The Norman Transcript

Sports

October 24, 2013

Santa Fe’s quarterback questionable

NORMAN — Entering a must-win game at Edmond Santa Fe on Friday, the injury picture is still as murky as ever for Norman High. But for one of the first times this season, it’s not just the Tigers who are wondering whether one of their best players will take the field.

Edmond Santa Fe’s stud quarterback Justice Hansen is questionable for Friday’s contest. Sixth-ranked Edmond Santa Fe (5-2, 4-1), dropped a game to No. 3 Lawton last week after Hansen, an Oklahoma commit, went down with what looked like a nasty ankle injury.

Coaches initially thought he may have fractured a bone, but tests over the weekend showed that wasn’t the case. Hansen has tentatively returned to the practice field and may try to take the field against the Tigers (3-4, 1-3) but even if he does, there’s no guarantee for the Wolves that he’ll be anywhere close to 100 percent.

If Hansen is unable to go, things become much simpler for the Tigers’ defense. Backup Keaton Toree, a sophomore who was effective against the Wolverine’s last week but isn’t nearly as dynamic as Hansen.

Manning day-to-day: One familiar name on the injury report is NHS’ Darius Manning. The running back made an unexpected appearance last week after initially being ruled out, and performed very well in limited snaps. He is still day-to-day and his playing time on Friday will be determined on how fully recovered he is.

The Tigers’ offense moved much more efficiently a week ago with Manning back in the lineup. He provides a one-two punch with Dupree Young that the Tigers desperately need for the tough schedule remaining in front of them.

Putnam City North on a roll: In the last major test on the way to a District 6A-3 title, Norman North will square off this week against Putnam City North, a team that turned a corner a month ago and is making noise in the district race.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • Big 12 Media Days Football Big 12 could fill NCAA’s vacuum; make the discipline calls, too

    It doesn’t look good for Joe Mixon.  Though his attorney, Kevin Finlay, said the most ballyhooed prospect of the Sooners’ most recent recruiting class “instinctually defended himself against further harm,” it just doesn’t ...

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tang making a splash on state level

    The Sooner Swim Club has produced a long string of great athletes in Norman. Norman North has won back-to-back state championships and senior Justin Wu owns several state records and last week qualified for the U.S. National swim meet. The ...

    July 29, 2014

  • Bradford facing another year of scrutiny in newest season

    ST. LOUIS — It’s become a rite of training camp for Sam Bradford. Every summer, he deals with the oversized burden of living up to getting picked first overall in 2010. The St. Louis Rams quarterback is not surprised that once again, he’s ...

    July 29, 2014

  • Judge rules against owner Donald Sterling, but lengthy saga far from over

    LOS ANGELES — Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer....

    July 29, 2014

  • T-Wolves land guard Mo Williams

    MINNEAPOLIS — Mo Williams is on his way to Minnesota, which means J.J. Barea could be on his way out....

    July 29, 2014

  • LSU freshmen face misdemeanors

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Two LSU freshmen football players face charges, one for allegedly stealing a bicycle outside Middleton Library and the other for allegedly tossing firecrackers into a campus apartment....

    July 29, 2014

  • Fitzgerald says players’ push for union brought Northwestern together

    CHICAGO — No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insisted there is no more unified team than his Wildcats. For that, he credits the push for them to unionize....

    July 29, 2014

  • Delany rides fence with PSU

    CHICAGO — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany took a non-committal stance on an effort by five Pennsylvania Congressmen to rescind sanctions against Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal....

    July 29, 2014

  • Murray St. aims to be OVC contenders

    Fifth-year Murray State coach Chris Hatcher has returned the program to OVC relevance thanks to his exciting “Hatch Attack” offense. The Racers will need more results if they hope to be serious contenders....

    July 29, 2014

  • Healthy Claiborne ready to show his worth to Cowboys

    OXNARD, Calif. — Morris Claiborne got on Terrance Williams’ nerves the minute the competition started at training camp for the Dallas Cowboys....

    July 29, 2014

Facebook