“They’ve continued to work to get there, and (that’s) a lot of credit to them, because a lot of kids do get discouraged when they’re not given something immediately and quickly.”
If that’s the story of the past few seasons, it sounds like the story of this one, too. North fell to Broken Arrow and then to NHS. Two losses, back to back, offered uncharted territory.
“Some people started to lose faith in us,” Laffoon said, “and I think that’s pushed us to make a big comeback at the end of this year.”
How’d they do it?
With talent, maybe, not so much that they only have to take the field. With a work ethic the program demands but that players must still deliver. With “phenomenal” chemistry. Maybe with a chip on their shoulder, too.
Something like that.
“We just always have to keep it going,” McRae said.
North is at Noble today playing for a state championship.
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