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Norman North keeps quiet on David Cornwell

HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOK — Tyler Sipe back at practice
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: October 8, 2013
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The Norman North football program is keeping news about the extent of quarterback David Cornwell's right knee injury private for the time being, leaving his status for this week and the rest of the season unknown.

Coach Wade Standley told The Oklahoman on Tuesday that he had no updates he could share on the condition of the Alabama commitment's knee injury, suffered late in the first half of last Friday's 45-42 win at Yukon. Standley said on Saturday that Cornwell had been to see a doctor and was expected to learn the extent of the injury on Monday.

Norman North hosts winless U.S. Grant Thursday night, making it unlikely that the Timberwolves would try to push Cornwell back into action this week. But Norman North has its toughest remaining district game on Oct. 18, when it travels to face Edmond North.

In a bit of good news, Standley said that tight end Tyler Sipe practiced with the team Monday. Sipe suffered a scary neck injury at Yukon.

He remained on the turf for nearly 30 minutes before being strapped to a back board and carted to an ambulance on a stretcher. The precautionary hospital visit showed only a strained neck muscle.

OSSAA TO VOTE ON FOOTBALL DISTRICTS

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors will vote on the new football districts for the 2014-15 seasons during Wednesday's monthly board meeting.

Among the changes to the districts will be the new divisions in Class 6A.

Also on the agenda for the meeting is general discussion regarding the recently completed interim study by the state House of Representatives, which is likely to result in legislation being proposed regarding the oversight of the OSSAA.

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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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by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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