the Generals, the backups received a lot of playing time, and every available player got on the field for the T-Wolves.

Trey Millican and Jordan Pryor carried the brunt of the load in the second half as the pair of running backs took the majority of the carries. Pryor made several nice runs, and finished with 81 yards and three scores, while Millican had 50 and a touchdown on eight carries.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • Screen Shot 2014-07-24 at 5.49.44 AM.png Julian Wilson, Geneo Grissom take on more suitable roles for 2015 season

    Experience comes from encountering the same things in the same ways over and over again. Oklahoma’s Geneo Grissom and Julian Wilson have that at defensive end and nickleback in bunches....

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Woodard joins successful soccer team in Stillwater

    Haley Woodard has been one of the preeminent multi-sport stars in the state for several years. The Norman North senior is a state champion in track and soccer and has been an integral part of a basketball team that’s been to back-to-back ...

    July 24, 2014

  • Smoke turns corner at Indy

    INDIANAPOLIS — Drivers always say there’s something magical about Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the opportunity for NASCAR to race there opened the door for one of Jeff Gordon’s most treasured victories. It was a race Tony Stewart ...

    July 24, 2014

  • Roma tops Liverpool

    BOSTON — Marco Borriello scored in the 90th minute to give Roma a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in a preseason friendly Wednesday night at Fenway Park. There were limited chances until Borriello volleyed in a corner from in front of goal....

    July 24, 2014

  • Marcus Mariota helps Oregon’s PAC-12 title chance in preseason polls

    LOS ANGELES — Although Marcus Mariota knew he would be under a spotlight when he stepped onto the famed Paramount Studios lot Wednesday, the Oregon quarterback is getting quite comfortable in his starring role....

    July 24, 2014

  • Majka wins 16th stage, Nibali leads

    PLA D’ADET, France — On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna....

    July 24, 2014

  • Aggie’s QB Chuckie Keeton talk dominates Mountain West media day

    LAS VEGAS — Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton got his junior season off to a superb start, only to have it derailed by a knee injury in Game 6....

    July 24, 2014

  • Heavily favored U.S. group faces off against world’s best female golfers

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The inaugural International Crown is unique for what it isn’t. Thirty-two elite players from eight countries will compete at Caves Valley Golf Club to determine which nation has the best women’s players in the world. ...

    July 24, 2014

  • Weir, DeLaet attempt to end 60-year Open drought

    MONTREAL — Mike Weir was well aware that it has been 60 years since a Canadian won the Canadian Open....

    July 24, 2014

  • NCAA infractions chair responds to ‘cheating pays’

    The chairman of the NCAA’s infractions committee says a number of factors could be the cause for the lack of activity by the group that prompted Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to call the enforcement program “broken.”

    July 23, 2014

Facebook