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October 31, 2013

North’s Barrett setting his sights on state championship

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NORMAN —

Injuries crippling Tigers: The Tigers went to Edmond Santa Fe last week and walked away with a huge upset victory. But they may have paid for it.

Quarterback Jakcob Dean will miss Friday’s game against Putnam City West after injuring his ankle in the second half on Friday. He finished the game limping but won’t be on the field this week.

The senior joins running backs Darius Manning and Dupree Young, who have also been ruled out of this week’s contest. The Tigers have several options to replace him, and coach Greg Nation said the coaching staff is evaluating several options, including Levi Fredrickson, Jared Feexico, Travis Houck, and Logan Hensley.

There is some good news for the Tigers. Running back Ty Smith, who earned his first career start last week due to the injuries but went out late in the game to an injury of his own, will be back on the field.

Timberwolves in need of help: The most disappointing aspect of Norman North’s loss to Putnam City North last week may not be that the Timberwolves could lose the district title, because they are still very much in the race to win. Instead, the biggest problem is that the T-Wolves no longer control their own destiny.

The loss plunged Norman North into a three-way tie at the top of District 6A-3 with Edmond North and Putnam City North. Because of the way the tiebreakers fall, the T-Wolves have several routes to the title but need help in all of them.

For the Timberwolves to repeat as district champions, they must win out and have something break their way, namely either Lawton Eisenhower or Yukon knocking off Putnam City North in the next two games. If none of the three teams lose, Norman North can finish no longer higher than second or lower than third, depending on how the tiebreakers break.

Corbin Hosler

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