NORMAN — After a night of torching what had previously been one of Class 6A’s top defenses with his arm, David Cornwell made one of the biggest plays of the night with his legs, then turned the game over to the right leg of his Norman North team’s senior kicker.
And Jake Edzards was true with his 43-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the Timberwolves to a 45-42 victory Friday night at Harve Collins Field.
“My number one sports moment, by far,” Edzards beamed after the game.
The night was filled with twists and turns and a wild, back-and-forth fourth quarter that saw 46 points go on the board.
North seemed to have won it minutes earlier when, leading 35-34 with less than 3 minutes to go, North’s Tyler Sipe forced a Bomber fumble to give the Timberwolves back the ball near midfield.
Just in a situation where running out the clock would win it, North instead marched quickly and converted a touchdown when Quan Hogan scored from 14 yards out with two minutes to play.
Trouble was, the score and Edzards’ extra point only made it 42-34.
And Midwest City, which made big play after big play in the fourth quarter, had another few in it. The Bombers drove 71 yards, with quarterback Brendan Brown hitting Aaron McKinney for a 31-yard score to make it 42-40.
Plagued all night by woes with its kicking game, the Bombers already were used to going for 2-point conversions. And it worked again, as Cedric Fair found Connor Kinsey in the back of the end zone to tie the game for a third separate time in the second half.
But two things stood true on this night — Midwest City never was able to take the lead, and the last team to have the ball in this shootout would win it.