North has also made progress in eliminating the big play. Teams were able to gouge the T-Wolves for long plays early in the season, but North allowed just one play of more than 25 yards against the Eagles.
It’s the continuation of a trend that has seen the defense at times carrying the offense, the same formula that took North to the state championship a year ago. And it’s a long way from where the Timberwolves were in the first few games of the season, when Norman High and Westmoore ran roughshod over the unit.
“They continue to get better every week,” coach Wade Standley said of his defense. “That’s been very important us, and will continue to be.”
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