The Norman Transcript


November 23, 2012

Commentary: Here’s to the Timberwolves



It’s North’s day.

If you read Corbin Hosler’s piece in Thursday’s Transcript, you know the story of the T-Wolves’ two-year climb toward the top. It began with a narrow loss to NHS two Septembers ago and has only advanced since.

It claims a quarterback that remains underrated everywhere but within his own program, counts the best linebacker/return-man anybody’s ever seen since Hollywood Henderson — students, ask your parents, especially if they’re Dallas fans — a player who’s even become the talk of sports radio, because how can there not be an eventual place on a Sooner roster for a guy like Jordan Evans? It claims a defense that’s not only very good, but makes plays, too.

Altogether, it has the T-Wolves right where they always thought they’d be.

“We never wanted just a West team to win,” North linebacker Beau Proctor said. “Every time we talked about the West, we wanted it to be Norman North. We wanted to be in the playoffs, in the state final. We didn’t just want a team in the West to beat a team from the East.”

Coach Wade Standley had them thinking about winning it all before they even played a game last season, but he also knows some dreams are just dreams and some dreams become real.

“Before, it was looking ahead and you’d go as far as you can see, and when you’d get to that point, you keep going, and then you go as far as you can see,” he said. “I think we’re at that point right now, where you can see the end game to this. They know it’s here. You still have to go out and perform and get the job done, but they can see it.”

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