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September 14, 2013

Timberwolves survive shootout

NORMAN — DEL CITY – Barely three minutes had transpired Friday night at Kalsu Stadium, and Del City and Norman North had already clicked off quick opening touchdown drives against each other.

The pinball game was on.

In the end, the Timberwolves got in the last blow, holding on for a 41-38 victory, a perfect remedy from the bad taste in their collective mouths after last week’s Crosstown Clash defeat.

“It was big to come out here and get a win,” said senior tight end Payton Prince. “I’m so proud of my team that we just kept fighting all night.”

The Timberwolves needed to against a Del City squad (1-1) that figures to be one of the best and most explosive in Class 5A.

North (1-1) had its own explosive playmaking from two main sources. Quarterback David Cornwell completed 23 of 32 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns, including the eventual game winner to Nick Basquine with 7:15 to go.

And running back Quan Hogan seemed to be everywhere, totaling 200 yards of offense between his rushing and 10 pass receptions.

Ironically, on a night where the teams pushed the 1,000-yard mark between them, it came down to a pair of defensive stops to seal the game for the Timberwolves after taking the late lead on Basquine’s score.

On a key third down play near midfield, North’s Trey Wormington stopped Del City quarterback Tyler Wilson on a keeper. Then North showed blitz on the fourth down play, and perhaps forced a bad Eagle pass that led to a turnover on downs.

Del City got the ball back and drove one last time into North territory. But the North secondary broke up consecutive passes before sophomore Jake Brewer intercepted Wilson in the end zone to secure the win.

“We just had guys step up there and make plays,” Coach Wade Standley said. “We had a lot of adversity but we overcame a lot of things.”

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