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September 4, 2013

More and more likely that Cornwell will play

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NORMAN —

“I was really impressed with how all of the backups played tonight,” Dean said after the scrimmage. “They made a bunch of big plays.”

Tigers’ sophomore developing into threat: Norman High’s strength on the ground is well-known, but the Tigers believe they also have a strong passing game if they need it. And tight end Romero Gatewood is a big part of that.

The 6-0, 200-pound sophomore has quietly risen through the ranks this preseason, and announced himself on Friday. During the drive-to-score portion of the Top of the World Classic scrimmage, he caught two touchdown passes, with the second coming on an impressive running grab.

“He’s stepped up, and we’re expecting big things from him,” Nation said. “He’s going to contribute a lot to our offense this year.”

Kicking game favors NHS: Without a single game played, it’s difficult to compare NHS and North on the eve of the Crosstown Clash. But one player makes the kicking battle an easier call.

Tiger kicker and punter Matt Hockett is one of the state’s top prospects at the position, and has proven that since last season. The senior kicked a 64-yard field goal at a summer camp and showed last season he’s capable of burying teams deep in their own territory with his punting ability.

NHS coach Greg Nation places a premium on special teams, and that seems like an area the Tigers will have an opportunity to gain an upper hand in an otherwise evenly-matched Clash.

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