11:21 p.m. – NN 27, ESF 10 – Final. I’ll have much more to say about this tomorrow.
10:05 p.m. – NN 27, ESF 10, end 3rd. Ponder had a huge quarter while Tettleton threw three INTs in the quarter. ESF takes over with 11:18 left in the game.
9:09 p.m. – After one of the longest first halves I’ve ever seen, it’s NN 27, ESF 3. Total yards: NN 291, ESF 125. Everything ESF is trying is just not working. A fake punt failed. Easley tacked on another FG as time expired. I said Tettleton would be the key and so far, he hasn’t disappointed.
The key was right before the Symonds TD, there was a pass interference call on Willie Okwuonu that I don’t think ESF has recovered from yet.
8:46 p.m. – Don’t blink. NN has taken control of this game. Tettleton found Nyko Symonds for a 76-yard score and followed that with a 30-yard strike to Hayden Dupell that took ‘em down to the 1. Beau Blankenship punched it in. It’s 24-3 with 3:24 left.
8:31 p.m. – ESF lost a TD. Michael Hodges found Randy Ponder for a 10-yard score but was called back for holding. Hodges then found Kevin Nowlin for 15 yards and K Robert Edge booted home a 28-yarder. NN 10, ESF 3 with 6:08 left in the first half.
8:27 p.m. – Whew, NN went for the kill and it backfired. Faced with a 4th-and-inch at its own 24, Tettleton was stopped short of the first down. ESF has 3rd-and-goal at the 10 with 6:32 left in the first half.
8:15 p.m. – So confident with Bryce Easley’s kicking ability, I already penciled in his 23-yard FG attempt. And sure enough, no issues. So with 11:01 left in the first half, it’s NN 10, ESF 0. ESF looks a little deflated, need something to get the crowd and the players back in the game.
8:11 p.m. – And the first quarter is finally over. Tyler Tettleton has taken control of this game and ESF has had no answers for NN’s no-huddle. After the first, NN 7, ESF 0.
7:52 p.m. – First scoring drive squandered by ESF. The Wolves took over in NN territory after NN WR Bryce Deemer fumbled. However, Randy Ponder was stoned on a 4th-and-1. NN had to punt the ensuing possession. 6:00 left in the first.
7:42 p.m. – Two drives, two 3-and-outs. Norman North kept the ball on the ground while ESF tried to air it out but to no avail. 10:16 left in the 1st.
7:15 p.m. – We are LIVE here at Wantland Stadium in Edmond for the showdown we’ve been waiting for. It’ll be interesting if ESF comes out drained or more fired up after a nice senior night presentation. We’re about 10 minutes away from kickoff, so strap in and get ready for a HUGE district showdown. I’ll update as much as possible. Not only do both teams wear green but both have a starting QB stud that wears No. 7 (Tyler Tettleton and Michael Hodges). Ugh, I’ll have to be on my game tonight.