By Robert Przybylo
MEMORIAL 10, NORTH 0 – FINAL
Wow. Wow. Wow.
It deserves three of them. What a defensive outing by Memorial. Wow, OK, a fourth.
Nelson Medeiros clinches the game with a 49-yard INT return for a touchdown with 2:21 left in the game.
That defense is a bad man, I tells ya, holding North 75 total yards and picking off Travis Townsend three times.
Medeiros was lifted onto the shoulders of his teammates in a truly great visual (and video) moment as I havta eat crown on this one. Look for another vid with Medeiros this weekend.
Wow, OK, a fifth time.
MEMORIAL 3, NORTH 0 – HALFTIME
8:32 – It’s almost at a point where if it’s a five-yard gain, everyone is getting excited. Some great defensive plays combined with some bad plays on offense, and this is what you have.
Right now, the teams are stalling themselves. Just when either team looks like it’s getting momentum, a negative play happens and the drive is done.
The only scoring came on an impressive 44-yd FG by Memorial’s Will Conant. Boomed that sucker through. North’s Austin Brasher missed a 45-yarder in the second quarter.
Memorial’s Jared Chambers sacked Travis Townsend, and Townsend hasn’t been the same since. In his second pass after the sack, he threw his first INT of the season as Jordan Marczewski picked it off in the final minute.
Memorial couldn’t cash in as Kameron Doolittle was picked off by Brandon Downing on the final play of the half.
North has 32 total offensive yards while Memorial has 69. Cale Olbert has 57 of those yards with 52 rushing yards and five receiving yards.
I’m thinking Danny Rossi has to play QB in this half. Townsend can’t get anything on his throws because of the ankle problem.
Both coaches have stuff to be fired up about. Interesting to see what adjustments are made. As always, follow me on Twitter for more updates.
7:08 – We’re truckin’ along here. Senior night festivities are under way here at Wantland. Took a bunch of B-Roll video footage (including Memorial’s rather long but cool sign).
6:05 – It’s going to be a fun one tonight. We’re a little less than 90 minutes away, and there are already tons of people in the stadium. It’s an electric atmosphere right now and should be for the next five hours.
5:50 – Yea, got here a little earlier than normal for North and Memorial. Wanted to beat the traffic. Safe to say, I did. Can’t believe I forgot to mention this, but North quarterback Travis Townsend will be starting tonight.
Was at North’s pep rally this afternoon (look for a video on NewsOK later this weekend), and coach Jeremy Dombek confirmed RB Qua’Don Henderson will not play in this one.
I’ve written more than enough on this one. You’ve heard more than enough about this one. It’s just about time for Edlam.
To keep in touch on everything that is happening tonight, follow me on Twitter @BPrzybylo. I’ll also be back here at halftime with analysis and all those other good things.