The Norman Transcript

Sports

November 17, 2012

Rams halt Tigers’ season

(Continued)

OWASSO —

“They were able to do what no other team has done all year, and that’s stop our inside rushing game,” coach Greg Nation said. “That’s a good football team. Our kids went out and competed and played hard, and that’s all we can do.”

After Owasso took a 14-0 lead into halftime, the Tigers were forced to deviate from their run-first gameplan and throw the ball more, to some success. Zach Long finished with 136 yards on 12-of-16 passing with an interception. In terms of completions, it was one of Long’s best passing performances of the year.

Robinson, who was shaken up after that initial hit, was still effective for the Tigers, gaining 78 yards on 19 attempts, and A’erion Hines added two touchdowns. Jakcob Dean recorded a season-high in receptions with eight totaling 96 yards. But it wasn’t enough to overcome Owasso.

The Tigers finished the season 9-3, two wins better than last year, and earned the program’s first playoff win in a decade.

“A season like this does so much for school pride and it shows where the program has come,” Nation said. “This senior group’s leadership was impeccable, and this class worked hard in the classroom as well as on the field. These kids will be successful in their lives, and that’s what it’s all about.”

Corbin HoslerFollow me @Chosler88chosler@normantranscript.com

For local news and more, subscribe to The Norman Transcript Smart Edition, or our print edition.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • No new updates into police probe of Norman assault incident

    There were no updates in the Norman Police investigation into the incident that left a female University of Oklahoma student with multiple facial fractures on Saturday and Sooner freshman running back Joe Mixon as the focus of the probe....

    July 27, 2014

  • Furyk take three shot lead at the Canadian Open

    Associated Press MONTREAL — Jim Furyk moved into position for his third Canadian Open victory, shooting a 5-under 65 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead at Royal Montreal....

    July 27, 2014

  • Pair from U.S. will play for Junior title

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Davis Riley outlasted Sam Horsfield on the 21st hole Friday in the U.S. Junior Amateur to set up an all-American final against William Zalatoris....

    July 27, 2014

  • Gordon an Indy threat in 20 years at the Brickyard

    INDIANAPOLIS — The reminders that Jeff Gordon won here 20 years ago plaster Indianapolis Motor Speedway....

    July 27, 2014

  • Dillon races to first career Nationwide win

    INDIANAPOLIS — For a first time winner, Ty Dillon had the Brickyard’s winning tradition down as cold as the celebratory beer he chugged outside his car. “We get to kiss the bricks, baby!” he radioed as he crossed the finish line....

    July 27, 2014

  • Garagiola among those feted by baseball Hall of Fame

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Joe Garagiola couldn’t make the festivities in person. He wasn’t about to miss being part of a special moment....

    July 27, 2014

  • Adams leads Cards in win

    CHICAGO — Once again, the Cardinals relied on Matt Adams’ clutch bat. Adams drove in four runs, A.J. Pierzynski had three hits in his St. Louis debut and the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Saturday to stop a four-game skid....

    July 27, 2014

  • Giants acquire righty Peavy from Red Sox

    SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers....

    July 27, 2014

  • OSSAA releases enrollment figures

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the preliminary 2014-15 ADM for classification purposes Friday and not much has changed for many of the area schools. Moore (2,265), Norman North (2,180), Westmoore (2,090), ...

    July 26, 2014

  • Italian in command heading into Tour’s final stage

    BERGERAC, France — Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory Friday at the Tour de France. Now cycling’s great showcase is reduced to this — the race for second place behind Vincenzo Nibali....

    July 26, 2014

Facebook