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High school notebook: Quarterback versatility a factor for Norman North

Most weeks, Timberwolves will utilize at least three additional players behind center to complement passer Peyton Gavras.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: November 19, 2012
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Whatever you want out of your quarterback — strong passing, dual-threat qualities, big-play speed or power run game — Norman North has a guy to get it done.

Most weeks, the Timberwolves will utilize at least three additional players behind center to complement passer Peyton Gavras, who threw for 268 yards and a touchdown in last week's Class 6A quarterfinal upset of Broken Arrow.

Backup quarterback/starting receiver Channing Meyer is one of Gavras' top targets at wideout, but can be a running or throwing option. In addition, linebackers Jordan Evans and Jaxon Uhles combined for 13 direct-snap carries against Broken Arrow.

Evans is a big-play threat, as he has shown in the kick return game this year. And Uhles quarterbacks the power formation, aptly named the U-Haul, which produced a key third-quarter touchdown last week.

Uhles says the team's attitude is good, especially for a large group of seniors, heading into Friday's matchup with Owasso at Tulsa Union, which is the team's first-ever state semifinal appearance.

“Coming in our freshman year and turning the program around, beating one of the top-ranked teams in the state, it's pretty awesome,” Uhles said. “We've just got to keep it rolling.”

TITANS GET REMATCH

Carl Albert is no stranger to rematches.

For the third consecutive season and fourth time in five years, the Titans will play a team they've faced in the regular season.

This is only the second time, though, that Carl Albert will face a team that beat them during the regular season.

The Titans (7-5) will play Bishop McGuinness at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Norman's Harve Collins Field.

The Irish beat Carl Albert 42-32 on Sept. 28.

Carl Albert has won six consecutive games.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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